Richmond consults on mooring byelaw

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is consulting over a proposal to introduce a byelaw to regulate mooring on the land it owns fronting the Thames.

They say they are experiencing problems with boats mooring without permission.

"The problem of unauthorised mooring on Council land has persisted over several years, but has now increased significantly with around 15-25 vessels usually moored on one small stretch of riverbank at any one time. Most of the boats effectively use the riverbanks as permanent or semi-permanent moorings."

The consultation can be viewed here.

The consultation closes on 6 April 2012.