Archive for the “Environment Agency” category

The Need for Lock Keepers

by admin on April 18, 2011

User operation of locks The advent of Out of Hours Power (OHP) at locks has made it easier for river users to transit locks when lock keepers are not available.¬†Until recently, this was mainly before and after the working day. (…)

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Deep in Doo-Doo ?

by admin on August 26, 2010

Apparently the EA pump out stations at Boveney and Shiplake are both out of action. With several hundred boats converging on Beale Park for the IWA Festival this ¬†weekend one wonders where all that poo is going to finish up (…)

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EA Improvements

by admin on August 12, 2010

Message from the Environment Agency about river works planned: This email is to let you know about some of the repairs and improvements we’ll be carrying out to our River Thames navigation structures in the coming months.

Had a problem on the Thames? Let us know.

by admin on August 9, 2010

Just added a ‘Report an Incident‘ form to this site so you can inform us of any problems you encounter which affect your enjoyment of the non tidal Thames. Might even pass the info on to the EA if appropriate!

Rafting Up when busy

by admin on August 9, 2010

In an earlier post – A message to Narrowboaters – I discussed the shortage of moorings and the need for boats to moor alongside each other. I posted the same message on a Narrowboat Forum and received some encouraging comments (…)

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Speed Limit

by admin on August 9, 2010

The speed limit on the non tidal Thames is 8 kilometers per hour – 5 miles per hour – 4.3 nautical miles per hour. This is, nominally, supposed to be speed over the ground rather than through the water which (…)

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Bacon Sarnies at Temple

by admin on August 5, 2010

”ere’ I said, coming thru Temple one Sunday morning. “What’s happened to the fun notice about needing to give lockie a bacon sarnie if he can smell the makings as we pass through the lock?” ‘Had to take it down” (…)

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Changes may be coming

by admin on July 21, 2010

Big chinwags taking place about possible restructuring of British Waterways into some sort of Charity Trust and possibilities for EA waters to be included to create one huge Inland Waterways organisation.

Lock Manning Hours

by admin on July 20, 2010

The table (click to enlarge) shows when you are likely to find locks manned by lock-keeping staff. Outside these hours, and when staff are engaged in other duties or taking a break, signs showing a large BLUE disk on a (…)

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More on the Shallow Bits

by admin on July 19, 2010

What the EA say in the Customer Charter is: We will maintain a fairway, normally at least the middle third of the river, between each lock…….We will mark underwater obstructions that we are aware of in the fairway………We will mark (…)

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