Issue Date: 27th September 2011
British Waterways is urging boaters to plan ahead to make sure they can continue to enjoy London’s waterways during next summer, when restrictions to navigation and use of the waterways will be put in place during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The restrictions are part of measures put in place by the Metropolitan Police Service, the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and other security partners to support the wider safety and security operation for the Games.
Boaters who want to use the waterways during the Games should ensure they are aware of the following restrictions and plan accordingly:
Boat owners wishing to pre-book a passage through the restricted area on the River Lee Navigation should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 985 7200. Boaters should book at least one week in advance of their intended travel date.
For information about mooring in and around central London during summer 2012 boaters should visit www.waterscape.com/londonboats2012.
IWA is continuing to make representations concerning the proposed closure of Commercial Road Lock as it is the key access to the Thames for boaters in central London.