The Mead Lane area in Saltford is currently subject to a temporary mooring trial; informal moorings which have been used by boaters for a number of years here are in the Council’s riparian ownership and adjoin the highway (Mead Lane). Over recent years there have numerous calls from local residents and the boating community to regularise the moorings and outline the terms of their use, including appropriate signage.
The mooring trial is proposed over a 10 month period, and comprises of both 48 hour and 14 day moorings.
In December 2016, six mooring trial information posts were installed by the Council working with the Avon Frome Partnership. The moorings are not typically in use over the winter months, and it is anticipated that their use will not resume until Feb/March. A plan of the mooring trial duration and the signage design can be found here:
A feedback form to allow comments to be made on the mooring trial can be downloaded here (Word version).
Managing Parking at Mead Lane
At the start of 2017, new white “H” lines were laid opposite residential driveways and essential business access points. These lines are advisory, and indicate not to park on these lines in order that free access can be enjoyed by the residents and by the businesses requiring lorry deliveries. Parking associated with the mooring trial will be considered over the coming months to see whether further regulation of parking will be required.
Last updated: 24 April 2017