Mead Lane Mooring Trial, Saltford

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:

• Mooring Trial Information (Pdf)
• Mooring information post design (Pdf)

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.  

Proposals for single yellow line parking restrictions that prohibit overnight parking, to reduce instances of anti-social behaviour and obstruction, will be advertised by the Highways Department for public comment during the summer (16th August to 6th September 2017).  Any objections to the proposals will be taken into account before a decision is reached on whether to introduce the restriction.

The consultation documents will be available to view here from 16th August:

Last updated: 10 August 2017

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