From the Society for Sailing Barge Research Blog
Maldon District Council – E Petition – Increase in charges for mooring barges and parking cars on Hythe Quay
The Thames Sailing Barge Trust and other barge Operators on Hythe Quay at Maldon are facing a huge increase in mooring and parking charges from Maldon District Council which all are fighting. However the council is not looking at the wider issues relating to what it proposes.
The Thames Sailing Barge Trust is unable to afford a 94% rise in charges and neither can the other operators.
The Maldon & Heybridge Heritage Harbour Working Group, on which the barge operators have a voice, has set up an e-petition on the Maldon District Council website. The link is below. Could we ask you to click on the link and register and then support the statement that has been issued.
Once you have done this, please copy the link to other friends/parties/associates you may know who may live and/or work in the wider area around Maldon for them to do the same.
This is very important. The future of the barges staying at Maldon is at stake.
Many thanks in advance, your support is appreciated.