London Mooring Action Group

In April 2018, the Canal and River Trust wrote to 250 boat owners across 17 London moorings to inform them of up to 89% increases in rent.

The explanation provided for the increase simply makes no sense: the increases are excessive, unfair and according to lawyers helping us, may be illegal under competition law.

The rent increases are also immoral as they will cause serious hardship to people who have contributed millions of pounds to the waterways over the years. Many of these boats are residential and the only homes we have known for as long as 28 years. Some of those who face being forced out of their homes are amongst the poorest in the capital. Most have nowhere else to go.

The London Mooring Action Group has been formed to publicise and fight the excessive rent increase and change the approach taken by CRT toward London moorers. We are keen to talk to the press.

LMAG does not ‘represent’ everyone on a CRT berth in London, but is helping coordinate and pool the efforts of boaters at the affected mooring sites:

  • Abbot’s Wharf
  • Anderson’s Wharf
  • Blackwall Basin
  • Blomfield Road
  • East Wick Leisure Moorings
  • Fife Terrace
  • Hormead Wharf
  • Ice Wharf
  • Kensal Green
  • Lisson Grove
  • Maida Avenue
  • Millwall Inner Dock
  • Millwall Outer Dock
  • Sturts Lock
  • Talavera Moorings
  • West India Quay
  • Wharf Road