As you are so sure of them can you give us the facts. The only facts I am aware of at the moment is that despite all the noise and dissent these have caused among some boaters plus enthusiasm from others there are still no RMPs in place. I believe the plans are now that they be introduced in spring next year as a small pilot. Perhaps you can enlighten us to exactly what the terms are or will be.
Simons blog as I see it was written much earlier this year when things were unclear but as you allude these are much clearer now although for some reason still a very touchy subject. Seems simple enough to me to.
You of course are making the mistake of listening to the drivel thats being spun by certain folk, which implies I am the instigator of the RMP.
In fact, I was voted into a position by a number of boaters to introduce them to CRT allowing them to discuss the terms of a RMP. This I did, thus sticking my head above the parapet and eventually becoming a target for a small number of boaters with home moorings who were against the idea.
I support the boaters that wish to take a RMP, to the extent that I will help in any way I can. This does not mean however, that I am working with CRT on the project to the point where I help them make decisions of any sort. Neither do they include me with internal decision making.
I am though well aware of your knowledge on the subject, as you attended a meeting on the 10th of september when I know the RMP was discussed. In fact, I suspect you probably know more than I do, so I don't really see what you are trying to achieve with your post here.
Just so we are all clear, here is a quote from the meeting, as reported on the NABO web page
"Roving Mooring Permits:The small pilot exercise in the London area is to go ahead and the Trust asked that NABO keeps the specific details confidential until they are published on the Trusts website shortly. We have respected this request. Boaters who do not have a RMP will still be able to freely moor within the defined RMP cruising area."
Edited by jenlyn, 07 October 2013 - 11:49 PM.