Thames Sailing Club: Help!
Melanie Hardman (1920)
I know that many of you have already objected to the proposed development upstream from our club house and bang smack in the middle of our "race track", and my sincere thanks to you. However this is a final plea if anyone hasn't already done so to please lodge formal complaints with Kingston Borough Council. The final decision meeting is on Tuesday next week (22nd Jan).
Ian P (MR 2069)
This in an 11th hour plea for help!
Thank you everybody for your support.
Oh that is good news. Angie and I put in our objections some time ago.
Excellent news, well done for all your hard work.
Melanie Hardman (1920)
We're having a celebration at Thames Sailing Club on Friday from 19.30, the bar will be open and we'd love to see as many of the MR fleet who were integral in getting this refused. You can find us via the link below.
Very glad to hear this news, and congratulations on your victory. As a river sailor myself, and someone who has rowed on the Thames, and who frequently walks the tow path along that part of the Thames, I sent in my objections some time ago to the proposal to narrow the river channel by placing more house boats and pontoons on the river. Also, I took up with the RYA their refusal to help Thames Sailing Club.
PS Hope you remember to inform the RYA!
Following the link, there seems to be a rival establishment, just upriver which is offering cocktails. [ Or have I misunderstood the symbol?]
I think Thames Sailing Club as a name is buried under the logo, the "other Club" is down stream and for Motor Boats!
Well done Melanie and everyone else. I'm sorry I won't be able to make it tonight. Keep your eyes open and your brains in gear.
Derik Palmer - MR 3488
WOOHOO! I sent my objection in quite a while ago, more as a gesture than anything else; I really didn't think that the council would pay any attention to objectors when faced with the prospect of money. It's really good to know that I was wrong and that the evil developers have been seen off. It's quite probable that they will come back with an alternative proposal and the whole process will have to be gone through again, but for now at least the good guys can celebrate!
Richard 1074 and 3443
Excellent news, unfortunately MRU as I'm running match racing at Portland this weekend and have to have the larger boat ready. Have a good time.
fantastic news! - The development appeal was dismissed - thanks to everyone who sent letters of objection. TSC are partying soon
ABSOLUTELY there is a Party!!!
It's a terrfic result for Thames Sailing Club and I intend to join you on Friday.