Purpose of Topsham Mooring Owners Association

Topsham Mooring Owner Association aims to manage the allocation of mooring positions within the area leased from The Crown Estates Commissioners.

Mooring licensees are responsible for laying and maintaining mooring tackle, with the terms of the licence requiring a specific quality of mooring be laid and maintained.

The Association is a non-profit making organisation whose Membership comprises paid up owners of Registered Moorings in the areas covered by the Lease

The Lease of the Association is held by four Trustees of the Association who are appointed in accordance with Clause 7(a) of the Constitution.  The Committee of the Association shall be elected in accordance with Clauses 4(a) and 4(b) of the Constitution.

Only Registered Moorings are to be laid.

Invoices and Dataforms for 2024 have not been sent out yet, because the Association is being transferred to a Company Limited by Guarantee called Topsham Moorings Ltd.

New Crown Lease – this has been negotiated for the next five years – 2023.  As a result there have been increases to the annual mooring licence fee, as well as increases to other charges.

Ensure that any changes to contact details are forwarded to the Secretary – .  Any other changes, for example, changes to registered licence holder or vessel changes must be indicated on the appropriate form and have the written approval of the Committee before any changes can take effect.

Certificate of Servicing Form     This has been issued along with the 2023 invoices, please ensure that your mooring meets the standards as outlined in the TMOA Handbook.

The TMOA Handbook

Ensure that your 4-digit mooring number is clearly visible, even in the winter-time.

Important Notice     If you are not using your mooring, please advise us so that it can be used by another on the waiting list.  

Forms for making the changes are available on the Forms page.  All requests for change incur an administration fee, currently £35.00.

Problems with moorings

It has come to the attention of the Committee that a number of moorings are not fit for purpose as well as vessels that are not fit to be moored on the river.  This includes vessels coming adrift, vessels being filled with water. 

Registered mooring owners will be notified with any works necessary to bring the moorings up to standard or to ensure that the mooring is in the registered position.  Failure to comply will result in the loss of the annual mooring license.

 Do inform the Committee if you see any mooring issue.
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