Wash from Riverboats

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Passage Plans agreed by Thames Clippers for their Riverboats include slowing down near houseboats. However, while substantiated complaints have fallen, there are still half a dozen substantiated complaints each month. Would the Mayor consider the introduction of Fixed Penalty Notices, issued by TfL, as another means of reminding skippers of the need to stick to Passage Plans?


Answer for Wash from Riverboats

Answer for Wash from Riverboats

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I welcome the fact that the number of complaints is dropping.

Transport for London (TfL) does not have the power to issue Fixed Penalty Charges to MBNA Thames Clippers. However, TfL will continue to work closely with them and the Port of London Authority.  The PLA which has the responsibility and powers to enforce speed restrictions on the Thames. The issue will be discussed at the next meeting of the Port of London Authority's Wash Forum.

I have asked TfL to consider what further measures could be used to ensure the trend in falling complaints continues, on top of reiterating the need for the Passage Plan to be adhered to.