Willowtree Marina, located on the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union
Canal in West London, offers that rare combination of easy accessibility,
security and attractiveness for so many canal based activities.
There is a quiet
pride in what is on offer here and we hope you will feel this too.
Willowtree Marina has set its sights on becoming a leader on the
Inland Waterways. A desire to uphold the best of our canal past
has been coupled to a management commitment for Customer Care, Quality
Assurance and Environmental Protection.
is you are looking for - be it moorings for boats, locations for
filming, a centre for canal events, wildlife photography, walking,boat
hire base, etc. - Willowtree Marina should be your first port of
- Teasel Nursery Wins National Award
Teasel Nursery was only
established 12 months ago at Willowtree Marina and has already scooped
a nationally prestigious award from Nursery World. Competition was
intense with some very exceptional and committed entries, but eventually
Teasel Nursery was judged to be the clear winner.
was 'Enabling Environments' and Teasel exhibited, in the words of
the judges, 'Vision, ethos and philosophy in buckets.'
This is a great start
for the nursery and we all wish them the very best in the future.
I wonder what they'll achieve next year?
- CRT Concerns About Live-Aboards
a boat on Canal & River Trust (CRT) waterways – without
a home mooring as ‘continuous cruisers’ - continues
to increase, especially in some popular areas, writes Harry Arnold.
The CRT is
concerned that the newcomers may not be aware of, or fully understand,
the requirement for bona fide navigation and may believe it is sufficient
simply to move around within a small area.
It says these
boaters therefore get a shock when they find that they are in breach
of the rules, and it is forced to embark on a time consuming and
costly enforcement process.
So the CRT is
reminding people taking up a new live-aboard lifestyle on its canals,
but without a home mooring, to think carefully about the demands
of living afloat through a series of awareness raising measures.
It is working
to publicise these constraints amongst home-seekers and boat sales
advertisers. The CRT is also aiming to provide clearer information
to the floating community so, from January 2014, will be contacting
everyone newly registering as a continuous cruiser to ensure they
fully understand the requirements.
If, after three
months, there is concern about a boat’s limited movement it
will send a reminder and invitation to contact the local enforcement
officer to discuss the cruising pattern.
they can’t meet the movement requirements they will need to
get a home mooring before their licence can be renewed.
head of boating, Sally Ash, said: “We want people thinking
of living afloat to be fully aware of the challenges, as well as
the benefits, before taking the leap. We hope that, by spreading
the message widely, people won’t end up making a costly mistake”.
of Boats Reported Stolen Thoughout the Whole UK River and Canal
(Click on boat for more details)
Based here at
Willowtree Marina in West London, our aim is to provide the best
quality training to you, our customer, through an expanding range
of courses which meet your needs.
now offering a range of RYA courses for the boater, supplemented
by general courses applicable to boating and the needs of local
Click here for details.
is proud to announce a new venture within the marina. We're opening
a children's nursery which will answer the needs of the community
and compliment existing provision.
Click here for details.
On The Water
is now hosting Black Prince Hire Boats.
Click here for details.
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have been at Willowtree Marina for 3 years now and I have enjoyed
both staying here in this wonderfully maintained and tranquil marina
and the interaction with the marina staff who have on every occasion
provided a first rate service and have always gone the extra mile
in providing as much
support and assistance as possible.
one way I feel saddened to give my notice to terminate my mooring
as I feel a highly valued customer here, although there is a need
in me which requires change. Therefore I feel the need to move on.
However, the main joy of having a boat is being able to experience
different shores, which then fills me with excitement as I enjoy
change which has been embedded in me from my military career. I
would like to reiterate that I have enjoyed my time here on every
front and hope that I could again be offered a place within the
marina when I feel a change in the air."
Marina moorers now have acess to the internet from their boats via
a wifi link. This is available to visiting boats as well. Just ask
in the marina office for details.