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Old 11 January 2010, 13:05   #1
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Menai Straits slipway news

Most will know
But for those that don't
The slipway at Menai Bridge has been improved.
Now twice as wide almost.
Plus more room for parking trailers.

Also, Planning permission has been applied for at Felinheli {Port Dinorwic) for a new slipway and a trailer park
Dunno how the application has been recd( but will find out), however work seems to be going on.

More the merrier, says I!
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Old 11 January 2010, 13:07   #2
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Old 14 January 2010, 16:58   #3
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Excellent news - thanks for the tip off!
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good news

Wonder when they will start charging more and be more rigorous on catching you!
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Wonder when they will start charging more and be more rigorous on catching you!
If its council owned its more likely that in a couple of years someone will decide its not used enough (based on the the stats they have for paying customers) to cover its costs/ justify the need and close it permanently. Now what was that about thieves and chopping off fingers
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If its council owned its more likely that in a couple of years someone will decide its not used enough (based on the the stats they have for paying customers) to cover its costs/ justify the need and close it permanently. Now what was that about thieves and chopping off fingers
touché! There's always someone lurking in the shadows ready to highlight any hypocrasy/contradiction/mistakes etc in a post! ( We have a mooring all year though and launch at ABC.)

I just find it hard to justify charging people to launch on an unmaintained slip that was built with our council tax in the first place most likely.
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I just find it hard to justify charging people to launch on an unmaintained slip that was built with our council tax in the first place most likely.
the original post suggests it is indeed maintained - having recently been upgraded! in some areas there may be an economic development argument for the council providing free slipways to encourage visitors - but generally it is a service, and not just restricted to locals, so actually its not unreasonable to charge. Would you expect to be able to use the council tennis courts, five-a-side pitch or dry ski slope FOC just because it was tax payers money used to build it? Does everyone in the area use the slipway - then why should everyone pay? For some reason even though launching and visitor mooring fees make up only a small proportion of our total cost of ownership of a boat (especially compared to fuel and long term storage) many of us seem keen to avoid the charges - but will in the next breath complain about the lack of facilities!
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