Chairman: John Skuse
Secretary: Colin Howard
Middle Thames Branch covers the stretch from Mapledurham to Old Windsor.
We are the largest branch in RTS and maintain a full programme of works, both social and practical on the river.
Our river wardens patrol the river bank and report any problems such as trees in the river, overgrown path etc back to RTS or the appropriate authority.
The Society's riverside land, Bondig Bank, is in MTB and we maintain it with help from our volunteers and Thames Path.
Our main concerns centre around planning and we monitor applications from the six authorities in MTB. If an application appears contentious we examine it and make representations where thought appropriate
Our social programme includes our Grand Christmas Dinner at Leander, a black tie cruise on MV Waterman at the Henley Festival, lunch and quiz in January on MV Waterman. We have lunchtime talks with an excellent lunch at either Leander club or Maidenhead Rowing Club. We play an active role at the Thames Traditional Boat Festival in July.
Our more active members enjoy a programme of riverside walks.
In addition to the quarterly issue "Thames Guardian", the MTB Newsletter keeps members updated.
Chairman's Update (August 2023)
Many Middle Thames Members participated in The Coronation Flotilla at Henley
The Traditional Thames Boat Festival. was a successful event for RTS.
Our 3-year campaign has resulted in re-opening the Friday Street Slipway in Henley-on-Thames. We have involved Henley council, the Chairman of the EA and numerous other EA employees. The MP for Henley, John Howell was a regular recipient of our letters as was the Henley Standard. Amongst other organisations with us wass the Henley Society. The project is summarised in this Henley Herald article.
We are supporting the planning applications for the Marlow Schools’ Boathouse and the boathouse for the Toop Rose classic boat collection.
Overstaying on moorings is a subject we are monitoring.
We are monitoring developments concerning the temporary diversion of the Thames Path at Temple Bridge.
Members enjoyed a cruise during the Henley Festival.
Our branch activities are listed in the Events Diary.