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Press Release - Free mooring fees extended 07.08.20

Free mooring fees and water taxi concession extended

The offer of free mooring fees for Bailiwick yachts visiting Braye Harbour has been extended until September 12th.

Alderney's General Services Committee (GSC) has also extended the free water taxi service for the same period.

The offer was originally introduced with the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in mid-June to welcome visitors from within the Bailiwick Bubble, and since then Braye Bay has seen an increasing number of visiting boats.

This has provided a welcome boost for the island's retail and hospitality businesses seeking to recover following lockdown.

Concerns that the concession would increase the harbour deficit have been allayed with a proposal to use money from the Economic Development Fund, which is in surplus after being frozen at the beginning of the pandemic crisis.

The GSC decision was reached in a 'remote' vote after listening to the views of local businesses and elected Members.