Last week thieves cut the lock chain on our gate into Queen Mother Reservoir, cut a hole into the sailing club building and stole the club's safe. Thames Water have sealed our gate until a new entry system can be installed. In the meantime, we can only use the reservoir when the sailing club gate is open (exit passes to lower the barrier when it is in operation must be obtained from the sailing club office). The club office is normally closed on Mondays and open between 10 am (though the gate may be open earlier) and 6 pm on other days.
Thames Water are planning to install a card operated system (and perhaps number plate recognition), though this could take several months. An update will be issued when the new system is fitted.
Renton Righelato - 18 February 2010