Meet the Wardens

TCCC has seven Security Boats positioned along its moorings to keep an eye on the vicinity. Meet them below:

No 1 Wardens – Flick and Adam Tasker – Nb Marilyn Jane

marilynjaneHello to all of our members! We are Flick and Adam Tasker and, as your No1 Wardens, we try to make ourselves available most days. The purpose of the No1 Wardens is to be a consistent presence on the site, to look after the interests of both Moorers and Members. We also patrol the Moorings on a regular basis on behalf of CRT, keep a weather eye on Members’ boats and act in conjunction with the other Wardens if problems arise. If you have any concerns, please draw it to our attention and we will liaise and take action as appropriate.

Security – When you go cruising, please inform us, so we can be aware of your absence and if possible the length of your trip, in order that TCCC can use your space to welcome visiting boaters. Please ensure that your electric is turned off to avoid unauthorised use and let us know if you have left your car in the TCCC Car Park, in case of flooding/other emergencies. Keys can be left with us if you wish, at your own risk. Please also ensure that we have your up-to-date mobile phone number and landline in case of any problems. If you are unlucky enough to have your boat broken into/found insecure, we will contact you immediately. Wardens are required to have another Warden present if we feel that we need to enter your boat.

Fishing – We administer TCCC fishing rights. The Club welcomes bona fide fishermen, who provide an added benefit of their presence around the moorings, making it more secure. If you have any concerns, please contact us. For full information, please see the fishing section on this website. Finally –  We both welcome all members to pop in for a cuppa when you are onsite.

Security Wardens – Bernie and Val Warner – NB Tesla

Bernie WarnerHi we are Bernie and Val on Tesla, moored between Shipton Bridge and the Lift Bridge.

We joined TCCC in 2012 when we brought Tesla, our first narrowboat. Tesla is a 1992 70ft Norton Canes. Since 2012 we have extensively refitting the interior. I have been a keen boater for many years, first on dinghies, then yachts and motor cruisers.

If you have any questions or issues please do come and see us, or any of the wardens.

Security Wardens – Jane Rouse and Family – NB Gallifrey

janeWe are Jane, Wilfred and Sylvester.

We live in our lovely big green boat Gallifrey which is moored between the pubs at the Boat Inn end. I’ve been living on boats for 23 years and on Gallifrey for at least 20.

I’ve been Warden since about 2000 and love living in Thrupp and being part of the Thrupp Community. You can often find me sitting on the bench outside my boat and chatting to passers-by.

 Security Warden – Peter Ormerod – NB Lucky

peterHello. I’m Peter, the Warden nearest the Jolly Boatman.

I’ve been living onboard “Lucky” since 2000 and moored at Thrupp since 2003. The boat’s name wasn’t my choice, as she was called “Lucky” when I bought her but to change it would be unlucky in more ways than one – I didn’t want to tempt fate!

The dog in the photograph isn’t mine – she was visiting with the photographer!!

Security Wardens – Mark and Karen Paris (and Stanley)

– NB Helene of Troy

markkarenHello we are Mark and Karen Paris on Nb Helene of Troy moored between the Boat Inn and Jolly boatman pub.

We are here to help visitors and club members in any way we can, as well as our warden jobs of security, grass cutting and plant watering.

With over 30years of boating experience, we can often help people out, as we have probably made the mistake before.

melSecurity Wardens – Mel Jackson and Jan Dytor (and Tigger)

– NB Merlin X

Mel has had her boat for 12 years. She has lived on the Thames and used to winter moor at Thrupp. She then had a permanent mooring at Langford lane for 3 years before becoming a warden at Thrupp. Her day time job is working in a garden centre and is always on hand to help with any work that needs doing along the tow path.

tiggerJan has lived on board for the last 3.5 years. She works with the homeless in Oxford. In the summer Jan is a volunteer mooring warden in Oxford and enjoys birding and wildlife.

Tigger is nearly 4 years old and has lived on board since she was 8 weeks old. She likes to welcome walkers and dogs who walk down the tow path. Her favourite game ‘is scatter the ducks’ and is very happy ‘supervising’ at the work parties.

No 2 Wardens – Ken and Linda Haynes – NB Carpe Diem

kenandlindaHi. We are Ken and Linda Haynes, moored on the wide.