QMR swipe card access

14 April 2014 | Michael McKee

The deadline for this has now passed.

To help improve members' access to Queen Mother Reservoir I have negotiated a special deal with Datchet Water Sailing Club (DWSC). This should be of particular interest to our regular visitors to QMR.

The sailing club will provide members with a DWSC swipe card for use with the automatic barrier at the exit from the site. Each swipe card will be valid for up to one year and expire on 31 Dec each year. The swipe card will cost 5 per annum. The 5 payment is a nominal charge to cover the administration costs of issuing the card.

The swipe card will activate the automatic barrier for exiting QMR. Entry is gained by driving up close to the barrier. A traffic light signal at the barrier indicates when it is safe to cross. The swipe card is for the use of the named member only and may not be used to let other vehicles out of the site. Even if you have one of these swipe cards, you must still sign in and out at the BOC hut adjacent to the gates, carry your permit and photo id with you and follow all the other regulations as printed on your permit card.

I will be administering this new deal and so if you want a swipe card please contact Mike McKee as soon as possible but by 30 April at the latest. When I have a complete list of members who want cards I will arrange for DWSC to produce the cards and they will then be available for collection from the sailing club by BOC members on presentation of their BOC QMR permit, photo id and payment of 5. I will advise members when the cards are ready for collection.

Please note that once you order a swipe card from me it must be collected and paid for. DWSC will be preparing all the swipe cards in advance so if a card is ordered but not collected the sailing club will not produce another one for that member in the future! If your swipe card is ever lost or stolen you will need to advise me immediately so that it can be deactivated. A replacement card will incur a new fee.