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November 20, 2022

NSBA AGM – Monday 21st November, 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association to be held on Monday 21
November 2022
at 7.30 pm at The Holiday Inn Norwich North, Cromer Road, NR6 6JA


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes from the Annual General Meeting held on 22 November 2021
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman’s Annual Report
  5. Trophies for 2022
  6. Financial Report and Accounts for 2022
  7. Election of Officers and General Purposes Committee
  8. Honoraria for Officers
  9. The Green Book 2023
  10. Regatta Dates and other Fixtures for 2023 season
  11. Other dates for 2023
  12. Flag Officers Event: Fixtures Meeting: Annual General Meeting

For the minutes of last years AGM, please see the Autumn Newsletter: NSBA Autumn Newsletter 2022

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November 3, 2022

NSBA Autumn Newsletter 2022

October 13, 2022

NTM 09 of 2022 – Navigation restriction due to dredging works on Oulton Broad/Oulton Dyke

The Broads Authority have issued NTM 09 of 2022. This is regarding a navigation restriction due to dredging works at Oulton Broad.

Copies of this and other NTMs can also be accessed on the Broads Authority website:

October 1, 2022

Vacancy for Co-opted Members to join Navigation Committee

The Broads Authority is inviting people to apply to be members of its Navigation Committee. New appointments will take effect from April 2023.

Applicants should have a good knowledge of the Broads and its special qualities; the navigation area and current relevant issues; and the varied recreational uses of the Broads.

Applicants should be available to attend a minimum of five meetings a year on weekdays. A modest co-optee allowance and reasonable expenses will be paid.

Appointments are subject to consultation with various bodies as provided by the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988.
Please see the documentation below for more information and guidance on how to apply:

For further details contact the Senior Governance Officer by email:

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12 October 2022

Interview date: Thursday 10 November 2022

September 10, 2022

Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of the individual members of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association and its affiliated clubs and organisations, we express our deepest sorrow at the passing of Her Majesty who served with outstanding devotion to duty throughout her long reign. She was a steadying hand on the tiller and an exemplar to us all. We are truly grateful for her remarkable service. May she rest in peace.  We offer our condolences to the whole Royal Family at this time.

Richard Card, President, NSBA

Ben Falat, Chairman, NSBA

September 5, 2022

Update on Water Plant Cutting

We have received a notification from the Broads Authority that the water plant harvester is returning to the Upper Thurne this week.

For more information on this please visit

September 5, 2022

NSBA’s 28th Broadland Youth Regatta – Saturday 3rd September 2022 at WOBYC

NSBA’s 28th Broadland Youth Regatta was last weekend…54 junior sailors competed in a memorable day of racing at Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club on Saturday 3rd September ⛵️

Read more about it here:

August 25, 2022

Haven Bridge programme update from Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council update on Haven Bridge

“The major mechanical and electrical upgrade of the 92-year-old Haven Bridge is continuing with installation of the control system and associated cabling work currently underway. Until this essential project is complete the bridge will not be able to lift for river traffic, however the road over the bridge remains open to vehicles and pedestrians as normal.

So that we can safely deliver and off-load materials and components it has been necessary on occasions to close a traffic lane during off-peak hours. Further off-peak lane closures are anticipated on the following dates:

  • 22 – 23 August
  • 30 August – 2 September
  • 5 – 6 September
  • 12 – 16 September

The duration of the lane closures will be kept to a minimum in view of the heavy volume of traffic during the summer holiday season. The lane closures will only be implemented when a delivery is expected and will be removed as soon as possible after the delivery has been made.

We, along with our contractors, had been aiming to return the bridge to normal operation in the summer but further delays have occurred. These have been due to a continuation of the material supply problems experience earlier in the contract, the need to carry out works near UK Power Network high voltage cables, and most recently the lack of availability of the specialists who are required to commission the bridge due to commitments on other contracts. We now expect the work to be completed, the control system commissioned, operators trained, and the bridge returned to normal operation by the end of November.

The commissioning phase of the works will involve testing of the control system including carrying out several full and partial bridge lifts. This will require several overnight road closures which will take place from 8pm to 6am on various nights between 31 October and 13 November.

We have been liaising closely with National Highways to ensure that our schemes at Haven Bridge and the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing are co-ordinated with their scheme at Breydon Bridge on the A47. The commissioning phase for Haven Bridge has been scheduled taking into account the programme of road closures required for Breydon Bridge as it is essential that Haven Bridge and Breydon Bridge are not closed at the same time.

We are very aware of the disruption which is being caused to mariners by Haven Bridge being out of operation for a prolonged period and are working closely with the whole supply chain to bring the bridge back into normal operation as soon as possible.

This comprehensive upgrade is expected to resolve many of the issues caused by the lifting bridge’s ageing equipment. The upgrade will improve reliability for residents and businesses in and around Great Yarmouth.

A separate project to replace large parts of the timber deck of the bridge which would have required 7 weeks of overnight closures has been postponed, but minor work to replace some timbers will go ahead and require 5 overnight closures, which will take place between 13 October and 28 October. Signs advertising these closures will be erected at the bridge.”

For further information


Thursday 25 August 2022

August 24, 2022

Navigation Closure on Oulton Broad (Mutford Lock) Lowestoft – Friday 26 August 2022

The Broads Authority have given notice that due to emergency maintenance works Mutford Lock system will be restricted in its opening times with delays expected. The Lock will also be closed from 08:00 Friday 26 August until 17:00. Please contact Oulton Broad Yacht Station on 01502 574946 for further details.

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Signage will be in place to warn of closure. Vessels should ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning.

Please contact the Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.

August 24, 2022

Powerboat Racing – Change of Time – 29.08.22

We have been informed that the Powerboat Racing on Oulton Broad as part of the Gala Day on 29 August 2022 will run from 16:00hrs rather than the previously published 12 noon.