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November 22, 2020

Reports of Floating Pennywort in Broadland

The Broads and Norfolk Rivers IDBs have recently received reports of Floating Pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides), a fast growing and highly invasive plant species in their Boards internal Drainage Districts, around the North Walsham Dilham Canal area and the River Ant.

The discovery of this plant in the catchments is a huge risk to our IDBs, both economically as well as ecologically and could seriously impact boards infrastructure if left unchecked.

Please spread the word on the severity of this plant and report any sightings to an IDB Environment Officer or to the Norfolk County Council’s Non Native Species Initiative using the following contact details:

When reporting a sighting, please include a grid reference if possible, using the following link:

November 18, 2020


River Wensum Closure - Trowse, Norwich

Notice is hereby given that AmcoGiffen will be undertaking essential
maintenance works on the Trowse Swing Bridge.
River passage will be closed during the following periods. From
Monday 14 December until Wednesday 23 December 2020 and from Monday 28 December 2020 until Friday 8 January 2021.

Grid reference TG245076. Please ensure that the area is taken into
consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

For more information visit or call 01603 610734
November 10, 2020


November 7, 2020

Current Guidance from the RYA – updated 6-Nov-20

Please see the following for the RYA Covid-19 FAQs following the Government announcement on 31st October 2020 of lockdown restrictions in England, and updated on 6th November 2020.

November 1, 2020

Autumn 2020 Newsletter

The Autumn 2020 Newsletter is available to download here.

October 29, 2020

BA Notice: End of season facility closures

From 1 November our facilities at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station, Norwich Yacht Station and Reedham Quay will be closing for the winter as the sites revert to control of the respective local councils.

This means that there will be no mooring at the Yacht Stations and facilities such as toilets, showers, pump-outs, electric charging posts and water points will be closed.

Other water and electric points managed by the Authority will remain open (please note that electric posts may trip out with high tides, if boaters find a post that is not operational please let us know using the details below and we will fix it).

Our full-time and summer seasonal Broads Rangers will be continuing patrols and there will be an increased presence on the water until the end of November compared to a regular year.

Broads Control, supported by our Breydon Rangers, will also be available for tide and lower Bure bridge clearance information through November. Boaters can contact Broads Control for this information and other assistance on 01603 756056 or seven days a week between the hours of 9am – 5pm.

In case of emergency please contact the emergency services on 999.

With the onset of winter and increased likelihood of adverse weather conditions, we are encouraging boaters to wear life jackets, plan their journey ahead and ensure they reach their destination before darkness falls. For more safety advice please see our website and social media feeds.

If you have any questions please get in touch using our contact form or speak to Broads Control using the details provided above.

October 27, 2020

Urgent Boating News – Broads Authority

The entrance to Commissioners Cut moorings is blocked by an obstruction. The obstruction is marked and lit. Please exercise caution when navigating in the Commissioners Cut area of the River Yare.

October 8, 2020


October 8, 2020


October 7, 2020

Hardley Cross Mooring Closure

Please note the following statement from the Broads Authority:

Unfortunately, following serious damage as a result of the recent storms and high tides, we have fully closed our 24 hour moorings at Hardley Cross due to the site being unsafe.
The necessary repair work has been added to our maintenance programme and will be undertaken as soon as we are able to do so.
This follows a previous closure of a 22m section of the site earlier this year (June 2020) due to safety concerns.
Please ensure you have back up mooring options when visiting the area during busy times. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.