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June 15, 2022

Urgent boating news – Potential for strike action to disrupt Broads navigation

The Broads Authority have been informed by Network Rail that potential disruption to the Broads navigation is possible if the planned RMT Union (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) strikes go ahead on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June 2022.

The bridges will be affected as follows:

Somerleyton Swing Bridge – Open to navigation throughout

Reedham Swing Bridge and Oulton Broad Swing Bridge – Bridges will not be available for swings between the following times and will be left in the closed to navigation position:

  • From 06:00am Tuesday 21 June until 07:00am Wednesday 22 June
  • From 06:00am Thursday 23 June until 07:00am Friday 24 June
  • From 06:00am Saturday 25 June until 07:00am Sunday 26 June

This is based on the assumption that all bridge operators will be withdrawing labour on these dates. There is a possibility that some staff may attend duty but at this point Network Rail cannot confirm if this will be the case.

We will share any updates given by Network Rail as these dates approach.

https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/potential-navigation-disruption-due-to-rail-strike-action

June 1, 2022

ABP NTM – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 4 June 2022

May 18, 2022

Parade of Boating for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration – Friday 3rd June at WOBYC

May 16, 2022

Boating News – Navigation restriction due to flood bank maintenance works on the Upper River Waveney

The Broads Authority have given notice that the Environment Agency will be undertaking flood bank maintenance works, from 23 May until 22 July 2022. The site stretches along the upstream end of the River Waveney, from Dunburgh grid ref TM402912 to Geldeston Dyke grid ref TM392911 (shown in red on the plan extract).

The maintenance works on the water will involve the use of floating pontoons and small works vessels. Note: during the above period navigation will remain open, but vessels must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the vicinity of the works.

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

For more information and to view a map of the site please visit: https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/navigation-restriction-due-to-flood-bank-maintenance-works-on-the-upper-river-waveney

May 13, 2022

Notice: Neatishead Staithe 24h Moorings, 19-May-22

The Broads Authority have given notice that they will be undertaking site investigation works on the quay heading at the Neatishead Staithe 24 hour moorings.

The works will involve the use of a cable percussive drilling rig, which will provide valuable design information for a future piling project.

The mooring will remain open during the works, however please note that pedestrian movement around the quay heading may be temporarily restricted and regulated in the vicinity of the works on Thursday 19 May 2022 from 08.30 to 16.00 hours.

For more information and a map please see: https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/site-investigation-works-at-neatishead-staithe-mooring

May 6, 2022

Updated – Mutford Lock road bridge is now able to open

Update to earlier post:

Urgent Boating News – Mutford Lock road bridge unable to open

The BA have been informed by Oulton Broad Yacht Station (OBYS) that due to a mechanical fault, Mutford Lock road bridge is currently unable to open.

Engineers from Suffolk Highways are working to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency, however due to the work involved it will not be possible for the bridge to open this weekend.

We will share further updates from OBYS next week to announce when the bridge is operational again.

Please note that transit through Mutford Lock continues to be possible between the hours of 8am to 6pm, however vessels will need to be able to fit under the road bridge at low water to pass through.

Contact OBYS on 01502 574946 if you require further information.

April 1, 2022

Spring Newsletter

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March 14, 2022

UPDATED: NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 4 of 2022 – Road Closure and width restrictions for piling works at Haddiscoe Cut

UPDATED 12/04/2022:

Notice is hereby given that Haddiscoe Cut will be closed due to emergency piling works being undertaken between 07:00hrs Wednesday 16 March 2022 until 19:00hrs Thursday 31 March 2022. The closure excludes weekends between 19:00hrs Friday to 07:00hrs Monday although width restrictions will be in place over this time.

Click to view the full Notice to Mariners from the Broads Authority

During the closure access from Reedham to St Olaves will only be possible by navigating on the lower River Yare and River Waveney via the southern end of Breydon Water.

Notice is also given that between Friday 01 April 2022 and Thursday 14 April 2022, Haddiscoe Cut will be open but width restrictions will remain in place for the second phase of the works.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays.
Vessels should ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning
and when navigating in this area.

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

March 4, 2022

NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 2 of 2022 – Navigation restrictions – dredging works on the Upper River Ant

Notice is hereby given that the Broads Authority will be undertaking dredging works, from 01 April 2022 until 29 July 2022. The site stretches along the upstream end of the River Ant, from Hunsett Mill grid ref TG 35707 24281 to Sutton Staithe grid ref TG 38210 23699 (shown in red on the plan extract)

The maintenance works on the water will involve the use of floating pontoons and small works vessels. Note: during the above period navigation will remain open, but vessels must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the vicinity of the works.

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

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restriction and delays. Vessels should ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

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

March 3, 2022

Somerleyton Bridge

The Broads Authority have advised that Network Rail have been in touch to inform them that the repairs to Somerleyton Bridge are now complete and the bridge is once again operational.