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January 25, 2019

Womack Water dredging 29 January 2019

Dredging work is taking place on Womack Dyke on Tuesday 29 January 2019.  This will restrict traffic at various times.  Please exercise caution when navigating in this area and follow instructions given by the dredging team and rangers

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January 22, 2019

Reedham Swing Bridge 23 March to 1 April 2019

Reedham Swing Bridge

Network Rail are delivering a signalling renewals project along the Norwich to Lowestoft railway line and will be undertaking signalling commissioning activities during a 9 day track blockade. Works will commence on Saturday 23 March through to Monday 1 April 2019.

During the first weekend (23 – 24 March) Reedham swing bridge will be under the control of the signalling tester in charge (TIC), this will require the swing bridge to be locked down in either the open or closed position depending on the testing activities being carried out. During this testing the bridge will be out of use to the river traffic users for a 12-18 hour period, this will be mostly over the night time period.

More detailed information will be shared as and when it becomes available, but vessels wishing to access under this bridge need to make advanced plans during this project.

December 18, 2018

Yacht pontoon – Lowestoft Trawl Dock

Please be aware of Notice to Mariners No. 37 2018:

YACHT AND SMALL CRAFT WAITING PONTOON
Mariners and Port-Users are advised the waiting pontoon in the east end of the Trawl
Dock is out of action and cannot be used by any vessels until further notice.
Any yachts or small craft who require a berth to wait for a bridge opening are advised to
contact the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht club on VHF Ch. 80 or by phone on 01502
566726.
A further notice will be produced when the pontoon can be used again.
Harbour Master
18rd December 2018

December 18, 2018

DEFRA Landscapes Review (Glover) – NSBA response

Photo by Sue Hines

The Government has asked for an independent review of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). As a member of the National Parks family, the Broads are included in this review.  Details of the review can be found at: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/land-use/landscapes-review-call-for-evidence/

The NSBA are concerned about the possible impact of the review on navigation rights and have made their response as an organisation – details here.

 

December 6, 2018

Dredging on Hickling Broad

Dredging on Hickling Broad – Restricted Access to Hickling Broad

Notice is hereby given that the navigation channel on Hickling Broad will be restricted to vessels during weekdays from Wednesday 28 November 2018 until Friday 29 March 2019. 

Mariners must be aware that during this period access to ‘Catfield Dyke’ and the navigation channel adjacent to ‘Whiteslea Lodge’ will be restricted due to the presence of dredging operations.  The navigation will remain open but mariners must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restrictions.

Adrian Sewell
Rivers Engineer
Broads Authority
Yare House
62-64 Thorpe Road
Norwich, NR1 1RY

December 6, 2018

Urgent Boating News – Hoveton Viaduct

Notice is hereby given that ‘Hoveton Viaduct 24hr Mooring’ will be partially closed (downstream) to navigation for re-piling and refurbishment work from Thursday 6 December 2018 until Friday 22 March 2019.  During this period there will be no public access to this part of the mooring and therefore no access from the mooring to the adjoining boardwalks.

If there is a specific need for access to the mooring or Hoveton Viaduct Broad Boardwalk please contact Adrian Sewell on 01603 756066.

November 26, 2018

DEFRA Landscapes Review – protect Broads navigation rights

The Government has asked for an independent review of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). As a member of the National Parks family, the Broads are included in this review.  Already the review team, led by Julian Glover, have visited the Broads and the Broads Authority has prepared a draft response to them.  This was published with the papers for the recent Broads Authority meeting – link to document here.

The NSBA are concerned about the possible impact of the review on navigation rights and will be preparing their own submission before the consultation deadline of 18 December 2018.

Alongside the NSBA response, we encourage individual users of the Broads to complete the online survey which can be found at:

https://consult.defra.gov.uk/land-use/landscapes-review-call-for-evidence/

 

November 10, 2018

Autumn Newsletter and AGM notice

The autumn 2018 newsletter is now available to download here: Autumn_Newsletter_2018

Contents include:

  • Notice for the NSBA AGM to be held on 26 November 2018, 7.30 pm at The Best Western George Hotel, Newmarket Road, Norwich,
  • Tolls – proposals for 2019/20
  • Carbon Monoxide alarms
  • Broadland Youth Regatta report
  • Tree and Scrub clearance
  • Ramuz inter-club championship report
  • Dredging update
  • Planning consultations
  • Swing Bridges at Reedham and Somerleyton
  • GDPR
October 29, 2018

NSBA Privacy Policy

NSBA respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. The privacy policy below will inform you as to how we collect, use, handle and disclose your personal data, as well as telling you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. If you need any more information about our data protection practices, please contact our administrator: Ms Julia Bower at 43, Pembroke Road, Norwich, NR2 3HD or julia.bower1@btinternet.com

NSBA Privacy Policy

September 4, 2018

Swing Bridges – evidence needed of service failure

Recent hot weather has resulted in operational problems with the Reedham and Somerleyton swing bridges, so that they can’t be opened to permit large or tall vessels to pass.  The Broads Authority have been talking to Network Rail about the problems for several years and in August 2018 held a workshop attended by Network Rail and representatives from boat users and the BA.  Notes of this workshop can be downloaded here.

The bridges were both built in 1906 and are effectively at “end of life”. Network Rail have carried out engineering studies and consultations which recently concluded that replacement opening structures are the preferred long term maintenance option. However special funding is required, which Network Rail intend to apply for next March.

In order to support the case for the special funding for replacement bridges, please can you advise any delays you have experienced waiting for the Reedham and Somerleyton swing bridges to open to the river. Did the delay cause you to miss appointments, miss events, miss the tide, or incur other costs? All events considered, with summer 2018 most relevant.  Please send details of any problems as set out below to swingbridges@thegreenbook.org.uk

Your name  
Date of delay  
Time  
Location  
Vessel  
Details of delay  
Consequences of delay  

Thank you.