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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:

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:

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 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.

February 17, 2022

Urgent Boating News – Extremely high winds forecast for the Broads

The Broads Authority have issued the following warning:

As you are likely aware, the Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for Friday 18 February due to extremely high winds created by Storm Eunice. This warning impacts the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk, including the Broads. Wind speeds of up to 70mph have been forecasted for the area, peaking between 12 and 2pm on Friday.

Boat owners are urged to make arrangements to ensure that their vessels are secure and properly tied up before the high winds hit, and to check on their vessels after the weather warning has passed.

We strongly advise that you avoid any non-essential travel during this period of high wind. If you are on your vessel please refrain from cruising on the rivers (unless essential) and instead stay moored up in a safe location. Please be mindful of dangers such as nearby trees and other structures which may be affected by the wind whilst you are moored up. Be extra vigilant and stay well away from the water’s edge whenever possible.

Breydon Water will also be closed to hire vessels during the weather warning, and we will notify the public when it is safe to cross again. Boat hirers should contact their boatyard for more information if required.

We anticipate that over the coming days there will be numerous riverside trees uprooted by the wind and some damage to vessels. Our Rangers will be working hard to deal with these issues and keep you safe.

If you notice any obstructions on the river, including trees or adrift/sunken vessels, please report these to Broads Control on 01603 756056.

In case of emergency, or if you are in danger, always dial 999.

Tom Waterfall, Senior Communications Officer, Broads Authority
January 9, 2022

Boating News – Rockland electric pillar installation – 17 January 2022

The Broads Authority have informed that works will commence on Monday 17 January for approximately three days to install an electric charging pillar at the western end of the Rockland St Mary 24-hour moorings.

The site will remain open, although the slipway run by the Poors Trust will be closed for the duration of the work. There may be occasions during this period when the electric supply from the existing pillar on the Rockland eastern moorings needs to be temporarily turned off to allow the new pillar to be connected. Please follow any signage present.

The BA apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst these improvement works are taking place.

December 23, 2021

Broads Control Christmas Operating Hours

The Broads Authority have issued the following note regarding Broads Control operating hours over the Christmas period:

Broads Control will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

All other days over the Christmas period Broads Control will be operational between 9am and 5pm as normal.

Outside of our operating hours please leave a message and we will deal with your enquiry as soon as we can. In an emergency contact 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Broads Authority
December 18, 2021

Boating News: Mooring Refurbishment Works Commencing 4 January 2022

The Broads Authority have issued the following note about upcoming refurbishment works on moorings in How Hill and Haddiscoe, commencing 4 January 2022.

Starting on 4 January there will be works taking place on our How Hill 24-hour moorings to replace the middle 100 metres of quay heading timber.

We are aiming for there to be little effect on users of the site. The remaining 200 metres of the mooring will remain accessible and the public footpath will be open throughout the works. There will be a portaloo and small compound on the staithe area but this should not impede access for pedestrians. Clear signage and barriers will be in place on site to advise visitors.

Also commencing on 4 January are works at our Haddiscoe East layby mooring to replace failing timbers along the length of the mooring. The site will have to be closed for a period of approximately two weeks during the works, which are essential to keep it serviceable. Clear signage and barriers will again be in place to advise visitors.

Broads Authority