A Report from the Anglian Region

  • The River Nene is all reopened after winter maintenance closures.
  • The Great Ouse continues to be closed at St Ives lock where major works are taking place. Hopefully these will be completed before Easter.
  • The Facilities in March are now closed. This means there are now no public facilities for boaters on the whole of the Middle Level. There are some at Foxes Marina – for a charge. I have been in touch with Fenland District Council, who provided the facilities. It seems that there are no plans to reopen them. They have said that they will not reopen the Elsan disposal or the pump out but will provide water and refuse disposal. There is no date given for when this will come to pass!
  • At present there are public facilities on Peterborough embankment. I advise members to make use of these before entering the Middle Level system.

Best wishes and happy boating to all,