Monday, 10 February 2014

Broads Control update - New speed gun trials held

By Adrian Vernon, Head of Ranger Services

The rangers tested a new radar and laser speed gun that we are considering purchasing or leasing. The new speed guns are just as accurate as our existing ones which are now getting older and spares may become a problem in the future.


The rangers also attended a free 2 hour prosecution and witness training session given by 3 local barristers at City Hall last week.

The spate of thefts of outboard engines has continued. Some went missing in the Thurne area overnight on the weekend of 1st/2nd February and more were discovered stolen on Thursday at Ludham Bridge. I would urge people to use Broadsbeat's Engine Covers as I am not aware that an engine fitted with one has ever been stolen: http://bit.ly/1lUZII

The weekend rangers received a call to a large motor cruiser sinking at its moorings on the Lower Bure. They attended with a pump and managed to prevent it sinking.

Tree work has continued with rangers working with volunteers at Train Reach at Brundall.

Interest in the two launches for sale continues and we also advertised for expressions of interest in a 4 launch refit contract.


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