Friday, 28 March 2014

Broads Control update - successful meeting of Breydon users

By Adrian Vernon, Head of Ranger Services

The Breydon rangers hosted the Breydon User Group meeting in Great Yarmouth. The meeting was well attended by representatives of hire boat companies and private boaters as well as Broadsbeat, Natural England, the RSPB, local wildfowlers and a local boatyard.

The Broads wide survey for our planning department continued, as did deliveries of the 2014 edition of the Broads Authority's free newspaper “Broadcaster” by river and road.

Our crane barge was escorted back to its moorings after completing dredging and post work on Breydon Water.

A large tree was found in the river near Norwich yacht station. It was towed to the dockyard at Thorpe St Andrew where it was craned out.

The weekend patrols were quite busy with a few speeding boats (one of which was given a blue book warning) and one or two cases of bad behaviour. Patrols also checked moorings for over-stayers and litter.

A helmsman appeared in court on Wednesday  for speeding on the River Yare. He pleaded guilty and received a £200 fine and £95 costs.

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