Success for annual open morning

The first Broads Authority annual open morning at Whitlingham attracted scores of people who enjoyed learning about the Broads and how the Authority looks after it.

Families tried pond-dipping, making badges and decorative dragonflies and those interested in the Broads Authority's work looked at stands devoted to practical maintenance, conservation and the new Pony Power scheme.

Members of the public also took the 'shortest guided walk in the world' through a graphic illustration of the Broads to learn about the impact of climate change.

Around a dozen people attended Chief Executive John Packman's first presentation. A second presentation was put on for the two members of the public who turned up to see it along with a few members of the Authority who had not seen the first.

Head of Communications Lorna Marsh said: "Whitlingham was a great place to hold the open morning with so many people coming along. There are a few things we will improve next year to ensure more people know about the presentations and to make the most of the good weather if we get it again."

Saturday 7 May 2016