Wednesday 12th July 2017 marked the official opening of new moorings at Boundary Farm, Thurne.
The Broads Authority has worked closely with the land owner of Boundary Farm and through the planning process has been able to unveil the new development. Funding for the project has come from the Broads Authority and Love the Broads, with generous sponsorship from Herbert Woods, one of the prime supporters of the visitor donation scheme.
At the official launch, representatives of the Broads Authority, Love the Broads and Herbert Woods celebrated new opportunities for boat users who wish to enjoy this natural beauty spot by boat. Fittingly, it was a Herbert Woods vessel that moored for the first time at the new site. Amanda Walker representing Herbert Woods stated, "We’re really excited to see the new moorings, we’re sure they’ll be incredibly popular with our boat users".
Projects like this one are another example of the great success story that has been the Love the Broads project, a Visitor Giving Scheme for the Broads National Park, that sees those who love the Broads helping to support them.
Peter Howe, a Trustee of the Broads Trust which administers the Love the Broads scheme, said, ‘We are delighted that Herbert Woods, one of our leading business supporters, have chosen to act as a sponsor for these new visitor moorings at a popular location on the northern rivers.’
Shortage of 24 hour moorings is an issue for some boaters on the Broads, work on the Broadland Flood Defences necessitated the removal of many moorings so it is particularly good news to see the construction of new moorings at strategic locations.
Monday 17 July 2017