Harry and Sally arrived at the marina on the afternoon of 27th October! The journey from Starline Boats in Nuneaton went smoothly and now Tim from TS Joinery will be completing the internal fitting out, ready for autumn and winter trips. The boat has full central heating! She looks superb and we are really proud of our new addition to Bosworth Marina.
Lleyn sheep. The 39 ewe lambs which grazed on Mallard’s Mere during the summer did a brilliant job of compacting the soil and grazing off the grass, and the area looks stunning. The grown up girls have now met their new husband and if all goes well they will be due to have lambs around the middle of March next year.
Halloween Party. The party on the last Saturday of October for Halloween went with a swing in the boaters’ lounge. Enjoyed by all!
CONSTRUCTION NEWS Ben and Mick have almost finished the footpath from the towpath to the building and we have been spreading topsoil and woodchip over canal side areas of the site. With the help of Josh and Lee, the areas adjacent to the main spine road around the bottom of the basin and along the Carlton Road are also topsoiled. Planting of shrubs will be carried out in this planting season.
The bus parking and turning area work is now scheduled to be carried out by Leicestershire County Council and not Bosworth Marina. The construction work will be carried out close to where the bus now parks. There will be a designated footpath from there to our marina access gate. Ben is redesigning our internal footpath to be compatible with the Leicestershire County Council’s new plans. This means that now we can complete our work around the access gate when we have approved design details.
Work has started on the marina cafe’. The toilets are being built and alterations ready for the kitchen are being carried out. The construction of the car parking for the cafe’ is also underway, together with associated landscaping.