Ben, Chris and Mick have been busy raising the levels of the car parking and landscaping areas near the wildlife habitat area. Lorries have been bringing in clay and subsoil which has then been levelled by the tracked excavators and compacted by the sheepsfoot roller. During the last fortnight the team have taken in, handled, and compacted over 250 loads (2500 solid cubic metres) of engineering fill.
The marina wildlife seems undisturbed by all the activity around them!
The ‘meet the team’ Canal and River Trust evening was held at the marina on 28th April and this event gave anyone interested and volunteers a chance to meet the CRT team and to ask any questions. The feedback from the CRT was very positive.
Construction continues on our dayboat Harry and Sally. More news on her later. More information go to our Dayboat webpage
Mallards Mere is now being grazed by 38 of Parkinson Partners’ Llynn sheep.They are doing a brilliant job of keeping the grass down and firming the ground. It is hoped that all of these ewe lambs will have lambs themselves in March 2017.
Well done to Chris Hubbard, our marina manager, who has raised nearly £800 for the leukemia charity deletebloodcancer.uk. Chris bravely ran round the marina in his Leicester City blue mankini on Sunday 15th May and we thank everyone who supported him.
The photo competition entries are coming in. Please let us have your photos by June 1st to email@example.com (Please note correct email address). Please send in any pictures of the Ashby Canal and the marina, including any wildlife photographs. Results will be posted on our Facebook page and our next newsletter.
We have received good news that our planning application for the Bosworth Marina Cafe has been approved, so we can look forward to starting work on creating the cafe in the facilities building. The cafe will be open to all once all building works are complete.
Our second Craft Fair held on 19th and 20th March was a success raising £190 for the Midlands Air Ambulance. Thank you to all stallholders and all who came to support the event.
‘Harry and Sally’ The Bosworth Marina Dayboat
Work begins on our twelve person dayboat which will be based at Bosworth Marina.The boat is named after Ben and Josh Trivett’s grandparents, Harry and Sally Trivett, who originally owned the field where the marina now sits.
Starline Boats at Boot Wharf in Nuneaton are commencing the build during February. The luxury cruiser stern narrowboat will be approximately 45 ft by 6’10” and will have a large covered front deck with roll up canopies. The boat will have heating and sound system throughout and will have a toilet, and a galley with fridge, sink, kettle, microwave and utensils. Harry and Sally will be disabled friendly. Parties will be able get a taste of cruising with or without a steerer. Booking details will be available in the near future.
Fantastic news! Bosworth Marina has been awarded ‘Best Farm Diversification Scheme’ in the Market Bosworth and Hinckley Area Farms Competition for 2015. Ben Trivett received the trophy at the annual dinner held at Sketchley Grange, Burbage on 30th October. The judge was impressed by the high standard of the building and the marina basin, stating that this was a good example of “if a jobs worth doing, it’s worth doing well”.
We now have a premises licence and are able to sell beer, wines and spirits in the shop as well as groceries and chandlery items which is excellent news. The boaters’ lounge now has a good selection of books, CDs and jigsaws etc for all to enjoy.
The site is greening up nicely as the grass becomes established around the lake and the rest of the marina basin banks. Continue reading
On August 14th the lake area adjacent to the Carlton Road was extended and the clay bank holding the water was removed. Immediately 14 ducks arrived along with 4 lapwings to inspect the work and take up residence!
The water area of this lake is over 4700 square metres and together with the SSSI habitat we have 7000 square metres of water with sloping banks and shallows for the wildlife to enjoy, in addition to the marina basin itself.
The banks and surrounding areas have now all been covered with topsoil and will be seeded later in the year.
The entrance doors and shelves in our chandlery and shop are now fitted. Boaters are welcome to call in to see what we have on offer and we will order any items in for boaters as required. Continue reading
Bosworth Marina is offering a “Stay for 3 nights, pay for 2” deal during the Shackerstone Festival on 5th and 6th September. Boaters will be able to catch the steam train from Bosworth Station, just 5 minutes walk from the marina. Train timetable should be available on the Shackerstone Festival
website in the future. If you or your friends or family want to take advantage of our 3 nights for 2 offer contact Jane on 01455 291111.
The barbecue is now on site and nearly ready to go! Now we need some nice sunny weather so that we can really enjoy it.