April News

FOR OUR OWN BOATERS AND PASSING BOATERS!
We now have fuel available on the service jetty, along with the pump out facility. Also available in the facilities building are some chandlery and grocery items, lounge with coffee machine, t.v. wi-fi, Elsan disposal, showers, toilets and laundry, coal, gas and more. We have full disabled facilities.  AND OF COURSE FRIENDLY STAFF TO ASSIST AND HELP IF NEEDED.
WEBSITE
We have updated this website which has a boaters’ area especially for our clients. For those Bosworth Marina boaters who have anything they would like to go in this section please talk to our assistant manager Jane.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING  REPORT
Immediately after Easter the pipes connecting the canal to the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) habitat  were installed and we thank Steven Shepherd and Outlook Landscaping for their help in designing, manufacturing and installing the pipework through the canal piles.Bosworth Marina together with Outlook Landscaping are now constructing the compensation pond which Bosworth Marina is creating in order to protect the rare species of creatures living in the Ashby Canal. These include the water vole and the red-eyed damselfly. There will be a central mound with connecting pipes, across the pond to give two canal-like widths of water.

The build specification for this pond is the same as the marina basin itself. The remaining topsoil was stripped off after Easter and levels taken.  Now the team, using three tracked excavators and three dumpers are transporting clay from different parts of the marina site to the pond in order to build up this mini marina basin.  The clay is spread in layers and the sheepsfoot roller is then used to compact the material.  When the basin is formed a puddle clay layer will be added using the same technique. This puddle clay was located and identified at the planning stage of the development and was earmarked not only for the marina basin but also for this pond we are now constructing.

AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING WHILST WE CONTINUE WITH CONSTRUCTION OF THE SSSI HABITAT, ROADS AND ENTRANCE.