In September, Bosworth Marina was one of the first tourism businesses in the county to be awarded the ‘Good to Go’ logo. Bosworth Marina was able to demonstrate that it was ‘open for business’ following all strict guidelines required to be covid safe.
We are proud to have been awarded the ‘good to go’ logo and we will be open every day from July 4th. Our shop, chandlery and office hours will be 11 am – 4 pm every day.
Bosworth Marina is proud to announce it secured 2nd place in the Hinckley and Bosworth farms diversification cup🏆🏆.
The winter stoppages have now finished and we are welcoming boats from other parts of the the canal network. The Ashby has been very busy during the lovely spring weather. Our landscaping works and car parking works are still ongoing and our new offices on the first floor of the building are now ready. Our wildlife has sprung into action all over the marina basin and site.
The summer of 2018 is proving to be a hot one, and the picnic tables and benches are in full use. We are very busy using Mallard’s Mere for supplying water for the young trees, shrubs and hedging which are all desperate for some moisture. Ben, Nathan and Chris have been carrying out weeding and finishing work in the landscaped areas and we have put some barley straw in Mallard’s Mere to try to keep the water weed free. All tree and hedge planting was halted because of the very wet spring, and we are now hoping that all our young shrubs, trees and hedging will survive the very hot dry weather we are now experiencing.
Chris (the marina manager) and Jane have been overwhelmed by the donations from our boaters for a bench to be sited by the lake to commemorate Ash, Chris’s brother who died last month. Chris and Jane would like to say a big thank you to all.
Bosworth Marina now has a defibrillator. We have sited it outside the main doors of the building and we are waiting for a demonstration on its usage which we hope as many people as possible will attend.
The linear moorings on the canal, outside the marina entrance, are proving popular with boaters cruising The Ashby, as these overnight stops on the side of the canal saves boaters coming in to the marina to tie up.
We have been working with our insurers and designers to see a way forward with Cafe’1804. The roof and solar panels have now been repaired and we are hoping to start work on the interior of the building in the near future.
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We are pleased to report that ISS, the contractors appointed to clear the fire damage, have been stripping out the first floor of the building, where the Café 1804’ kitchen and café seating was situated. They made a start on 15th February and have made good progress on clearing the whole upstairs area. There will be refurbishment to many of the internal areas which will take time. We will keep everyone updated on progress.
We are sad to report that a devastating fire broke out on 27th January in Cafe’ 1804, severely damaging the kitchen and causing smoke and water damage to the facilities building. The Cafe will be temporarily closed until further notice and we will keep you updated. Thank you to all who helped and expressed concern and also thank you to the fire service for their prompt action. The shop and facilities are up and running again and the marina is functioning as normal.
Vouchers for Christmas presents for Cafe 1804 afternoon teas, champagne breakfasts or any other occasion are available! Looking forward to 2018 we have Burns Night Thursday on 25th January at £18 per person. We also have vouchers for 2018 half day and full day trips for our day boat ‘Harry and Sally’.
The montages in our shop show the start of the construction of the marina, right up to the end of 2017. During the Autumn topsoil patching and grass seeding was carried out and we now have more completed grass areas. Ben and Nathan have carried out some big improvements around the site in the last few weeks. Chris is now able to deliver coal, gas, logs and items from the shop with his new buggy. To pre-order please contact Chris or Fran.