The main activity during April on Bosworth Marina was constructing the compensation pond to protect the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), further along the Ashby Canal. Please go to the gallery to see how Ben Trivett and the team built it!
The SSSI habitat is now complete and the water is flowing gently from the canal into the pond. The pond is built with a central bund to form two canal-like strips of water and replicates the adjacent Ashby Canal. Continue reading
We have now installed the TV in the boaters’ lounge, in time for the Rugby 6 Nations. Everyone enjoyed watching the sport over the weekend.
Planting has started. Today Ben and Outlook Landscaping have started planting the trees and shrubs in the towpath area.
Snow has fallen on the marina in January and also this month, transforming the water and the green edges of the basin into a brilliant white winter landscape except for the area where the heat source pump prevents the formation of ice on the water’s surface. The marina at night also looked stunning. Continue reading
We have taken in some boats with limited facilities on offer: there is electricity to every bollard, water is available on the site and there is rubbish and Elsan disposal, and parking is close to every berth. Reports from the boaters are very favourable and everyone is enjoying their new home. Thank you to those who have booked berths for their patience whilst we finish off building and construction works. Continue reading