Due to increased demand, the chandlery and shop are to be extended in the next few weeks so that we can increase our range of boating items and groceries. Our boaters and Ashby Canal boaters are taking advantage of the wi-fi, Elsan disposal and pump out, showers, toilets and laundry, coal, fuel, gas and the lounge with coffee machine and TV.
We have put the final finish to about half of the road and car parking area along the Sheepy jetties, and we have also landscaped more areas of the 19 acre site. The imported material came in just before Whitsun to make up levels near the road entrance and the main road which leads up to Sheepy and Shenton jetties.The dozer, backacter and sheepsfoot roller were hard at work compacting the material to make a solid base for the road base hardcore to go down on.
The SSSI habitat is now full of water fed by the interlinking pipes from the Ashby Canal. The new trees and bushes are taking well and also the areas of green grass are evident all around. The wildlife on the marina site is diverse and includes many bird species with their young.