Sending our good wishes this Easter to all our fantastic supporters – Broads businesses, Members and many others – each helping us massively with our work to ensure that the Broads National Park remains special.   Everyone is in our thoughts right now.  Keep smiling.  Keep strong.  Keep safe.


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Love the Broads sends a message of support at this difficult time to all our wonderful Business Partners, their staff, our members and all those visitors who have kindly made donations to help to keep the Broads special.  We understand the many challenges that confront you all right now.

We will continue to work virtually and we are only an email or phone call away should you need support, a friendly chat or have any questions about our work:

Just email lynne@lovethebroads.org.uk
mobile 07717 290307 or

peterh@broadstrust.org.uk
mobile 07887 480331

Thank you for your fantastic support in the past.  You have all made a massive difference in helping the Broads through your kind and generous donations.  Let’s continue to work together – we will get through this – and the Broads will be even more special.  Sending much love and keep safe


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A grant of £1,300 has been awarded to the Museum of the Broads to install an electrical and self-contained 12 volt charging system on  their Marsh Harrier boat.  It will enable the lift to be used without detriment to the normal running of the boat and create access for passengers unable to negotiate the boarding steps and to lower and raise passengers in wheelchairs into and off the boat.

We hope that everyone enjoys their boat trips on the Marsh Harrier.  Another project only made possible by the support of our business partners, their fantastic customers and our Members.


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The Museum’s new electric launch, Marsh Harrier, is wheelchair accessible via a lift within the boat.  It was operated by an existing 48 volt system.  However, once operational at the end of 2019, it was found that the power required to operate the bow thruster, the bilge pumps, and the lift drained the batteries to an extent that trips were then limited or had to be curtailed.

This grant will fund the installation of a 12 volt electrical and self-contained 12 volt charging system on the boat.  It will enable the lift to be used without detriment to the normal running of the boat and create access for passengers unable to negotiate the boarding steps and to lower and raise passengers in wheelchairs into and off the boat.

The new 12 volt system, like the existing 48 volt system, will be charged using electricity generated by the Museum’s own solar panels.

Date:  March 2020

Grant Applicant: Museum of the Broads

Grant amount provided towards the full project costs: £1,300


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Peter Howe, Trustee of Broads Trust, presented cheques to both the  Friends of Salhouse Broad (£2,000)and Broads Reed and Sedge Cutters Association  (£1200) at the Annual General Meeting of Visit The Broads (the Destination Marketing Organisation for the Broads) held in February at Richardson’s Beach Holiday Park in Hemsby 

Details of both projects can be found by scrolling down


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