We have reached a fantastic milestone.   Over £50,000 has now been donated to 38 exciting projects in the Broads.  What more can we say but THANK YOU to the many business supporters and their customers who have made this possible.


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£1,200 has been awarded to The Broads Reed and Sedge Cutters’ Association to enable them to purchase 20 specialist mats so that they can access a number of sites that are managed for conservation and commercial reed, (renowned for its high quality and used in fencing and thatching roofs across the country) and sedge.

The mats will prevent ground damage to these biodiverse peat fens and facilitate the removal of the quality local product from the marsh. The reed cutters are having to adapt their operations to meet the challenges of climate change and rising sea levels.   Currently many areas of marsh can only be accessed on foot and laying these transportable and temporary track ways over areas of unstable ground will enable specialist machinery to remove the final product.

 


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A grant of £2,000 has been awarded to the Friends of Salhouse Broad towards creating an exciting bespoke natural play space for everyone to enjoy. The new play area will encourage children and families to engage with the stunning natural woodland adjacent to the Broad and within The Broads National Park. It will widen the offer to both local residents and families visiting the area, encouraging them to visit at any time of the year and to stay for longer.

CAP.Co, a local, Broads-based company who are international leaders in the field of creating adventurous, playful, educational spaces, have been commissioned to deliver this project


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Salhouse Broad is popular to visit by boat, cycle or foot, being close to the village of Salhouse with its many facilities including pubs and cafes.  It is a destination is its own right.

The aim of this project is to create a bespoke natural play space for everyone to enjoy. The new play area will encourage children and families to engage with the stunning natural woodland adjacent to the Broad and within The Broads National Park. It will widen the offer to both local residents and families visiting the area, encouraging them to visit at any time of the year and to stay for longer.

With direct links to the river, local footpaths and well known cycle routes, it perfectly fits the vision of Love The Broads to enable access for all, including young children, to the Broads and its natural environment, bringing with it all the benefits to health and well being

The new play area will be built of natural and sustainable materials, with the chestnut timber sourced, processed and seasoned from sustainably managed local woodland. Timber from the existing play area, which is some years old, will be used in other parts of the site for repairs such as to the boardwalks etc.

CAP.Co, a local, Broads-based company who are international leaders in the field of creating adventurous, playful, educational spaces, have been commissioned to deliver this project

Date: January 2020

Grant Applicant: Friends of Salhouse Broad

Grant Amount provided towards the full project costs:   £2,000


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The purchase of specialist mats will help to protect the fragile peat fen from compression from even light-weight reed cutting machinery. This project aims to provide modern equipment to adapt operations to climate change and rising sea levels. It will improve access to a number of sites that are managed for conservation and commercial reed, (renowned for its high quality and used in fencing and thatching roofs across the country) and sedge.  It will involve the purchase of 20 track mats to prevent ground damage to these biodiverse peat fens and facilitate the removal of the quality local product from the marsh.  Currently many areas of marsh can only be accessed on foot and laying these transportable and temporary track ways over areas of unstable ground will enable the Broads Reed and Sedge Cutters Association‘s members to use machinery to remove the final product.

Date: January 2020

Grant applicant: Broads Reed and Sedge Cutters Association

Grant provided: £1,200

 

 


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