£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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Just some of the 80 businesses who, together with their fantastic customers, are all playing a part in helping to keep the Broads special

Thank you to everyone

Hall Farm  CottagesMaycraft , Riverside Rentals, Ivy House Country Hotel Prima RosaA Piece of Cake, Limes Farm and Smile Bikes

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Love the Broads is delighted to have provided a grant to the award-winning RAF Air Radar Museum, Neatishead,  to preserve and record current Volunteers’ memories of their service time at this fascinating 1942 built radar operations building which played such a major part in the Cold War.

A cheque for £2,219 was presented by Peter Howe of the Broads Trust to Trustees of the Museum in the Cold War Operations Room.

 

 


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Heart, Snow, Love, Snow Heart, White, Winter

Love the Broads wishes to thank all of our fantastic business partners, Members and Visitors who kindly help us with our exciting work to keep the Norfolk Broads National Park special.

We have had a great year and have so far raised a total of over £45,000 which has supported projects including wildlife, education and the visitor experience.

We couldn’t do it without you.  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

 


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