A grant has been awarded for two new A1 interpretation boards at the community owned Locks Inn, Geldeston.  One of the boards will be located at the entrance to the River Waveney Trust owned 1 acre woodland adjacent to the Locks Inn beer garden.  A second board will be a replacement for an out-of-date board with information about the restored historical river lock.

Grant Applicant:  River Waveney Trust

Funding received from Love the Broads: £1,696

Project completion date:  May 2022


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A grant has been provided towards the purchase and installation of five data counters to be used during both the preliminary and evaluation stages of the Halvergate Mills Trail project to obtain data about current use of the existing Halvergate Public Right of Way (PROW) network and to measure changes in user’s behaviour during the off peak tourism season after the delivery of the Halvergate Mills Trail.

Grant Applicant:  Water Mills and Marshes, Broads Landscape Partnership Scheme

Funding received from Love the Broads: £900

Project completion date:  October 2021


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A grant has been provided to the Museum of the Broads for the purchase of 16 automated life jackets for use on their tour boats.

Grant Applicant:  Museum of the Broads

Funding received from Love the Broads: £1, 360

Project completion date:  October 2021


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A grant has been awarded to the iconic Wherry Maud towards the purchase of a more powerful support vessel.  The previous tender was found to lack power and the 6hp well-worn outboard was not sufficient resulting,  on occasions when crossing Breydon Water, having to use two dinghies.

It was considered that a tender with an inboard engine should be purchased to enable more sailings and to cope with the inconsistency of weather conditions.  A suitable boat was being built and completed in the summer of 2021.  It is of the same era as “Maud” and looks much more traditional. The engine is a Nanni 20hp diesel, capable of pushing “Maud” against wind and tide.   We wish Wherry Maud well with her new tender.

Pictures: Wherry Maud and Linda Pargeter with Love the Broads’ grant cheque

Grant Applicant: Trustees of Wherry Maud, Registered Charity No. 1161285

Funding received from Love the Broads: £1,000

Project completion date:  July 2021


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A new canoe platform is to be installed at a location within the Broads National Park at Geldeston Lock on the River Waveney.  Love the Broads are delighted to have helped towards the funding of this structure which will benefit the increasing number of canoeists within the Broads National Park to access the local community pub, local villages and countryside as well as the wider river network.

Grant Applicant: Broads Authority

Funding received from Love the Broads: £1,000

Project completion date:  Summer 2021


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