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I dont know if this has been covered before but, this weekend we took a trip down to Potters, not been since last October. On going down past St Bennets and the pumping stations we noticed all the bank work that has been going on over the winter. On our return trip today we took a run up fleet dike to take a look at how things were progressing up there since all the bankside vegitation was cut back. I am assuming looking at what has been done that all the timbers that have been took out are not gong to be replaced, and the banks returned to reed as they have done on the Ant. I don`t know if this is the case but it looks like it is with how the banks are now shaped. My observations from this is that a lot of very popular mooring has now dissapeared, Fleet dike being a particular favourite of ours. I can see this putting a lot of pressure on the other mooring spots both BA and out on the wilds when the busy summer months start, and before anyone jumps in about the delights of mud weighting in a broad we have a dog, and so do many more that use the Broads, so this is not an option. We will be sad to loose the Fleet dike mooring as I enjoyed the fishing and peace down there without actually going down on to the propper mooring area down there, and I know a few more will as you could see the same people down there most weekends, and the area down below the pump stations on the Bure before Thurne mouth would swallow a lot of boats up in the summer, plus all the anglers that used to use that area.

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

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Sadly Gaz I think you are correct. Last year I questioned The B.A. regarding the removal of some other moorings where this type of work was being done. I was informed that they would be replacing with new moorings as many as they were removing. I wonder if this will happen and will they be where we want to moor?
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"I dont know if this has been covered before"

Yes, 5 months ago, on

http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=22&Topic=22492&srow=1&erow=10

To avoid returning to swamp, Fleet Dyke gets a "haircut" every few years, but the Battle of the Somme appearance mellows after even just a few months. If it wasn't done, then the channel would get narrower and shallower until nothing could get through, as would all of the Broads system.

The same type of works on the Ant is now covered in reeds and although some moorings were lost, a some new ones have indeed been added by the BA. If they've said they're going to on Fleet, then they probably will. Smile




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Couldnt agree with you more Geejay. Last year I had a toot about this carnage.   It is wanton destruction in my opinion.   I honestly think whoever goes around and sees where people have found a piece of heaven and think lets carve it up so they cannot use it.    Hope whoever did it can sleep at night.   They have spoilt and not improved the area.  As for saying it will grow back, some of us havent got another 30 years to wait.     I would like to know why all this expense was taken on when it was fine as it was.    Jobs for the boys again.

Mad    Thats my rant for the day.

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Stowager forgive me if I have read your post wrong but in my opinion Fleet Dyke was not narrow and if it was the reeds then why were they not cut down on the opposite bank.

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Certainly no need to ask for forgiveness Hylander, we all see things differently.

The ecology of the Broads is not natural, having been man-made in the first place. If not regularly trimmed back, they would soon (in just decades) return to an impenetrable Carr woodland, like the boardwalk to the NWT site at Ranworth Broad.


"then why were they not cut down on the opposite bank"


The DEFRA flood protection plan was set to take 20 years, and we are not quite halfway through it yet. I assume they don't do both sides at the same time to reduce the impact on wildlife (and us !).  The setback and new dykes on the East bank for the Ant was done about 5 years ago, and they only started on the West bank last year.

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The problem with the work at Fleet dyke is that it used to provide a very pleasant mooring. You were not bow to stern, had your own space and could go off for a good walk safe in the knowledge that your boat was not going to be clobbered whilst away.
Now that the old quay heading has been ripped out (with the exception of about 30ft) these moorings are gone for ever.
I know more moorings have been provided at Ludham but for those wanting peace and quiet they don't compare.
I can't see many private boats using Ludham for fear of a bashing at high season.

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"I know more moorings have been provided at Ludham but for those wanting peace and quiet they don't compare.
I can't see many private boats using Ludham for fear of a bashing at high season
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I agree Cap'n.  I much prefer quiet moorings myself, away from Pubs (and Pub-goers Wink  ) and other boats.

The "new" moorings on the Ant though aren't just the busy ones opposite the Staithe, some short sections have been put in past the bend, up near Neaves Mill, well away from the busy and narrow Ludham Bridage section.

Hopefully some of the new quayheaded moorings promised for Fleet Dyke will also be similarly secluded. Smile  

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When we went through yesterday there was one small piece of quay heading left, which was the one i would usually try to moor on, enough room for one boat. Now all the rest has gone I suppose if I wish to moor there I will have to get up with the 6.00am and off we go brigade so I can be there for 10.00am and moored for the rest of the day. As my origional post says this has took a lot of very popular mooring out of the system, what worries me is the pressure it will put on the rest of the moorings on the northern Broads in the height of a busy season. With the amount of quay heading that has dissapeared, there must be at least mooring for 20 boats gone with Fleet dike and the Bure thus putting 20 boats more pressure on the rest of the moorings.

Quite a lot of the reed has been cut from the other bank and chanels cut into the reed, unless they where already there and needed trimming back. It seems a funny time of year to be destroying nesting habitat and wildlife havens.

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

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Gaz, I am with you totally on this whole thing - not just Fleet Dyke but the BA's "ability" to completely trash wildlife habitat, riverbanks etc.

I have questioned before their "scorched earth" policy (as a member on here once so aptly described it). I personally think they have nothing more than a crude hack it back routine and that the work is carried out with very little care, thought or professional land management skills. I am not criticising the workers on the ground btw - just the programme management. What on earth this does to the wildlife is not worth thinking about!

I fully appreciate that the rivers will clog up if cutting back does not take place, but what the BA does is wanton destruction and inexcusable im my eyes.

Strowager referred to the need for regular "trimming back" but no stretch of the imagination can call it this! I have never forgiven the BA for what they did to The Ant - over zealous or vicious, call it what you like but it was never good in my opinion!

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