• Welcome to Middle Level Commissioners.

    The Middle Level Commissioners are a statutory corporation created under the Middle Level Acts 1810-74 and 2018, operating also under the Land Drainage Act 1991, the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and the Nene Navigation Act 1753.

There are two upcoming suspensions to navigation

Marmont Priory Lock – 30th October – 19th December 2023
Salters Lode Lock – 8th January – 9th February 2024

Details available: https://middlelevel.gov.uk/navigation/sus-nav/

Seven unlicensed boats have recently been passed to external solicitors for prosecution. Of these three have now paid for a licence, one will be removed from the water. As we have had no contact from the other three, they will progress towards prosecution.

Friday stats:
So far this year we have issued 287 navigation licences, this is already an increase from the 283 we issued in 2022/23.

233 of the 287 are renewals from 2022/23 and the rest are new applicants.

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The Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA) represents Internal Drainage Boards nationally. Their website contains lots of useful information about IDBs.

Staff here at the Middle Level Commissioners not only administer and provide a range of services for the Commissioners, we also administer the local IDBs that feature on the drop-down list below.

Internal Drainage Boards