Entries by kate.pollard


Lock Keeper of the Year Presentation

Three Fenland Lock Keepers were finalists in the British Marine Inland Boating Lock Keeper of the year award 2020. The Award, also known as the Esme Dowling Award in memory of Esme Dowling, a Lock Keeper at Napton Locks on the Oxford Canal from 1957-1988, is presented annually by hotel boat and hire boat operators […]


Middle Level Commissioners & Well Creek Trust Replacement Moorings, Salters Lode Lock

The eagerly awaited replacement moorings at Salters Lode have recently been completed, just in time for the start of the 2021 navigation season. The new structure has been constructed using a bespoke design, and is the first to be constructed in the Middle Level Commissioners’ system featuring a simplified steel pile sub-frame topped with GRP […]

BREAKING NEWS – Anglian Pass

The MLC are pleased to advise that for the 2021/22 licencing year and beyond vessel owners be able to purchase an Anglian Pass from the EA, which when used in conjunction with the Middle Level licence, will allow passage onto EA (Anglian) and Conservators of the River Cam waters – see PDF below. Anglian Pass

Sunken Boat Alert

Please be aware that there is a sunken fibreglass vessel on the Old River Nene east of March Town, which, if passable, will only be so if care is taken. This matter will not probably be attended to until the New Year as our call out staff and employees have been out working 24/7 since […]

Good Governance Guide for Internal Drainage Boards

ADA has launched a Good Governance Guide for Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs). This has been produced with the assistance of the past Middle Level Commissioners Chief Executive and is a welcome addition to the suite of support documents published by ADA. Further information on the guide can be found by following this link https://www.ada.org.uk/2018/11/ada-publishes-guide-to-good-governance-for-internal-drainage-board-members/

Well Creek Phase IV Dredging

The Commissioners propose to undertake the fourth phase of their programmed dredging of Well Creek, to commence on Sunday 7th January. Letter to affected residents – Lowside Letter to affected residents – Town Street Map showing working sides

Planning Agents Training Day

This week the Middle Level Commissioners  held its first ever, half day seminar and workshop specifically aimed at agents acting on behalf of developers, who build within and close to the fenland area. The aim of the day was to provide background and information on the workings of the Middle Level and IDBs and covered […]