A rate of 70.0p was set for Area 1, 30.0p for Area 2 and 10.0p for Area 3.

Messrs Keith Wilderspin and James Dodson were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

 

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

The Commissioners set a rate of 41.0p in the £.

Messrs John Heading and Robert Sears were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

The Finance Committee comprising Mrs A J Langley, Councillors C J Crofts and W Sutton, Messrs J E Heading, P Jolley and R M C Sears were re-appointed.

Messrs Ken Goodger and Patrick Clabon were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

Messrs Mathew Latta and Christopher Lee were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

Prior to the meeting, Members observed a minutes’ silence as a mark of respect for Mr Herbert Burgess, who died on the 25th December 2020.

It was reported that Mr Burgess had been a member of the Board since March 1985 and had served as Vice Chairman from January 2009 until January 2012.

Messrs Peter Burton and James Anderson were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

It was resolved to invite Mr Paul Burgess to fill the vacancy on the Board caused by the death of Mr Herbert Burgess, if willing to do so.

A rate of 13.0p was raised.

 

 

Messrs Andrew Roberts and Richard Blackhurst were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

The Chairman welcomed Andrew Lensen who was attending his first meeting of the Board.

It was resolved to invite Mr Michael Lambert to fill the vacancy on the Board, if willing to do so.

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 the 23rd December dealing with excess flood waters and are now concentrating on essential remedial activities and checks as water levels are brought back down to normal. They also need a break once all emergency and essential tasks are completed.

Our reasoning for deeming this a low priority is that the vessel is currently not causing a flood risk, it is already sunken and appears abandoned and the navigation length is within a Tier 4 area hence we would not expect vessels to be being, used other that for absolutely essential journeys. If you need to contact the MLC urgently please dial the main office number and choose the emergency option.

The Chairman welcomed Mr Rupert Waters who was attending his first meeting of the Board.

Mr Mark England was re-appointed Chairman and the Middle Level Commissioners were re-appointed as Clerk.

The Finance Committee comprising The Lord De Ramsey, D D Brown, D W England, M P England, J German, T E A Noble and H W Whittome were appointed.

The Clerk reported there were now 3 vacancies on the Board following the  resignations of Messrs Christopher King, Charles Robinson and David Stokes.

It was resolved to invite Mr Jacob Armstrong to fill one vacancy on the Board, if willing to do so.

Following the successful completion of similar work undertaken in the 2019 season to watercourses under the control of the EA in the Swavesey area, Swavesey IDB in conjunction with the Middle Level Commissioners were tasked with providing a similar fully costed and re-chargeable service to the EA again for the 2020 season under a PSCA contract.

This season’s watercourse maintenance works consisted of several elements including flail mowing of watercourse banks and adjacent berms, bush trimming,  herbicide application to control emergent aquatic vegetation, and machine and hand cleansing with a weed bucket/ hand tools to remove excessive vegetation from the watercourses concerned. Vermin monitoring and control has also been included in this year’s works programme.