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Non-native Invasive Species, Floating Pennywort found in River Witham

Floating Pennywort has been discovered on the Witham system for the first time, this invasive non‐native  species can cause issues by blocking out light, causing deoxygenation and blocking air breathing insects. In  addition the plant can form large mats which can become very dense. The species spreads from plant  fragments so it’s important not to try not to break up any patches as this can aid and speed up its spread. If you see any Floating Pennywort on the River Witham please report it by calling the Environment Agency’s  Incident Hotline 0800 80 70 60. The characteristic leaves and growth help to make this plant easy to identify. It is found mostly in the south-east of England and occasionally in the north-west of England and Wales. Spreading rapidly. … Continue reading

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New requirements for CO alarms for boats with accomodation for BSS

Following the public consultation in Autumn 2018 on proposed changes to the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) the BSS Management Committee has decided that new BSS Requirements for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms on boats will be introduced from April 2019. Strong … Continue reading

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CO alarms save lives!

“If you have any fuel burning appliances aboard, an engine or generator, fit a suitable audible carbon monoxide alarm for an added re-assurance.” – Boat Safety Scheme Boaters are being urged to install a carbon monoxide alarm as the save … Continue reading

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‘Be aware of CO alarms not working’, warns the Boat Safety Scheme

Choosing the right CO alarm could be the best purchase you ever make but be aware of false claims! Following media reports this June about non-working imported carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sold on internet shopping sites, the Boat Safety Scheme … Continue reading

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Data Storage

Data storage: I have emailed every member who I had an email address for seeking consent to store their information. Many, many have not responded, or their email address has changed. Would everyone please spread the word and if you … Continue reading

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