December 13 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Middle Level Watermen’s Club was presented with a plaque by the organisation whose £22,000 grant has enabled them to develop Skoulding’s Rest at a ceremony today.
Mike Carter, of the Cambridgeshire ACRE, handed over the plaque to Rear Commodore Bill Barry, of the Middle Level Watermen’s Club (MLWC), at the club’s new riverside headquarters, which will be completed before the end of the year.
A marquee was set up and coffee, wine and posh biscuits were served.
Without Cambridgeshire ACRE’s support the development would not have gone ahead, MLWC president Jeff Walters said.
He said: “We received the land last July and were given the grant by ACRE in November. Without their support the development would not have happened.
“Work started on the site in March and volunteers of all ages have done the bulk of it.
“Most of the volunteers are retired. The oldest volunteer, Albert, is 92-years-old, while our youngest helper is just 16.
“When it is finished it will be something the people of March can be very proud of.”
Cambridgeshire ACRE is the rural community council for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
They provide encouragement, practical help and support to communities throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to enable them to develop as vibrant places to live and work.
Skoulding’s Rest, which will have disabled assess, will be for both public and private moorings.
It is open to the public for memberships. If you would like to find out more, call Jeff at 07785 787875