Boost for local economy as £900,000 Crosskeys Marina is officially opened in Sutton Bridge

PUBLISHED: 11:34 18 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:31 18 September 2017

The new Crosskeys Marina in Sutton Bridge.

The new Crosskeys Marina in Sutton Bridge.

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A tourism gateway to inland waterways from The Wash has opened for business with the launch of a new £900,000 marina in Sutton Bridge.

Councillor Ralph Butcher cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Crosskeys Marina, with fellow members and council officers involved in the project.Councillor Ralph Butcher cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Crosskeys Marina, with fellow members and council officers involved in the project.

Crosskeys Marina was officially unveiled on September 13 following a four-year development project between Fenland District Council and Lincolnshire County Council.

The marina caters for up to 20 leisure boats, as well as the Port of Wisbech Harbour Authority vessels and the Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation protection vessel.

Many of the moorings have already been allocated, and a new boating community is already starting to taking shape.

The new marina at Sutton Bridge.The new marina at Sutton Bridge.

Councillor Ralph Butcher, portfolio holder for growth at Fenland District Council, said: “The opening of Crosskeys Marina is the beginning of a very successful journey to come; boosting the local economy and tourism offer across the wider Wash area with the potential to expand further in future.

“It is also a great example of local authority partnership working that demonstrates we are not constrained by artificial county/district boundaries to deliver joint projects.”

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