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image for Boat Trips item typeElectric Boat Gathering at BURES RECREATION GROUND

Boat Trips, Sat 18 Aug 2018

River Stour Trust

River Stour Trust


River Stour Festival




The River Stour Trust, with the cooperation of the three Bures Parish Councils and the Environment Agency, is holding an electric boat open day at the Recreation Ground, Bures Hamlet, on Saturday 18th August from 10am – 4pm.

The idea of the event is to introduce people to the pleasures of electric boating on the river Stour through the village, from both sides of the River Stour at Bures. The Stour forms the boundary between Suffolk and Essex counties and this event will highlight the asset that the Stour is to Essex and Suffolk.

The boats will range from small to large dinghies and skiffs, plus canoes, all fitted with lightweight, low-cost, non-polluting electric outboards, and visitors will be invited to take a trip on the beautiful river Stour

At present these boats are banned from using this part of the river by a bye-law dating back to 1977, even though there is a statutory right of navigation from Sudbury to Flatford, and non-powered craft can travel the whole of the river, but not this stretch through Bures.

The aim of the open day is to highlight the anomaly of this bye-law, and gather support for it to be amended to allow these environmentally-friendly craft to use the river here. Nobody wants large, smoky, polluting petrol and diesel engined boats, but electric craft cause no harm to the local environment, and the bye-law can be suitably worded to just allow them.

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Sat 18 Aug 2018

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Sat 18 Aug Electric Boat Gathering



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