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Title: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Pirate on May 29, 2007, 08:57:14 AM
   Due to the kind intervention of SKD council in the emptying, maintenance and refilling of our pond ( the old outdoor swimming pool, Wyndham park, Grantham, Lincs ) which in the last ten years had accumulated a unhealthy amount of debris natural and vandal induced,to the point where it was a danger to wildlife and human users. I the secretary of the club would just like to notify everyone who was planning to come to our RNLI open day next Sunday that this event is cancelled until the pool is once again operative. Then we warmly welcome one and all to join us at this and any of our other events.
Grateful thanks to SKDC for there work and to all who attend G&DMBC in there patience and support.
Yours
Andrew Palmer
Sec of G&DMBC)
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 29, 2007, 10:12:14 AM

Grantham & District MBC was one of the first clubs I visited when I started Mayhem!
... a Great bunch of people!

  Photos!  (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Clubs/Grantham/index.htm)



(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Clubs/Grantham/images/Grantham%20%20002.JPG)
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 26, 2010, 06:41:17 PM
Via email to Mayhem...

Hi,
 
My name's Suzie and I'm a reporter at the Grantham Journal. I have had a letter from a member of the Grantham Model Boat Club but I'm struggling to track them down. Would it be possible for you to put me in contact with someone at the club to talk about the damage that has been caused to the boating lake?
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
 
Kind regards,

Suzie
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Pirate on July 26, 2010, 08:53:21 PM
PM sent to you Martin
Thanks
Pirate
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on August 13, 2011, 07:36:26 AM
With reference to the damage at the pool,( i know the last post was in july 2010) but what ive been told(possibly a nother rumour)is that when the council contractor was cleaning out the pool a "digger" fell over !.Now nobody will take the blame(nothing unusal there then)the pool still leaks, it dops up to a foot,but when you ask people about the pool yeah it`s ok we still sail on thurs and sunday.You dont see any competitions going on just plain sailing!,and why does the pool have to be 4ft deep,30" is deep enough then it would be easier for the club to maintain it themself`s
LET`S BRING BACK BOATING AT WYNDHAM PARK !
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: dubree on February 19, 2012, 07:21:09 PM
I visited the Boating Lake today 19th February to find it completely devoid of water. Why !! Does the council sit on it's hands
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on February 21, 2012, 05:59:30 PM
HI,i have spoken to steve frisby(skdc),and he told me that they will empty and clean the pool out.And also try and find out where the pool is leaking.As i said to him it`s aprox 1 to 2 ft down from the top as thats where the water settles,but he also wants to re-new the buildings.Now once that is done hopefully we can have G & D. M.B.C. back (with compititions) and members coming back instead of going to other clubs, cos ther aint enough water to sail.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: dubree on February 21, 2012, 09:21:28 PM
I had contact with Phil at Grantham model Boat Club. My understanding is the Council are keen to have this up and running for the Queens Silver Jubilee in June, with the club running a Flotilla of boats to mimic the Thames Flotilla.
I would love to think this could happen, as I for one would love to sail mine. With the promised revamp, there could develop a waiting list to join!!
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on February 22, 2012, 05:26:50 PM
I myself have not been a member for a very long time,i go to a lot of shows and events,but i would love to see the "model boat club" more involved. i knew a couple of "phils" in the club,but at present steve frisby is doing his best to get the boating lake /pool up and running.lets see if we can get more people involved and make another difference to wyndham pk
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on August 04, 2012, 07:59:07 PM
When is "grantham & district model boat club" going to be up and running again,it was a good club but where has it`s members gone,i have heard they have gone to other clubs to sail WHY!!.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Timo2 on August 05, 2012, 08:34:05 AM
Hi All

 It would be nice if Clubs where to add to  http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/maps.php? . and tell the world just how many Club we have in the UK. plus lets us find local clubs.

 Timo2
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: m1racleman on January 22, 2013, 04:14:47 PM
how can it possibly take five years to repair a leak ???
Have they never been to WATCO's web site?
Loads of repair products on there.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on January 22, 2013, 05:21:01 PM
It`s a shame that the council cant find " THE LEAK".It needs to be soughted so we can get this place/model boat club up and running  again.The quicker it can be done,the quicker this boat club can be up and running again,but when you ask about the club and what`s happening,nobody knowsso it looks like a letter to the local paper and we might get an answer(but dont hold your breath)as i have reasons to believe that the bowls club want it.baloo
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Sinking Feeling on January 22, 2013, 06:47:46 PM
That is a shame, Doesnt sound good after all this time.  :((
 
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on February 17, 2013, 07:47:47 PM
I sent an e-mail to steve frisby at skdc asking about the pool in wyndham park,home of "Grantham & district model boat club",he said they cannot at present fill the pool with water as the river authority wont give them permission (at present).dont know why we haven`t got a drought on,also he said they will be upgrading the vasinity around the boating lake so it`s looking promising.When this will happen is anybodys`s guess.baloo
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Sinking Feeling on February 20, 2013, 04:30:45 PM
this will be good if it gets sorted out, grantham not far for me. :-))
in the meantime i'm currently looking at and in talks with some lake owners in my area, i will post up the details up here in a new thread when the details are sorted.  O0
S.F   
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Bubblehead on April 07, 2013, 08:58:10 PM
SKDC were going to carry out a temporary repair in October 2012, before the bad weather set in.  Needless to say it has not been done, nor has the council recently sent a representative to the Wyndham park monthly forum meetings.


The club secretary cannot even get a reply to his e-mails sent about companies that can repair the pool or those that can provide the materials for a contractor.


We do not even know what budget SKDC have at their disposal for this "temporary repair".


Looks like the another year without water for the club. >>:-( <:( >:-o :(( {:-{


Bubblehead
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: grasshopper on April 07, 2013, 10:19:14 PM
Rumour has it that SKDC has acquired some form of grant for the park and boating facility, but the park forum should approach Steve Frisby again....
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Bubblehead on April 08, 2013, 03:32:30 PM
I know that they asked if a seperate application for lottery funding would be considered for the boating lake to be refurbished.


This was not possible without jeopardising the parks application for its planned re-vamp.  However the council do not even have the funds to have the lottery application done, it has been put back 12 months.


And my subs too big for my bath!!!!!!!!! :D

[size=78%]Bubblehead [/size]
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Netleyned on April 08, 2013, 03:52:04 PM
Was that you who was at the boating lake in Cleethorpes
on Easter Sunday?
I was happily sailing me Marblehead when a chap from Grantham
who sails submarines was asking about access and water depth.
Access to the lake is open to all a metre or more of water but nil
visibility.

Ned
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Bubblehead on April 08, 2013, 03:57:00 PM
It certainly was, if only we had your sailing facilities in Grantham.



Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on April 08, 2013, 07:26:45 PM
There are lots of rumors floating about,i know steve frisby is FOR  the "boating club" to be up and running once again,but it is down to his "higher ranking" work colleagues .A lot of people know that a "curtain person" wants to fill the boating pool in and turn it into a minature golf coarse(crazy golf)this wont happen(money does not talk on this occasion).Also wyndham park has been given a "green flag award" S.K.D.C. could lose this status so easy.I go to a lot of boating venue`s through out the country and a lot of people(knowing i come from Grantham)when is Grantham going to have water, and when can we come sailing at wyndham pk.My answer is "speak to the council".The general public of Grantham will tell you,we use to go to wyndham park and often see the "model boats" now NOTHING.When people see/visiting the boating lake,they must think what a shame,how can the council allow this "EYESORE TO HAPPEN"(No fault on the boat club).Because it has no interest to certain members  of SKDC they are willing to let it go like the rest of this town(in the gutter).Just one last point to say,i am no good at putting words politely or in the right context,but hopefully you can get the jist of what i`m trying to say,that is  why i got "NO FRIENDS" cos i speak my mind.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Bubblehead on April 09, 2013, 07:20:32 PM
Totally agree Baloo, been onto the council already.  We will see how long it is before they reply.


Also been onto the environment agency, and they have not been contacted about taking water from the witham, should have a confirmatory e-mail soon.


Should make for an interesting forum meeting at trend of the month.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Bubblehead on April 25, 2013, 04:31:29 PM
Well it looks like the future is bleak for Grantham & District Model Boat Club.  Following a meeting with the Wyndham Park Forum and SKDC, it looks like little if nothing will be done about the model boat lake until 2015/16 when lottery funding "may" become available for the re-development of the park itself.


Other avenues of funding were discussed as options, but there was mention of a business plan for the boat club.


Well i have heard it all now, i thought it was a stress free hobby (apart from building them) and a joy for members of the public to watch and enquire about.


Need to source some other water[size=78%] that will take surface and sub-surface craft close by.[/size]


It will be a travesty if this club is forced to leave the town after nearly 20 years  {:-{ :(( >:-o >>:-( <:(
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Netleyned on April 25, 2013, 04:39:44 PM
Get the local press on side.
An article about the problem and
the fact that the local councillor is
dragging his heels.
Lobby the councillor with the portfolio for
recreational spaces.
Get the reporter to push the fact that you guys
sailing your boats bring visitors to watch and
spend a bit of cash.

Ned
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: inertia on April 25, 2013, 04:45:19 PM
And the local TV (East Midlands Today) are always on the look out for "non-city" stories like this one.
Dave M
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Bubblehead on April 27, 2013, 10:36:32 AM
Thanks for the advice gents :-))


E-mailed my local councillors (one who is the portfolio holder for arts & leisure), the next day the club secretary get a call to attend a meeting (in 2 weeks time) with the funding department as the council are currently getting quoters from contractors to effect a repair.


Hopefully a step in the right direction.


 :-) :-) :-) :-)



Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on April 27, 2013, 10:40:52 AM
Who is the local councillor that is dragging his/hers heels,because the infomation to the press/tv would be very handy.Lots of model boat clubs when i go to shows,always ask when can we come and sail at "GRANTHAM".I have always said the council are not interested in the model boat club,because there is nothing in it for them.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Bubblehead on April 27, 2013, 11:31:33 AM
As i understand it (and i could be mis-informed)  It is the following people dealing with the boat lake:-


Steve Frisby
Mike Smith
Lee Gascoigne

Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on April 27, 2013, 12:56:33 PM
lee gascoingn & mike smith are against the boating lake,it is only steve frisby who wants the boat club to progress
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Bubblehead on April 27, 2013, 01:03:46 PM
Lee obviously does not get much of a say in things, as he has been directed to get quotes ready for the meeting on the 15th, when the club secretary meets with them to discuss what funding is available/can be applied for.


We will see where it takes us, local radio on standby, newspaper e-mail pre-written along with info for local tv.


My subs are not dry dock exhibits.


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Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Netleyned on April 27, 2013, 04:56:55 PM
Local elections 2nd May.
May be a different lot in
power after that.
Lobby the candidates Hard
Best of luck lads

Ned
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Bubblehead on January 09, 2014, 06:53:48 PM
It is looking very promising for the model boat lake in Grantham, as the first round of lottery funding has been approved.


Hopefully we will see the boating lake restored to its former glory, and the club once again flourishing in 2014!!!!!!!!!!

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Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on January 09, 2014, 08:34:56 PM
That's good news, keep us posted
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on February 12, 2014, 11:00:04 PM
That's good news, keep us posted

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Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: pondskater on July 03, 2014, 11:28:34 AM
Are there any further updates on the state of play with the pond ?
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on July 03, 2014, 01:31:28 PM
As far as I know the pool will be repaired by the council, hopefully 2015 will be operational, there is an event at wyndham park on 27th july  10.00am start I am sure there will be the model boat club member/s there to answer your questions
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on October 20, 2014, 11:35:42 AM
Any news on when the Grantham pool is to be repaired ?

I found the Wyndham Park Website (http://www.wyndhamparkgrantham.org.uk/public/thingstodo.php) and found hardly a mention of the Grantham club or about the repairs................. :((
Title: Update on the state of the water.
Post by: troutrunner on October 20, 2014, 03:29:48 PM
Right, here is an Update in reply to the message I left on the Wyndham Park website :-))

My question to them......
Quote
Hi, with the lottery funding that has been received does this mean that the Model Boat Pool will be restored soon ? second question:- why has the Model boat club not have a page on this site like the Bowls Club and the Garden do ?
Kind regards, Paul.

A reply came quite quickly and here it is.

Quote
Dear Paul,

 Thank you for your enquiry.
 
With regards to the Model Boat Lake repairs – they are prioritised within the Heritage Lottery funding and as soon as we are allowed to commence with the actual capital works the leak will be repaired......and the Model Boat Club up and running again. However we have to complete a second round application – (aiming for August 2015) so provided there are no hiccoughs work could commence in Spring 2016.

 As far as the website is concerned when the new look website was set up the Model Boat Club was not in operation due to the leak in the tank. We have got a page in the Photo Gallery though.

 Once the club are up and running again we will either provide a link to their own website and/or provide information on ours as to opening times and events. If you wish to be in touch with those who run the club – and are on the Forum then I can forward your email to them.

 Likewise if you are interested in being involved – even at this early stage  - in the plans for the improvements etc then you would be most welcome. We are always looking for new blood on the Forum – and if you are not a “committee/meeting” person then we would still welcome help with various activities/ expertise in specific areas etc.

 I will ensure the matter of a Model Boat Club page is addressed at the next Forum meeting.

 Regards

 Elizabeth Bowskill
Secretary
Wyndham Park Forum
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on October 21, 2014, 09:45:01 AM
Promises, Promises this issue has been going on for over a very long period (yrs) the Council Contractors ARE at fault. Who in there right mind would leave a JCB digger in the pool area, knowing full well what would happen?. I have plenty of contacts throu various clubs that keep saying WHEN is "Grantham Model Boat Club" going to be up and running (3 yrs now),well my answer is somebody tried to buy the land and wanted another venue  there but was refused, if they repaired the problem when it happened then Grantham would still have a very successful model boat club like it used to. So now members still have to travel 30miles plus to sail there models nothing changes. So now we will have to wait another 18 months for anything to be done. Lets wait and see this space !!
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on October 21, 2014, 11:04:13 AM
Promises, Promises this issue has been going on for over a very long period (yrs) the Council Contractors ARE at fault. Who in there right mind would leave a JCB digger in the pool area, knowing full well what would happen?.
 

I know some of the history, now I know a little more, thanks.

Has anyone gone along to any of there forum meetings ? it would seem there is an open invite, perhaps we should attend en masse ?

So now members still have to travel 30miles plus to sail there models nothing changes. So now we will have to wait another 18 months for anything to be done. Lets wait and see this space !!

So where do folk go to sail there boats ?

Would the possibility of somewhere 7miles from Grantham be any good ? I know someone with a suitable pond/lake, if I get any interest I will ask. Email troutrunner@fsmail.net or PM me for a phone number.........
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on October 21, 2014, 03:01:36 PM
Some x  members have gone to boston/king lear/Nottingham & Lincoln,and I do know someone one on the forum I will be seeing him on sat at blackpool,will have a chat and let you know if he knows anything different
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on March 09, 2016, 02:20:34 PM
R.I.P. GRANTHAM AND DISTRICT MODEL BOAT CLUB,there was a bloke who wanted this bit of land for a long time,and I bet he IS involved,if they repaired the damage in the beginning, then G&DMBC would still be a successful club,but sadly this club has gone
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on March 10, 2016, 07:05:55 AM
Can you tell us more ? What is actually happening with the pool ?
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on March 10, 2016, 01:35:30 PM
All information is in the Target newspaper,stating what changes are happening with the pool area,
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on March 11, 2016, 07:10:42 AM
If the Target is a free news paper it doesn't reach out to the village I live in, I will try and find it online.............
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on March 11, 2016, 07:34:28 AM
For any one who is interested I asked a question on the Wyndham Park website and below is their answer that I just found in my inbox.

Hello Paul,

I can confirm that the Model Boating Lake will be repaired and refilled as part of the Parks For People Heritage Lottery funded project. SKDC and the Wyndham Park Forum have just submitted the Stage 2 application for funding which would be allocated to capital building works, as well as an increased activity programme, and includes repairs to the pool.
The decision on this funding stream will be made in June – so by the summer we should know a) if we have been successful in securing the funds and b)will plan the programme of works which it is anticipated should be complete by early 2018.
It is not clear yet exactly when the pool will be ready for use, but there will be plenty of information available during the course of the project.
As for the Model Boat Club itself – membership has been suspended since there was no activity in Wyndham Park – and once the facility is useable again, it is hoped that a group can be put together to run the facility and the Model Boat Club.
If you are interested in anything to do with either the Model Boat Club or with helping in this exciting project then please let me know. We are always looking for volunteers – in whatever capacity and for whatever skill they may have to offer.
The next Wyndham Park Forum meeting – at which this and other projects/events in the park are discussed is on Tuesday 26th April at 2 pm in the Bowls Club.

Many thanks for your enquiry

Regards
Elizabeth Bowskill
Secretary
Wyndham Park Forum

So if you want to get involved Baloo and find out more direct from the horses mouth as it were, now is the time for action, I think I will attend the meeting, if you or any other folk in the area want to join me, either post on this thread or PM me on here, we could all meet up before hand an discuss it if anyone would like to, it is up to you.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on July 04, 2016, 08:11:38 PM
No i dont want to be a volunteer because i open my mouth and say what i think and people dont like that,to many people with there noses stuck up the backside,and then talking about the horses mouth WHY was Grantham and district model boat club told to VACATE the premises by STEVE FRISBY,most model boaters from Grantham lost heart in the pool due to the COUNCIL full of promises and nothing happening,nobody in the beginning wanted to take responsibility for the damaged caused by leaving a digger in the pool area with keys still in it !,that's why we sail elsewhere now,I have always said to the club why 4ft deep 30" would be sufficient (for yachts),it would be easier to maintain and easy to get the fish out that people kept putting in there,but hey Ho life is life,just get on with it and see what happens.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on July 05, 2016, 07:57:37 AM

we sail elsewhere now

Where do you sail your boats Baloo, Boston or Lincoln seem to be the nearest to me, I'm near to Ropsley. I do know the owner of a lake close by and I asked if I could sail there and he said yes, so there is a thought.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on July 05, 2016, 12:54:57 PM
I have emailed the Wyndham Park forum secretary Elizabeth Bowskill again for an update, in the reply I received  an invitation to join in and I think it is open to all. I have also replied and asked to be kept informed of the outcome of the imminent announcement.

Dear Paul,

News is imminent - and we will be in a position to make an announcement on 15th July.
     We have a park forum meeting tomorrow (6th July) if you wish to come - although it is short notice. Otherwise might I suggest that you keep in touch and come to future meetings - as I said in my earlier email we are always looking for more volunteers to join us.

Regards

Elizabeth
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on July 05, 2016, 01:28:29 PM
I sail at various places,Boston,Lincoln,Leicester when I have time,but will let you know next time I'm going sailing
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on July 06, 2016, 08:52:55 AM
Thanks Baloo, it would be nice to meet other like minded folk   :-)
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on July 06, 2016, 10:52:43 AM
My next event will not be sailing,but displaying and there you can meet lots of modellers,from Lincoln,Leicester,Grantham etc it will be on 31st July at Skegness lifeboat station,we the modellers set up at 8am(we put tables,cloths and other stuff out)Skegness supply tables etc all you supply will be your boat , it is 98% lifeboats with other boats on display as well (rasing funds for RNLI SKEGNESS)anybody can display there models,but you must help out by setting the tables out at 8am & then put everything away from 3pm - 3.30pm as everything must be put away when lifeboat returns from exercise,on average 50+ models on display,so possibly see you there,I will be the one with 12-008 model on display,you won't miss me or my model
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on July 06, 2016, 01:28:10 PM
Hi Baloo,
   I'll check with management and see what she is up to, thanks for the heads up, I haven't the first clue on how to find other modellers and really appreciate your help.

Paul.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on July 06, 2016, 02:29:45 PM
No problem,normally the blokes stay with there boats,and women go shopping together,and if you could make it I will introduce you other modellers
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on July 16, 2016, 03:28:57 PM
here's an update on the pool for the model boats, follow the link for the press release.

Wyndham park forum and SKDC have secured £818,000 of lottery funding in which part will go towards the model boating pool.

http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/local/grantham-park-receives-magnificient-818-000-lottery-boost-1-7478291
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: baloo on July 16, 2016, 06:51:04 PM
Saw it in the journal this week,I just did not understand why the model boat club was ask to leave the premises,if there re lining the pool,but will they still leave it as deep,because even at 30" deep would be a lot easier for the club to help clean the pool,but will have to wait and see

Baloo
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: troutrunner on July 16, 2016, 11:03:59 PM
Perhaps someone ought to ask these questions, I think it is now time for anyone interested in reforming the Grantham club to get together and have a chat, then get involved, the Wyndham Park Forum have offered an invite for anyone to join in and have a say.

It's now up to all interested parties to get involved and put there suggestions forward.
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Bubblehead on April 07, 2017, 07:11:12 PM

Having read an article in the council paper about what they are up to over the coming year, they have mentioned that lottery funding has been granted for the re-development of Wyndham Park.


According to the council work will commence in September this year (2017), not bad as a temporary repair was on the cards 4-5 years ago.  The boating lake still stands empty collecting rubbish and a little rain water from time to time.


So hopefully we will get to see a stable level of water in the boating lake in the near future.  Just a pity that two of our club members have gone to the big model boat lake in the sky before it was restored.


Grantham & District model boat club may yet sail once again at its home venue!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: grasshopper on June 26, 2017, 09:46:39 AM
Just had a read of the latest council news magazine to drop through the letter box.


Meanwhile the model boat lake will be updated, fencing, lighting, seating and litter bins reviewed and CCTV installed.

I pass the park most days going to and from work (but not for much longer!) and noticed they have started on improving the river bank so the improvements have started at least, so maybe next year we could be sailing locally after many years - and I shall hopefully have time to join in for once!
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: Captain Flack on June 26, 2017, 04:07:58 PM
I wish we could have a boating lake , let alone have one refurbished, but then again we are only "Britain's Ocean City" ok2
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: grasshopper on September 19, 2018, 12:11:26 AM
 
At last some good news!

South Kesteven District Council have been true to their word and finished the refurbishment of the boating pool at Wyndham Park,  Grantham.

Hopefully the club will reform and start holding regattas and open days at what is a very much improved facility.
Time to rummage in the garage and see what may still float after a few years out of the hobby!
Title: Re: Grantham & District MBC
Post by: grasshopper on October 08, 2018, 08:23:12 AM
Yesterday was the first sailing day for Grantham Model Boat Club  (dropped the district)....
Quite a few turned out for a lovely inaugural sail in the sunshine!


New hours are Sunday’s 10:00 to whenever and Wednesday afternoons are intended probably from 13:00 onwards.


Annual membership fees £20 for adults, £15 for individual juniors (parental supervision required) but there will be concessions for families.....And no, there isn’t a discount for senior citizens!


I!ll get some pictures up when I can figure out how to reduce their size...