We had a fantastic day yesterday making a huge stride forward tidying up the marina. 30 of our moorers and neighbours gave up some or all of their Saturday, and worked hard in the hot sun helping to clear away the rubbish, cut back undergrowth and brambles, making the marina look so much tidier and a nicer place to relax in the sun or shade of the trees.
The clear up has begun, with the help of our very patient and loyal moorers, by tidying up the marina. We will shortly be installing a waste and recycling area to make sure the marina is kept clear of rubbish and to encourage a more environmentally friendly approach to waste.
We have roadway improvements in our sights too, and are aiming to deal with the potholes while the weather is kinder!
We will soon start renovating the facilities building, putting in new showers and loos, a new elsan waste facility. We will also move to bringing the water and electricity hook-ups up to modern standards.
Future phases will include offering fuel sales, pump out facilities and other boat yard services.
We are delighted to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Lechlade Marina, which will enable us to begin the restoration of this wonderfully situated marina at the head of the navigable River Thames. We will be moving into Leatherham House, with our four year old son, Hugo, and golden retriever, Saffy, as soon as the work to renovate it is completed.
Thank you to so many people, especially the current loyal moorers, who have waited so long for our acquisition to reach completion and who have given us support and encouragement along the way – it took a lot longer than we expected!
The first step in our project to restore the marina to its former glory has been to change the name of the marina and the postcode, and we are now able to formally and officially call ourselves Lechlade Marina with a new postcode GL7 3DL.