Following discussion, it has been decided that there will not be a May Boat Gathering in South Kyme this year.
We have been informed that strengthening work needs to be carried out on the road bridge in Chapel Hill. This will involve the use of pontoons below the bridge which will block the waterway and make navigation impossible for the duration of the works. The date for carrying out this project is not fixed but the schedule could well clash with the time when boats would have been travelling to South Kyme.
In addition to this, if the LEADER bid is successful, it may well be that this would also coincide with the installation of the landing stages in South Kyme.
Reluctantly, we agreed in committee that it would be better to postpone the Boat Gathering until next year rather than plan an event that might have to be cancelled at short notice.