Boaters Newsletter - February 2016

Dear Users,

Users Meeting

Our Annual Users Meeting will be held on Tuesday 23rd February at Langford and Ulting Village Hall, B1019 Maldon Road, Langford (opposite the Museum of Power). The meeting will start at 7.30 pm and conclude by 9.30 pm. This year our presentation will be different as it will illustrate many of the repairs and improvements that have been made during our ten years of operating the Navigation. Please join us to celebrate our anniversary and raise any issues or suggestions you may have as we start our next ten years!

Little Baddow Lock

Work to replace the lock cill timbers and overhaul the lock gates is now complete and the lock has been reopened.

Paper Mill Lock

New top gates have been made and we plan to close the lock to navigation as from the 22nd February for repairs to the lock cills and the installation of the new gates. This work will be weather dependant, but our plan is to reopen the lock for the Easter weekend. A temporary bridge will be installed to provide access to the Lock Island. We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause.  

Navigation Manager

We are currently advertising (see the Essex Waterways Job Vacancies page) for a new Navigation Manager to succeed Graham Brown who completed his employment on the Navigation on 10th February.  In the absence of a Navigation Manager, correspondence should be addressed to the Moorings & Fisheries Manager at Paper Mill Lock or to  Enquiries about the vacancy should be addressed to

Contact Us 

Heybridge Lockkeeper, Grant Everiss 07712 079764,
Mooring and Fisheries Manager,  Hugh Turner 07910 558465,
Moorings Administrator, Christine Walsh 01494 783453  ext 612,

Essex Waterways Ltd. Out of hours Emergency No. 07968 020554