Nearly Nearly There, Rendering!

One of our members recently uncovered a picture of the first time we laid eyes on what would be our future home, The Pump House.

This morning, whilst enjoying a coffee at JamieB’s, I had a brain wave and decided to recreate the shot for this build update.

You’ll notice that our facilities building on the left is no longer a drab grey brick but a brilliant white hue as the break in the weather has allowed it to be rendered.

** UPDATED ** Boathouse Opening..

Due to an unforeseen British Rowing AGM and Council Meeting the opening of the new boathouse is being delayed until Saturday the 8th of November, the day before the University of Lincoln Beginners Head.

The event is open to all and it would be amazing to see some old faces as well as new.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to:

PJ Ibbotson
7 Stretton Close
Sturton by Stow
Lincoln LN1 2AZ

email: paddyibbotson@btinternet.com

New Facilities + Challenges

With our membership growing it was decided nearly two years ago that we required more than just a port-a-loo to support our current members and any growth. The then Centre Chairman tried many different avenues for funding eventually securing some through a combination of member loans, Sport England, The Lonsdale Trust and a British Rowing facilities pot.

Funding secured and planning application submitted and approved the build faced a challenge that would set the project back nearly a year. ┬áThe main sewer for Lincoln North passes under street view man’s feet and directly through the middle of our compound.


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This meant that the first version of plans had to be scrapped while we sought Anglian Waters support for the project. Negotiations were started and both parties settled on a compromise; we could build near the road and suspend a lightweight shed between the 2 buildings to house our small boats, but we couldn’t disturb the ground (no piling) and we had to leave 3 metres either side of the sewer in case there were any problems.

That brings us roughly up to date.