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10th April 2018

Register of Electors Notice

Register of Electors Notice

  This notice is published as directed by the Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under regulation 28 [...]

9th April 2018

New Land Drainage Consent Application Form

New Land Drainage Consent Application Form

  In line with other Lincolnshire IDB's, the Board has introduced a new, single-format, Land Drainage Consent a [...]

9th March 2018

Jessica Baxter is Apprentice of the Year

Jessica Baxter is Apprentice of the Year

Jessica Baxter who has just finished a one year apprenticeship with Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board has been named Apprentice of the Year in Business Administration at a ceremony at the Sam Newsome Music Centre in Boston last night. Studying at Boston College and gaining a level 2 diploma in Business and Administration, Jess has been employed full time with BSIDB and is carry [...]

31st January 2018

Environment Agency - Making Changes to your local watercourses

Environment Agency - Making Changes to your local watercourses

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22nd January 2018

Boston Barrier Work Commences

Boston Barrier Work Commences

Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey has marked the start of works on the £100 million Boston Barrier flood defence, breaking ground on an Environment Agency scheme that will protect 14,000 homes and businesses from tidal flooding. Work is already underway to dredge more than 5,000 cubic metres of silt from the Boston Haven to make way for construction. Over the coming months, 2 [...]

22nd January 2018

Rationalising the Main River Network Consultation

Rationalising the Main River Network Consultation

The consultation papers are available by clicking on the image below. [...]

8th January 2018

Rationalisation of the Main River Network

Rationalisation of the Main River Network

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5th December 2017

Boston Barrier flood defence gets the green light

Boston Barrier flood defence gets the green light

Plans for the £100 million flood defence have been approved by the Secretary of State Michael Gove and HM Treasury The Environment Agency’s £100m Boston Barrier – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – has been given the green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Michael G [...]

4th July 2017

Cutter Suction Silt Dredger Demonstration Open Event

Cutter Suction Silt Dredger Demonstration Open Event

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26th June 2017

Black Sluice IDB supports Anglian Water's Pollution Watch

Black Sluice IDB supports Anglian Water's Pollution Watch

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15th June 2017

Annual Return 2016/17

The Board's Annual return is now available on our website HERE     [...]

12th June 2017

Wash Week is back!

Wash Week is back! This celebratory week-ish long series of events explores the maritime history, culture, people and wildlife of The Wash and North Norfolk. This summer from the 4th to the 13th of August Wash Week partners will deliver an exciting series of events including fun filled family activities, guided walks, boat trips, informative talks in historic places around coastal Norfolk and Lincolnshire and much more. Come and immerse yourself in this extraordinary part of the Great [...]

14th March 2017

ADA announces the first tranche of River Maintenance Transfer (De-maining) Pilots

ADA announces the first tranche of River Maintenance Transfer (De-maining) Pilots

After much preparatory work and engagement with Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs), the Environment Agency (EA) and other partners involved, ADA is delighted to announce that Defra have given the green light to a number of pilot projects to propose to “de-main” certain sections of main river across the country. The process involves investigating the passing [...]

28th February 2017

Floodex 2017

Floodex 2017 (in partnership with the Association of Drainage Authorities) is the trade event for flood defence and the water level management sector. 17th & 18th May 2017 - Peterborough Arena (East of England Showground) The event is free to attend and there will be many top name exhibitors plus a full seminar and workshop programme. For further information, see the  [...]

3rd November 2016

ADA Response to Future Flood Prevention Report

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have published a report calling for a major reform of flood management in England. The Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA) has responded saying that the ideas contained in the report must be used to challenge England's water and flood risk m [...]

10th October 2016

Anglian Water Pollution Watch

Anglian Water Pollution Watch

Anglian Water have launched a new campaign called Pollution Watch to raise awareness of sewage pollution and the impacts it can have on the environment, particularly in rivers and other watercourses. If anyone spots sewage pollution in a watercourse they should call Anglian Water's Pollution Hotline number 03457 145 145. [...]

19th September 2016

Audit of the Annual Return completed

The Audit of the Annual Return by our Auditors, Grant Thornton LLP, has now been completed. The Annual Return and Conclusion of Audit can now be found in the Finance Section of our resource library. [...]

15th July 2016

ADA Response to Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Report

Water must be seen as a precious resource, with all sectors of the industry working together to encourage and incentivise people to value good water management without the need for over-regulation and red-tape. That’s the view of Innes Thomson, chief executive, ADA, commenting on the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 evidence report released this week (July 12). [...]

15th June 2016

Unaudited Accounts and Annual Return 2015/16

Unaudited Accounts and Annual Return 2015/16

The Unaudited Financial Statements and Annual return for the Year ended 31st March 2016 have been published on our website following approval by the Board yesterday. To view the documents please click on the pictures below or they can be found in the Finance Section of the document Library. The Annual Return will now be sent to our appointed External Auditors for review. [...]

8th June 2016

Lincolnshire ADA Environment Committee Meetings 2016-17

Lincolnshire ADA Environment Committee Meetings 2016-17

Here are the dates and venues for upcoming Lincolnshire ADA Environment Committee meetings: Wednesday 8th June 2016 at 1:30pm Black Sluice IDB, Station Road, Swineshead, Boston, PE20 3PW Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 12:30pm Welland and Deepings IDB, Deeping House, Welland Terrace, Spalding, PE11 2TD followed by a visit to Vine House Farm Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 1:30pm North East Lindsey DB, [...]

20th April 2016

Exercise of Public Rights

Exercise of Public Rights

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11th April 2016

2016 Rating Leaflet Photo Quiz Answers

2016 Rating Leaflet Photo Quiz Answers

The information leaflet sent out with the 2016 Drainage Rate Demand notices included four aerial photos taken in 1964 of the future sites of four of the Board's pumping stations. The photos below show which Pumping Stations were built in these locations and what they look like today. [...]

17th March 2016

Floodex 2016

Floodex 2016

Floodex 2016 (in partnership with the Association of Drainage Authorities) is the trade event for flood defence and the water level management sector. 18th & 19th May 2016 - Peterborough Arena (East of England Showground) The event is free to attend and there will be over 70 exhibitors plus a full seminar and workshop programme. For further information, see the [...]

14th March 2016

Weed Control by Chemical Spraying 2016

The Board will be carrying out its annual weed-control spraying programme on certain sections of Board maintained drains between 1st April and 30th May 2016. These works involve the use of Roundup Pro Biactive (Glyphosate) which is applied by hand spraying (knapsack) within and along the drain. A full list and map of the lengths that are intended to be treated can be found on the Board's web [...]

14th March 2016

Lincolnshire Historic Pumping Engines

Lincolnshire Historic Pumping Engines

The Lincolnshire Branch of the Association of Drainage Authorities have produced a new leaflet to promote the historic steam and diesel driven pumping stations around the county. Click on the image below to view the complete leaflet or further information about each of the pumping stations can be found at the links below. [...]

28th January 2016

Update: Black Sluice Catchment formal consultation

Update: Black Sluice Catchment formal consultation

Briefing note following the consulatation feedback received yesterday. [...]

27th January 2016

Black Sluice Catchment consultation response document released today (27th January 2016)

Black Sluice Catchment consultation response document released today (27th January 2016)

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5th November 2015

Latest Boston Barrier Information

Latest Boston Barrier Information

November 2015 Newsletter  now available. Further information can be found on our Boston Barrier page. [...]

12th October 2015

Black Sluice IDB response to Catchment Consultation

The Environment Agency's (EA) consultation on managing flood risk in the Black Sluice Catchment finished on the 27th September 2015. The Board's response to this consultation can be viewed by following the link below: BSIDB Response to Black Sluice Catchment Consultation Other responses to the consultation can be viewed on the EA website:  [...]

18th August 2015

Environment Agency (EA) Black Sluice Catchment Consultation commences

Environment Agency (EA) Black Sluice Catchment Consultation commences

The very important and long awaited consultation period has commenced and runs for six weeks until the 27th September 2015. We would advise you to attend one of the consultation events and come along to talk to ourselves and the EA staff in attendance: 25th August, Billingborough Village Hall, 1pm - 8pm 1st Septem [...]

17th July 2015

Black Sluice Catchment Consultation

Black Sluice Catchment Consultation

Black Sluice IDB have been working in partnership with the Environment Agency to explore the future options for the Black Sluice Catchment. The next stage to this is for a public consultation detailed in the briefing note below. We also have a number of posters below which can be dowloaded to view or display. If you would like printed versions please contact us on the Office number [...]

11th March 2015

Northern Works Committee Inspection in Boston Bulletin

Northern Works Committee Inspection in Boston Bulletin

Black Sluice IDB's Northern Works Committee 2015 Inspection Tour has been featured in the Boston Bulletin Daily for 10th March 2015. The article details some of the works that the Board is currently undertaking in the Wyberton Marsh area in response to the 5 December 2013 East Coast Tidal Surge. Click on the image below to view the full Boston Bulletin article. [...]

9th March 2015

Weed Control by Chemical Spraying 2015

The Board will be carrying out its annual weed-control spraying programme on certain sections of Board maintained drains between 30th March and 30th May 2015. These works involve the use of Roundup Pro Biactive (Glyphosate) which is applied by hand spraying (knapsack) within and along the drain. A full list and map of the lengths that are intended to be treated can be found on the Board's we [...]

26th February 2015

South Forty Foot Catchment - Public Consultation Events

The Environment Agency (EA) are holding two public consultation events about the options for reducing the flood risk in the South Forty Foot Catchment. Following flood damage to the EA's Black Sluice Pumping Station in Boston caused by the 5 December 2013 East Coast Tidal Surge, the EA are exploring alternative flood risk managment solutions for the catchment. Further details and information can be found the in the document linked below: [...]

12th June 2014

Early Summer Cutting

Early Summer Cutting

Following the higher than average Spring temperatures coupled with the frequent rain showers we are in a position that in order to proactively address potential flooding issues we are commencing our summer cutting season earlier than planned. Works will commence on the 23rd June on some of the higher profile drains and pump drains throughout our catchments. We [...]

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