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13th June 2024

Anglian Water Newsletter Summer 2024

Anglian Water Newsletter Summer 2024

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12th June 2024

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2024

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2024

The ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN can be found by following this link [...]

12th June 2024

Unaudited Financial Statements YE 31 March 2024

Unaudited Financial Statements YE 31 March 2024

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12th June 2024

Register of Electors Notice 2024

Register of Electors Notice 2024

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8th May 2024

Anglian Water Spring 2024 Newsletter

Anglian Water Spring 2024 Newsletter

Please click on the below image to view the Anglian Water Spring 2024 Newsletter: [...]

22nd April 2024

Register of Electors Notice

Register of Electors Notice

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31st October 2023

ADA calls for urgent flood risk management policy change towards a much greater focus on everyday maintenance and management of our river systems

ADA calls for urgent flood risk management policy change towards a much greater focus on everyday maintenance and management of our river systems

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24th October 2023

Storm Babet

Storm Babet

Black Sluice IDB have been working hard to pump away the water left by Storm Babet, and we are reducing levels in the drains we maintain as low as possible in anticipation of the additional rain forecast this week. We have been made aware of over topping from Board and EA systems and need to build a picture of this to be able to look to minimise future impacts. [...]

13th September 2023

IDB1

IDB1

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23rd August 2023

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

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1st August 2023

New Office Opening Hours

  From the 01 August 2023, the office opening hours will be: 09:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday  Station Road Swineshead [...]

29th June 2023

South Lincolnshire Reservoir Gate Two Final Decisions

South Lincolnshire Reservoir Gate Two Final Decisions

(Please click on the above image to view the whole document)   [...]

22nd June 2023

Crop Loss Compensation

Crop Loss Compensation

On some occasions, it is necessary for the Board to carry out works on a watercourse that is adjacent to a cropped field. If the Board causes damage to the crop, or there is coverage of the crop from arisings from the work, the Board offers crop loss compensation. All the details including, how [...]

14th June 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2023

The ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN can be found by following this link   [...]

10th June 2023

Rebecca Pow MP, Minister for Environmental Quality and Resilience visits the area

Rebecca Pow MP, Minister for Environmental Quality and Resilience visits the area

Rebecca Pow MP, Minister for Environmental Quality and Resilience spent a day with our Board this week, being introduced to our work throughout the day along with other partners. Stopping for a working lunch at our offices and taking the time to have a picture taken with Ian Warsap (CEO) and Paul Nicholson (Operations Manager). [...]

23rd May 2023

Your watercourse: rights and responsibilities guidance document

Your watercourse: rights and responsibilities guidance document

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3rd May 2023

Flood & Water Live 2023

Flood & Water Live 2023

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2nd March 2023

For Sale - Terratrac Aebi TT211

For Sale - Terratrac Aebi TT211

FOR SALE Terratrac Aebi TT211 Year of reg 2016 Has done 3528 Hrs Comes with front mounted Tondobroyeuse Flail Cutting width 2.248m, overall [...]

22nd February 2023

Lower Witham Flood Resilience Project Newsletter

Lower Witham Flood Resilience Project Newsletter

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28th November 2022

South Lincs Reservoir - Gate 2 Report

  South Lincs Reservoir gate two report and annexes have been published on the Anglian Water website and can be found at:  https://www.anglianwater.co.uk/about-us/our-strategies-and-plans/water-reso [...]

4th November 2022

Flood Action Week 2022

Flood Action Week 2022

The 7-13 November is Flood Action Week, please find attached the Environment Agency flood awareness briefing note being sent to all local MP’s. [...]

3rd November 2022

Announcement

The Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board has confirmed that the case against our Chief Executive Officer, Ian Warsap, has been concluded with the Crown Prosecution Service offering no evidence and a Not Guilty verdict being recorded. The financial restrictions imposed on Ian Warsap have therefore been lifted and he resumes his role as the Board’s Chief Executive Officer with all delegated authority restored. [...]

17th October 2022

2022/23 Drought Resilience Water Retention

With the expectance of prolonged reduced average rainfall the water retention levels in our non-gravitational sub catchments (Damford, Dunsby, Ewerby, Hacconby, Kirton Marsh, South Kyme & Trinity College) will be gradually increased from this week. This will offer increased aquatic biodiversity, spring irrigation via abstraction, bank stability and the benefi [...]

5th September 2022

IDB 1 Report Year Ended 31 March 2022

IDB 1 Report Year Ended 31 March 2022

Click on the image to view the completed Annual Report for the year ended 31st March 2022. [...]

15th August 2022

Conclusion of Audit 2021-22

Conclusion of Audit 2021-22

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29th July 2022

Lower Witham Flood Resilience Project - Compartment W16

Lower Witham Flood Resilience Project - Compartment W16

This project (Compartment W16 covers part of our catchments) aims to increase flood resilience to local communities, helping to safeguard homes, businesses, and infrastructure. The EA are currently i [...]

27th July 2022

2022 Annual Maintenance

2022 Annual Maintenance

The Board commenced its early season maintenance of critical watercourses in March, to periodically mow the banks to inhibit ground nesting birds in preparation for mechanical clearance of the channels in June & July. The full annual maintenance programme will commence on Monday 1st August to mow and remove vegetation from the watercourses it maintains within the district, with works expected to be compl [...]

19th July 2022

South Lincolnshire Reservoir Update - July 2022

South Lincolnshire Reservoir Update - July 2022

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13th July 2022

Information regarding gaining access for Environmental Inspections

Information regarding gaining access for Environmental Inspections

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23rd June 2022

The Board's newest addition stars at Lincolnshire Show!

The Board's newest addition stars at Lincolnshire Show!

Another new excavator to add to the Board’s fleet, ready for the cutting season!  A JCB 150X supplied by @TCHarrisonJCB, with arm modifications to Board’s specification. Presented to Chairman of the Board, Keith Casswell, @BlackSluiceIDB by Ed Page from TCH sales at Lincolnshire Show.  [...]

15th June 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED  ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2022

The ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN can be found by following this link [...]

31st March 2022

Mink Trapping

At this years Environment Committee meeting attention was drawn to mink; it being noted that other IDBs are actively increasing the trapping of mink and it is something the Board should also be doing. Simon Harrison our Works Manager explained that the Board was now involved with the Waterlife Recovery East Project, alongside other [...]

21st March 2022

Use of tractors to power pumping station during emergencies

Use of tractors to power pumping station during emergencies

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17th February 2022

Proposals for South Lincolnshire & Fens Reservoirs: Information for Landowners & Occupiers

Proposals for South Lincolnshire & Fens Reservoirs: Information for Landowners & Occupiers

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16th December 2021

River Channel Survey in the Lower Witham Catchment

River Channel Survey in the Lower Witham Catchment

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15th December 2021

Byelaws

Byelaws

BLACK SLUICE INTERNAL DRAINAGE BOARD Local Government Act 1972 Land Drainage Act 1991 [...]

14th December 2021

Strategic regional water resource solutions: Standard gate one final decision for South Lincolnshire Reservoir

Strategic regional water resource solutions: Standard gate one final decision for South Lincolnshire Reservoir

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9th December 2021

Anglian Water SLR Update - December 2021

Anglian Water SLR Update - December 2021

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9th December 2021

Boston Barrier – Project Newsletter December 2021

Boston Barrier – Project Newsletter December 2021

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2nd December 2021

Extended Memorandum of Understanding with Lincolnshire County Council

Extended Memorandum of Understanding with Lincolnshire County Council

Our Board have agreed to extend our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) as our Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) to an extension of our previous Extended Area to provide assistance as The Flood Risk Management Authority for Consenting and Enforcement on Ordinary Watercourses within that area. Under this mechanism, our Board will [...]

23rd September 2021

2021 Election Result

2021 Election Result

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22nd September 2021

South Lincolnshire Water Partnership (SLWP) Update

The South Lincolnshire Water Partnership (SLWP) have recently received some good news.  The Regulator’s Alliance for Progressing Infrastructure Development (RAPID) published their draft decisions for our Strategic Reginal Options (SROs), confirming that funding for the development of the South Lincolnshir [...]

7th September 2021

Notice of Election

Notice of Election

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7th July 2021

An explanation of the RAPID Gate One Report

An explanation of the RAPID Gate One Report

The SLWP/SLR next steps for exploring solutions with the AW explanation for the RAPID Gate 1 Report. [...]

6th July 2021

South Lincolnshire Water Partnership (SLWP) Gate One Submission for the South Lincs Reservoir (SLR)

  The South Lincolnshire Water Partnership (SLWP) Gate one submission for the South Lincs Reservoir (SLR) has been published, you can find it on the link below:- https://www.anglianwater.co.uk/about- [...]

16th June 2021

Boston Barrier Project Update

Boston Barrier Project Update

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10th June 2021

Register of Electors

Register of Electors

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12th May 2021

Announcement

Ian Warsap will be returning to his post of CEO on Thursday 13 May 2021, having taken external professional advice, with financial restrictions to his delegated authority.   Keith Casswell Chairman of the Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board   [...]

7th April 2021

Announcement

The Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board have been made aware of criminal allegations against our Chief Executive Officer, Ian Warsap that do not involve the Board. The Board has taken professional advice and suspended Ian Warsap and will be taking advice from Queens Council. [...]

26th March 2021

New Cut Section of Watercourse

New Cut Section of Watercourse

The JCB JS145 completing drain works on a new cut section of watercourse, keeping it nice and straight! [...]

23rd March 2021

Cleansing / De-silting / Mudding Out

Cleansing / De-silting / Mudding Out

An up to 1 in 10 year operation, Cleansing/De-Silting/Mudding Out, are some of the names associated with removal of silt from watercourses maintained by the Board. Once dry the material removed will be spread on the adjacent agricultural land. [...]

22nd March 2021

World Water Day 2021

World Water Day 2021

South Lincolnshire Water Partnership hold their March monthly update meeting on World Water Day 2021. World Water Day is celebrated annually on March 22 to rasie awareness about water's scarcity and preservation. [...]

19th February 2021

Boston Barrier Update February 2021

Boston Barrier Update February 2021

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15th February 2021

Reducing Flood Risk in the Swaton Eau Catchment

Reducing Flood Risk in the Swaton Eau Catchment

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23rd September 2020

Black Sluice & Lock Briefing Note

Black Sluice & Lock Briefing Note

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11th August 2020

Boston Haven Banks Improvement Scheme

Boston Haven Banks Improvement Scheme

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10th August 2020

Black Sluice & Lock: Project Briefing Note

Black Sluice & Lock: Project Briefing Note

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29th July 2020

Summer Cutting Commences

Away we go, let it begin! Only another 500 miles to go, all in order to help keep our feet dry. Fingers crossed for a timely harvest and good weather throughout. Next stop; Christmas Dinner. [...]

21st July 2020

Environment Agency Recovery Programme update

Environment Agency Recovery Programme update

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30th June 2020

Notice of Public Rights

Notice of Public Rights

Click on any of the images to open a PDF version.    [...]

23rd June 2020

Introducing the Lower Witham and River Slea Flood Resilience Projects

Introducing the Lower Witham and River Slea Flood Resilience Projects

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16th June 2020

The Smart Catchments Project: Using technology and real-time monitoring to manage water efficiently and sustainably

The Smart Catchments Project: Using technology and real-time monitoring to manage water efficiently and sustainably

Black Sluice IDB, as part of the South Lincolnshire Water Partnership, are working with Lincolnshire County Council and other organisations to improve water management in South Lincolnshire. The Smart Catchments Project will enable improvements to current floodwater management practices, the retention of water resources during dry periods and improvements to the water environment. In order to monitor the water environment the Board will be conducting a numb [...]

3rd June 2020

De-silting & Mechanical Repairs

De-silting & Mechanical Repairs

At Black Sluice IDB we are using the opportunity to take advantage of the low water levels at this time. Essential de-silting and mechanical repairs within the confined space of a single pump pumping station suction chamber. [...]

13th May 2020

Pre-programmed drain maintenance continues

Pre-programmed drain maintenance continues

Our 'Key Workers' continue with important pre-programmed drain maintenance works throughout our catchment, quite happy to self-isolte in a modern air conditioned cab! [...]

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