Cotswold RC moves to temporary home
On Saturday 3rd May Cotswold Rowing Club members got afloat at their new temporary location, Lake 32 Cotswold Water Park. This was thanks to the generosity of the Waterland Activity Centre who have agreed to host the club at reasonable cost. The facilities now available to the club include boat storage, beach launching, changing rooms, showers and toilets.
Cotswold Rowing Club is planning to hold club sessions on Thursday evenings from 6 – 8pm and on Saturdays from 10am to noon. Club members can also use the facilities by prior agreement with Waterland during other times of the day as the Activity Centre is generally open for business.
The Club would like to be rowing on Cleveland Lakes, and is working with Cotwold Water Park Society with the aim of rowing there in the future. However for the time being they are constrained by health and safety issues related to the extended use of the site for gravel extraction and in-fill landscaping. These activities are expected to cease by the end of 2008, with some restoration work beyond that date.
Cleveland rowing lake 68a is currently 900m long and the extension to 1500m, by combining with lake 68b is planned for late 2008 or early 2009. The ultimate extension to form a 2Km course with a cooling down area, making a total 2.2 Kms, will hopefully follow once planning permission and funding have been obtained.
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