Welcome to Hickling Parish Staithe

Information from the Broads Authority

12 April

Minimise domestic travel where you can.

Private boats

Private boating permitted for recreation for a single household or bubble. Lifting of ban on overnight stays away from home allows for single households/bubbles to stay away overnight on boats.

Self drive day hire

Recreational day hire is permitted for a single household or bubble (if vessel is enclosed), or for up to 6 people / or any number of people from 2 households per boat (if vessel is open air, provided it is outdoors and social distancing can be maintained between people from different households).

Self drive holiday hire

Permitted for a single household / bubble per boat.

Skippered boat trips

Skippered boats may operate and accommodate a maximum of 6 people or two households (where boats are not enclosed), or a single household/support bubble (if vessel is enclosed). Where boats are partially enclosed, attendees may only go indoors to access/use the toilet.

The skipper does not count towards the Rule of 6 or the 2 households limit.

Watersports

Watersports are permitted and outdoor attractions at waterparks/aqua parks may reopen.

Boat maintenance

Boat maintenance is permitted, assuming you follow appropriate social distancing between individuals/households. Overnight stays for maintenance purposes is allowed at this stage.

For further information from the Broads Authority


Hickling Parish Staithe offers dry and wet berths and launch facilities. There is a small car parking area for those who wish to just launch and spend a day on our fabulous Hickling Broad. Fishing is also encouraged.

Visitor Day Launching

Launch costs for visitors are £5.00 per boat, paddle-board and canoes.

A season launch (1st April – 31st March) fee is available from the clerk. If you are a resident in Hickling the fee for the year is £40.00. Non residents fee is £80.00

The maximum length that can be launched from the slipways is 17 ft.
There are various ways to pay. There is an honesty box located at the staithe as well as a PayPal QR Code to scan for easy direct payment. Alternatively you can contact the clerk on 01493 718 128 or hicklingclerk@gmail.com who can provide details for a BACs payment, we are happy for you to get in touch before your launch date. You may also pay your £5 launch fee using the button below.

Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

QR CODE

There are two berths available for trailers and parking is in the car park marked visitors. If this is full, please contact the Pleasure Boat Inn (01692 598870) who may be able to offer you an alternative to park.

For boats over 17 ft, please launch from Whispering Reeds Boatyard (01692 598314) who have the facilities. They are situated next to the Staithe.

Bank Fishing Permitsfishing

Fishing is welcome on either the Broad or from the banks of the staithe. Fishing for Hickling parishioners, their children and their visiting families is FREE. For all others, Bank Fishing or launch and fish permissions and permits are available from The Pleasure Boat Inn (01692 598870) the fees are:

Day Bank Fishing permits £5
Season Bank Fishing permits (October to March) £25
Day launch and fish permit £6
Season Launch and Fish permit (October to March) £50

Please note that anyone bank fishing is required to respect the staithe, the boats moored there and its other users. Please do not lean fishing rods on any boats and boats are not to be boarded under any circumstances. All fishing requires a licence, available from most Post Offices.

Wet Berthswetberth

Wet berth rentals are only available to residents of Hickling who are on the electoral register. The waiting list is currently at 30, if you would like to be added to the list please write to the Clerk. We will contact you periodically where you are on the list.

Dry BerthsIMG_1445

These are available to all. Currently there is 3 people on the waiting list, if you would like to be added please write to the Clerk. There are three charging bands for boats:

 

Parishioners

Non-Parishioners

Up to 14 ft

£86.60

£180.05

Up to 16 ft

£102.84

£213.83

Up to 17 ft
(space permitting)

£119.07

£247.50

Dry berths are let out for the year from 1st April to 31st March.

boatshield_logo

Hickling Parish Council wants all boat owners, both on the Parish Staithe and private moorings in Hickling, to be able to enjoy the delights of the Norfolk Broads without being victims of crime. Unfortunately, we have experienced some thefts in our village lately, particularly of outboard engines, which are vulnerable to theft as they are left unattended and exposed to viewing for long periods.

Norfolk Police have identified thefts from boats as a major issue, and have developed the Boat Shield scheme to assist boat owners who are ‘Serious About Security’. Key initiatives are:

  • Outboard Covers to replace engine cowling when boats are not in use, which have proved to be an effective deterrent to thieves.
  • Boat Shield booklet giving good advice on boat security at all times of the year, and includes an Inventory Section and a Security Self Assessment Sheet.
  • Boat Shield Network in which you would be emailed if a crime occurs and be kept informed of relevant information.
  • A reminder to call 101 if you see anything suspicious or 999 in an emergency.

The local Broads Beat Officers have set The Pleasure Boat Inn opposite the Parish Moorings as an Approved Boat Shield Information Point, and they have in stock a selection of differing sized Outboard covers, booklets and the ability to register you there and then onto the Boatshield Network, or supply you with the appropriate links.

oetrc-personalise-covers

The outboard covers are priced as follows.

Small – outboards up to 6HP £28

Medium – outboards up to 15HP £32

Large – outboards up to 40HP £36

Enquiries & Contact details:

Charlotte Hummel01493 718128hicklingclerk@gmail.com

Staithe Documents

The Wet Berth rental agreement can be viewed here

The Dry Berth rental agreement can be viewed here

Staithe Forum Meeting minutes 2016

Staithe Forum Meeting minutes 2017