Peterborough river access project costs £600k

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A £600,000 project to improve river access for visitors to Peterborough is about to get under way.

The Environment Agency has teamed up with the city council to provide moorings near Orton Lock.

The project will repair the banks of the River Nene, replace failing piles, create a fixed landing stage and offer 48-hour visitor mooring.

Canoe access and a portage will also be provided as part of a package to boost access to green spaces and waterways.

Paul Separovic, waterways partnership officer, said: "The Orton Mere project will provide additional and improved facilities for use by Peterborough's growing population.

"We want people to enjoy their local countryside and waterways.

"The improvements being made at Orton Mere will help Peterborough establish itself as an inland waterways destination, bringing benefits to the city now and for future generations."

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