Minister visits Breydon Water

The government minister responsible for the national parks was given an insight into Broads issues during a boat trip on Breydon Water today.

Richard Benyon, minister for the natural environment and fisheries, was accompanied by Broads Authority officials, including chief executive John Packman.

Dr Packman said: 'He met us at Great Yarmouth yacht station and we went down the River Bure and up Breydon Water to the Berney Arms mill.'

He said they had talked about the implications, including the financial cost, of the authority taking over responsibility for Breydon Water and the lower Bure.

They had also discussed safety issues on Breydon Water, the impact of climate change and approaches such as using mobile phone technology to make the countryside more interesting for young people.

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