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Aldenham Sailing Club has currently suspended sailing because the water level in the reservoir is too low. However, there are now hopes for a solution.

The 'News' article below explains the current situation.  




New hope for sailing club as plan for dam is approved

July 2023
Hertsmere Borough Council planning committee recently approved a plan under which repairs to the Aldenham reservoir dam would be carried out, giving us hope that in due course the club might be able to resume sailing.
In 2020, the owners dropped the water level by about a metre, arguing that the dam was in danger and consequently all sailing had to cease as it was no longer safe to carry on. However, the club has remained in being in the hope that a solution might be found.
The plan now is for the reservoir owners to develop commercial warehousing on a site close to the reservoir and use funds from that to repair the dam, which not long ago was assessed by engineers at high risk.
There were objections from some councillors that Green Belt land was being used for this purpose but the committee approved the project as the only way of getting the dam under proper maintenance and the whole reservoir restored to its former state.
This will all take time but at least the process has started. 
Paul Reynolds, Publicity Officer  0207 435 8693/07966 463 585 
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