Slipway Keys

The use of South Walsham slipway by trailed craft is restricted to keyholders. It is also restricted to craft less than 5 metres (16 feet) long overall and with a beam, together with the outer width of the trailer and its wheels, being less than 2.3 metres (7ft 6in) wide.

Key categories

Parishioner annual keys

Any parishioner of the village will be able to apply for an annual key at a cost of £25 per annum. These keys will be available at any time during the year and will be valid for 12 months. To apply complete and submit the Slipway Key Request form on this website.

Non parishioner annual keys

Non parishioners will be entitled to apply to the parish clerk for one of eight annual keys at a cost of £25 per key and, regretably, with a returnable deposit of £100 per key due to non-return of keys. These annual keys will be available from the parish clerk and will be selected by ballot from applications submitted by members of the public. The ballot will be held at a date to be agreed and the keys will all be available for 12 months from a single date to be agreed. At the end of the period a new ballot will be held for a further twelve months and existing key holders will have no preferential rights. To apply complete and submit the Slipway Key Request form on this website.

Day keys

Three day keys will be available for use by members of the public. These will be issued on behalf of the parish council by Mundy Ellis and Bernard Barnett from their house at 1 Fleet Lane, adjacent to the slipway (keys will also need to be returned there). These keys will need to be pre-booked through the parish council’s village website and will cost £5 per day. For those who are unable to use the internet, hard copies of the booking form/slipway use agreement will be available. These keys will be issued on a first come first served basis. To apply complete and submit the Slipway Key Request form on this website.

Slipway rules

The key remains the property of South Walsham parish council and is for the sole use of the boat named below with a current Broads Authority registration number or Short Visit toll number. It may not be copied or lent to a third party. The fee for lost or non-returned keys is £25. At the discretion of the parish council, more than one boat may be used by one key holder (evidence of toll will also be required for any additional boat).

1.Trailed boats may be launched/recovered between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm only.

2.No vehicles or trailers may be parked anywhere on the staithe or the public road. A free public car park is within 100 metres but no guarantees can be given that space is available. No trailers may be parked in the car park for more than eight hours at any one time. No boats or other boating equipment may be parked in the car park at any time.

3.Noise must be kept to a minimum (eg no protracted running of engines, no loud music) and due consideration shown to other staithe/slipway users and nearby residents, especially those who rely on the staithe for access to their properties.

4.The barrier is to be kept locked except when launching or recovery is taking place.

5.Litter is prohibited. There is provision for refuse disposal at the car park.

Anyone infringing these terms will be refused future use of slipway keys, and their names and toll numbers reported to the Broads Authority for further action

In case of difficulty, contact  the parish clerk - details are in the Useful Contacts section of this website.