The Fenland landscape provided a superb backdrop for a new business venture recently launched by Upwell resident Sheena Hartley.
Narrow Waters luxury skippered boat tours operating from Upwell will offer day trips for birthday parties, special occasions even business gatherings on the newly commissioned boat that came into service for the first time this summer. Sheena invited South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss to spend some time on the boat discussing the business but also the trip provided the opportunity to inspect the river banks that support the network of waterways in the Fens. Also joining Elizabeth and Sheena on the trip was Iain Smith, clerk and chief executive of Middle Level Commissioners, and West Norfolk borough councillor Vivienne Spikings.Pictured, from left, are Roger Mungham, Sheena Hartley, Cllr Vivienne Spikings, Mike Kelly, Ian Smith and MP Elizabeth Truss.
Elizabeth commented ‘It was great to join Sheena and local Borough Councillor Vivienne Spikings on the trip. The Fenland landscape provides a stunning backdrop for the new business set up by Sheena; I am sure with her enthusiasm and energy it will go from strength to strength. Tourism opportunities like this are fantastic for attracting visitors to the area and it also provides a boost for rural Fenland villages like Upwell supporting the hotels, food and drink enterprises that rely very much on tourist traffic. I love the fact that Sheena has organised fish and chip trips as well as the cream tea run to Outwell ! The boat trip also provided a unique advantage point to inspect the river banks and the work required to maintain them. This is something I discussed with Iain Smith from Middle Level Commissioners.’