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Mercia Marina volunteers learn first aid skills

From performing potentially life-saving CPR to applying plasters and bandages, the volunteer first aiders at Mercia Marina offer a vital service. More than 20 boaters have now signed up to become first aiders and have received full training alongside staf…
Derby Telegraph Reports: https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/mercia-marina-volunteers-learn-first-2375658 From performing potentially life-saving CPR to applying p… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/06/mercia-marina-volunteers-learn-first-aid-skills/

The story behind this amazing new sculpture at Mercia Marina

A stunning sculpture created by a renowned artist has been unveiled to mark Mercia Marina’s 10th anniversary. Simon Gudgeon’s Bird of Happiness stands at over 7ft tall, weighs around 400 kg, is cast in bronze and has taken pride of place outside the Blue…
A stunning sculpture created by a renowned artist has been unveiled to mark Mercia Marina’s 10th anniversary. Simon Gudgeon’s Bird of Happiness stands at over 7ft tall, weighs … http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/06/story-behind-amazing-new-sculpture-mercia-marina/

Mercia's New Bridge

The footbridge to connect the new car park at Mercia Marina to the wildlife pond area on the other side of Findern Lane is here!
The footbridge to connect the new car park at Mercia Marina to the wildlife pond area on the other side of Findern Lane is here!  The planners wanted a ‘canal’ bridge so the de… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/06/mercias-new-bridge/

Impressive views from the new Piazza building at Mercia

It is hard to believe that this impressive new addition to South Derbyshire's business, retail and shopping offering, was only started in mid-March this year! 5 months on and we see the architecture carving a shape on the familiar horizon of Mercia Marina…
It is hard to believe that this impressive new addition to South Derbyshire's business, retail and shopping offering, was only started in mid-March this year! 5 months on and we s… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/06/impressive-views-new-piazza-building-mercia/

Piazza Development - The Steel in the sky...

The Piazza building is climbing its way up and now really starts to take shape. The steel work cuts out its unique and complimentary shape on the skyline with the different levels and floors now clearly visible. All the building work is right on target an…
The Piazza building is climbing its way up and now really starts to take shape. The steel work cuts out its unique and complimentary shape on the skyline with the different levels… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/06/piazza-development-steel-sky/

Holidays have a new home - Derby Telegraph reports

Mercia Marina is one of the hottest must-visit destinations in Derbyshire right now – and you could make it more than an occasional treat if you bought your own holiday home there. The Willington venue, which is Europe's largest inland marina, has 28 w…
Derby Telegraph Reports... Mercia Marina is one of the hottest must-visit destinations in Derbyshire right now – and you could make it more than an occasional treat if you boug… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/06/holidays-have-new-home/

Planes, trains and automobiles…. not forgetting boats and bikes

Planes, trains and automobiles…. not forgetting boats and bikes East Midlands Airport, Willington Station, Co-Wheels, Mercia Swan and Bikeshare – we are spoilt for transport choices and connectedness here at Mercia. One transport method that receive…
East Midlands Airport, Willington Station, Co-Wheels, Mercia Swan and Bikeshare – we are spoilt for transport choices and connectedness here at Mercia. One transport method tha… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/06/planes-trains-and-automobiles-not-forgetting-boats-and-bikes/

Additional Lodges

As many of you will have seen, demand for lodges continues to be strong, so much so that there are only 4 plots left now. Due to this, we have approached the council for permission to build lodges on the opposite side of the marina, specifically in th…
As many of you will have seen, demand for lodges continues to be strong, so much so that there are only 4 plots left now. Due to this, we have approached the council for permis… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/06/additional-lodges/

Marina receives celebrity praise - Burton Mail reports

CELEBRITY conservationist David Bellamy has sent personal congratulations to Willington's Mercia Marina for achieving its fifth gold conservation award in five years. The 74-acre marina received the David Bellamy gold award from the British Holiday and…
CELEBRITY conservationist David Bellamy has sent personal congratulations to Willington's Mercia Marina for achieving its fifth gold conservation award in five years. The 74-ac… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/marina-receives-celebrity-praise/

Canal Boat magazine’s Spotters’ Guide

Many of you will have already seen the November issue of Canal Boat magazine and so read the article by Martin Ludgate entitled “The Canal History Spotters’ Guide” but it is so good I make no apologies for repeating parts. Many of the features are rel…
Canal Boat magazine’s Spotters’ Guide Many of you will have already seen the November issue of Canal Boat magazine and so read the article by Martin Ludgate entitled “The Canal… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/canal-boat-magazines-spotters-guide/

A Very Warm Mercia Welcome to Pip – The Derbyshire Dales Dumper

We are pleased to introduce a new addition to the family; Pip – The Derbyshire Dales Dumper. Although not looking his best at the moment, Pip has joined us after spending the last 45 years, his whole life, at Farmers Glory Lodge in Kniveton, a beautif…
A Very Warm Mercia Welcome to Pip – The Derbyshire Dales Dumper We are pleased to introduce  a new addition to the family; Pip – The Derbyshire Dales Dumper.  Although not l… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/very-warm-mercia-welcome-pip-derbyshire-dales-dumper/

Wild Times

One of most fascinating aspects of the marina now, as well as over the past 6+ years, is how the flora and fauna have thrived. This success is recognised by Mercia having been awarded Gold Conservation Awards by the renowned conservationist David Bellamy …
One of most fascinating aspects of the marina now, as well as over the past 6+ years, is how the flora and fauna have thrived. This success is recognised by Mercia having been… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2015/03/wild-times/

Derbyshire's Best Kept Secret

It has been a momentous year for Mercia Marina with the Grand Opening of The Boardwalk, a promenade of boutique retailers, farm shop & cafe and two storey bar & restaurant overlooking the lake. We had a record 5,000 visitors to Mercia Marina for a family …
  It has been a momentous year for Mercia Marina with the Grand Opening of The Boardwalk, a promenade of boutique retailers, farm shop & cafe and two storey bar & restaurant ov… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2014/12/derbyshires-best-kept-secret/

MERCIA MARINA IN THE MARKET FOR A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS!

Mercia Marina kicked off the festive season with a Christmas Market Weekend (November 29th & 30th), complete with Santa’s grotto and a Christmas lights switch-on.
Mercia Marina kicked off the festive season with a Christmas Market Weekend (November 29th & 30th), complete with Santa’s grotto and a Christmas lights switch-on. The Chris… http://www.merciamarina.co.uk/news/blog/2014/11/my-first-blog/

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