3rd October 2022 - 24th October 2022

A full  structural & mechanical survey will be taking place at Jesus Green Lock. This is a lengthy process, and River Users should be aware that the Lock will be closed during this time and no access of the Lock facility will be possible for boats moving upstream or downstream of Jesus Lock. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Should the work be completed earlier, will will update the calendar on the website and noticeboards at the earliest opportunity.

Organisation Changes

After following a lengthy period of due diligence carried out by the Conservators, a revised structure of operations was agreed and as a consequence there are a number of changes both in structure and in the members of the team.

In October 2021 Mr T Larnach stepped down as River Manager to run his own company, River and Rural. He was joined by former Conservancy Navigation Officers. River and Rural Limited and the Conservators entered into a river maintenance agreement in October 2021. This means that the work carried out to maintain the river, reaction to emergencies and various other works will be carried out by River and Rural Limited. 

The job title of River Manager no-longer exists due to the significant changes to the former role. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will have overall responsibility for the operational management of the Conservancy, ensuring that it meets its strategic goals.

The roles of Control Officer and Clerk have also been separated into 2 new jobs, with the new job of the River Patrol Officer (RPO) incorporating the role of Control Officer, and a new postion for the Clerk to the Conservators (Clerk). Recruitment took place and appointments were made to these roles in March 2022. There are 2 further key supporting officers who hold the job title Licensing and Finance Officer (LFO).

For Contact details, please see the Get In Touch tab

Navigation and Towpath Update 23/09/2022

Autumn has arrived and with it a change in the emphasis of work along the navigation and towpath. The cycle of weed cutting along the length of the navigation has now come to an end. Weed cutting will continue but on an ad hoc basis in areas where the growth needs further control.

At the end of October and over the following couple of months, the tree management programme will begin. This will tackle the trees lining the towpath focusing on those in the Chesterton area and include pollarding, coppicing and felling when necessary.

Users of the Towpath (Halingway) are asked to be mindful of any safety advice while the work is being carried out. 

Further information, when it's available, will be added here and to our calendar.


Boat Registration

The 1st of April 2022 is the first day of the new registration period for all boats/vessels on the River Cam. Please ensure your vessels are appropriately registered. The byelaw requirements for this are set out in our byelaws section 8. Registration of Boats.
For Applications and further information please visit the Boat Registration Tab.

Conservator's response to public consultation 2021
Please see this link for document

Notice on Rowing Fees

Upon review of the proposed increases for 2022 - 23 it has become apparent that the table of rowing fees presented to conservators at the board meeting on the 27th January 2022 included the increase of the proposed 2.5% but not 4.6% CPIH as intended. It was decided that the 2022 - 23 rowing craft fees should remain as tabulated on the papers and reflect only the 2.5% increase.