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GaryCantley
Apr-28-2010 @ 11:56 AM                           Permalink
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From this mornings EDP.

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And out of 2.5 million income the Authority have said “We will spend £940,000 on dredging to maintain water depth, £500,000 on patrolling and about £450,000 on maintenance such as moorings, channel marking and weed clearance".

Can we take it from that, that the rest (600,000) will either be squandered meaninglessly.

The figures just dont add up.

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They are not the only numbers to seemingly not add up!
If there were 4,746 private cruisers and 855 hire motor cruisers on the Broads, does that mean there are 6,730 assorted unpowered and "other" boats on the Broads?

I assume a lot of these must be the flappy stick affairs!

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That's 75% on boating related expenses.

Although I'll need my Tinhat here for saying it, but it doesn't necessarily mean that all of the remaining 25% will be "squandered meaninglessly".

The Authority is arguably over-staffed, but all large organsiations carry significant overheads, such as office accommodation, insurance, staffing (even at the level which would really be required), etc.

I wish 75% of Road Tax was spent on the roads.  Smile  

(Good to see that the Evening News24 have now corrected their "Provate" typo in the banner heading though !!

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I assume that they work out the number of boats from
the number of individual tolls collected. If I am
correct from just a casual stroll around the marina we
moor at, there are a number of boats bearing toll
plaques more than 12 months out of date.

Presumably the adjacent waters rule will see a lot more
boat owners having to pay the toll so there should be
more money available to spend on the navigation and an
increase in the number of boats really on the system,
or am I misunderstanding how it should be working?

Ken



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i think boat owners want the best and that is what they get with the broads, i have said before, when we bought our boat in the fens cambridgeshire we thought we would try out that water system for the year - paid there tolls (a lot more than the B.A. charge) and lasted 2 and a half months.We hated it, it was not a patch on our broads so moved the boat pronto.

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Take the number of boats and divide that number by 120, that being how many miles of rivers there are. Then breath a sigh of relief that they don't all go out on the rivers on the same day. And just a thought, most of 'em are on the North Rivers.

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Gary, it will get worse, as more and more pensions for unnecessary ex inhabitants of Ivory Towers have to be supported after early retirement.

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75% of toll income directly back on river expenditure is still much better than the return for motorists on road tax...

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His Tonyship changed the name from "road tax" to "vehicle excise duty". Under the old name one would assume that most of the tax money would be spent on the roads.The name change  was done so that there could be no misunderstanding about where the money was to be spent. By the state of the roads round here I dont think that any money is being spent on them...Lesley


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