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Having just returned from a break on the boat with friends who were staying on the camp site at the Dog at Ludham Bridge, I noticed that there was a nice shiney new electric post by the water point upstream of the bridge. This post is not one of the BA ones but is a private one put there by the firm that runs the boatsales, there is a sign saying that only cards purchased from them can be used in this post, I went and bought one at a cost of £2.00, when I put this in their meter I only got £1.00 credit. When I checked the following morning I was told that their charge was 20p per unit and that they could charge what they liked. He said that he would check what he could charge and come back to me, this was last Friday and I am still waiting, what I did notice was that the following day the point that i used was taped off.
I am puting this here so that folks can be aware that although they are paying £2.00 they are only getting £1.00 credit and being charged 20.p per unit.
Robin


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The card fed electric posts are all the responsibility of the BA. I'm certain that those cards should be sold at no more than face value. I have been wrong before though ........

Trevor

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hi all,
robin is right about this electric post ,it's clearly marked written that this post belongs to the boatshed ( behind ludham bridge stores) and you can only buy electric cards from the boatshed for it ! not the ba electric cards , also what makes me annoyied about this is  that they've placed right next to the water points where there is a sign saying once you've filled up of water , please leave ,ready for the next boat to get water ! but put a electtric point there ?????  

steve and vicky

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who is responsible for the upkeep of the mooring/water point? if it is the BA surely they should not allow private profiteering such as this post,seems to be something not right here,nobody with a modicum of common sense blocks a water point with such an obvious invitation to moor overnight.


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hi mike ,
im not 100% sure , but im wondering if this is still owned by robert paul ?

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Hi yes these moorings are not the BA but are owned by Robert Paul and his brother he was the one I complained to.

Robin

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The moorings at Ludham Bridge (shop side) are actually the Ludham
Public Staithe, and the Environment Agency are the trusties of this land.
However, the Broads Authority basically lease this from the EA and
maintain the moorings etc to help provide moorings on the broads.

Robert Paul does not own or run these moorings, I know this because
he has often told us that the BA are always asking him to move his
boats if they are there longer then 24hrs!

The electricity point (near the water point) was installed earlier this year
and this was paid for by Robert Paul via a 'sustainability grant'.  
The actual BA electricity point is on our side of the bridge (boatyard)
and was incorrectly installed there in the 1980's and never relocated,
even though they have been asked several times!

Hope this helps



    

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I never throught I would see the day Robert Paul was critisised on this forum.

I dont know anyone who has spent more time and effort to protect the Broads.

Many Thanks Tim

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quote:"......
if it is the BA surely they should not allow private profiteering
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Tim, I don't think Jaguar is criticising Robert Paul as he doesn't seem to
know him, but he is just asking the question how a private company is
gaining profits via BA mooring facility.......

There are obviously strict rules on selling electricity & water to the
public and i'm sure the leases/agreements are in place between all the
parties concerned if not everyone will be doing it!.

Thinking about this maybe we could install  a 240v extension lead &
water hose to St Bennets Abbey!!!

   Smile

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As I understand it, it is an offence to profit from the sale of electricity unless you are the electricity company supplying it!  

Regarding water, some of you may have read another post about my experience filling up with water at horizons yard and being spoken to very poorly by the yard manager for daring to rinse some mud off my deck with the water.  He told me he was on a meter, and I hope someone can clarify this, I personally think it would be suicidal to put a hire boat yard on a water meter given the amount of water you are likely to go through washing boats and filling tanks. I felt he was being awkward as I am a private owner (more than willing to pay for what I was using) I feel it more likely they would be paying water rates or does it work differently for a business??

regards
Danny

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