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It would appear (from talk in another place) that Nacy Oldfield trust has bagged itself 80 odd foot of moorings at Ludham Bridge in the middle of the 24hr BA moorings. Can this be right?

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I noticed that near the water point, if it's for easy access due to there type passengers won't it be better to make it near the bridge and a proper access ramp out of the way.




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Why cant it be right? Or are the Broads only available to those that are able bodied?



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I have no objection to Nancy Oldfield and the good work they do, nor do I wish to stop less able people from enjoying the broads. I do however object to public moorings being used for private use. Perhaps a more convenient place could be found both from the trusts point of view and private/hire boaters needs. It would seem that the place taken impedes on the water point and electric point plus denies space for other boats who are potential customers for local business.

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I hope that none who object to these moorings being allocated to the Nancy Oldfield Trust, ever need its services.
http://www.nancyoldfield.org.uk/default.asp

The previous moorings below the bridge were inconvenient and access was unsafe for its clients, so the Staithe has been used to load and unload passengers for some time. The Environment Agency and the BA have granted these moorings, the Nancy Oldfield Trust have not simply 'squatted' there.
There has often been considerable difficulty in berthing to pick up and disembark its disabled passengers in the past, since some boaters have been less than understanding about the special needs of the Trust boats.

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"I do however object to public moorings being used for private use"

May I respectfully suggest that those who object take their case up with the Broads Authority and the Environment Agency.

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"I hope that none who object to these moorings being allocated to the Nancy Oldfield Trust, ever need its services"

I don't think anyone is objecting to these moorings but it's the location i.e. on the water point area it's bad enough try to get in there as it is for water without losing space.

We used to have to lift wheel chairs on and off our trip boat so I know what there after.



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Poppy and Gary, you are absolutely correct, "There but for the grace"
I am at a complete loss how anyone can object to this organisation who are out in all seasons being objected to!
I am at at loss as to why this beautiful area attracts such undesirables, but I am told it has always been so, I just wish they would take themselves off to Ibiza or some other place where there attitudes would be appreciated. I suggest we all report boats over 20ft in their reserved area, I have yet to see that rule observed.

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Not a Theme Park.
The Broads need the winter to recover, the numbers are becoming too great and the grey water too damaging.

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Captain, just read 'Coot Club' - again  Playful Wink

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It looks as though the Nav Committee agreed to Nancy Oldfield Trust swapping their existing moorings from downstream of the bridge to upstream.
This will now enable the BA to provide much needed sailing craft temporary moorings below the bridge to enable them to raise and lower their masts. For some time now, almost all of the moorings below the bridge have been taken up by either LBBY or Horning Hall Farm permanent moorings. The few visitor moorings along the Horning Hall side were usually filled with motor cruisers, with no reserved spaces for sailing craft to de-mast.

This extract is from item 5 of the BA Navigation Committee meeting held on 2 February 2012 at Ludham Field Base:

"Mooring provision downstream of Ludham Bridge – The Authority had received a draft licence agreement and the Licence between the Environment Agency and the Nancy Oldfield Trust had now been signed. This would enable the Trust to move moorings upstream of Ludham Bridge freeing up their existing moorings. Members discussed the possibility of demasting signs being erected on the vacated moorings prior to the agreement being signed. TW to investigate."


The full copy of the minutes was published at:
w w w.broads-authority.gov.uk/broads/live/authority/meetings/navigation-committee/2012/02-23/[minutes]%20BSMG%20Minutes%20020212.pdf

edit - blast...  I took so long typing that lot in that Poppy beat me to it.  It looks as though I was partly right though...  Smile  

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