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Moored at Irstead staithe when the guardian of the staithe who was appointed by the parish council approached me and asked if I had public liability insurance as my boat (private) was moored on the staithe belonging to the church and I had run an extension cable to the BA electric post and if someone tripped I would be liable I might add he was extremely rude and so was my answer I told him I have fully comprehensive cover to which he said we know but does it have public liability to which I replied you cannot use a boat or tax it without the necessary insurance and take my number and check which he said he had my reply was it's the parish council that should have the insurance or not let people moor and indeed people could trip on mooring ropes etc it doesn't have to be extension cable, has anyone else experienced this attitude if it had been a hire boat would the same apply,he certainly can drive people away never to return.

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I would guess it is the same person that is well know to some of us. He seem to think he owns the staithe and everything around it.
He has told people on canoes that they can not use the slip to get into and out of their craft and moans about everything.

I know what I would have said and it certainly would not have been "thank you" for your concern.
You may find more info on here about him if you can search through previous threads.

Even a BA ranger has told me about him.  The BA ranger had "issues" before with him.


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This is the earliest record I have found of the so-called (self-appointed?) staithe manager. I note that members of NBN have also encountered him. As the staithe is very, very well used, it doesn't seem that his interference has had much of a detrimental effect.

However, I suggest that anyone having such an encounter ask him for his identity card and authority. It would appear that he has neither.

If he is as rude and as arrogant as is being described, and is purporting to act with the authority of the parish council, it might be useful to send in a complaint about him to his 'employers',  the Barton Turf & Irstead Parish Council

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Ah yes ... "Mr. Irstead" ...

We had an encounter with this individual on one occasion last year when alongside on the downstream mooring. He proceeded to instruct us where we should/ should not secure our tender while we were on said mooring.

Suffice to say he was politely - but pointedly - advised of the error of his ways !

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We had the pleasure yesterday of setting sight on the rare species known as the The Staithe Manager.  He was standing beside his house.  We made a comment about there is the Warden. Makes it sound like San Quentin.

I would suggest that he has too much time on his hands.    It reminds me of people who purchase homes by a pub and then wonder why they re disturbed at closing time.



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Last time we were there the chap was seen taking photos of the boats moored up. We think he was having a disagreement about how long a boat had been there but they hadn't been there the day before as we had passed by on our way up. Then we got in the next day and that's when he was taking pics of them from the back of the grassed area.

We also encountered his "ways" personally a season or so back when he came to us around noon telling us we had to leave because it was a 24 hour mooring. We had arrived the previous evening so told him the 24 hours wasn't up yet! We were actually leaving about 4 to head back to our home mooring and then drive home as it was a Sunday,  but it seems he is making assumptions that everyone arrives mid morning and should leave the next day after breakfast .

Too much time on his hands ?  Or maybe not happy with what happens on the staithe sometimes? If I'm being kind perhaps he has had a few problems with people and so has become a tad p'd off?  More and more  people run engines at Moorings for long periods of time,  people do what they want including camping out and behaving badly.  Last summer when we were there a boat full of lads  with tinnies,  loud music and a certain type of attitude, tried to moor into the little cut on the BA side,  bow in,  on a 40 foot boat. The three boats moored up all had to explain why they couldn't do this and it was a bit of a challenge to make them understand. So maybe all his tolerances have been used up?  I'm not defending his actions just wondering what makes  him like this...

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Hi All,

I'm a bit confused. Confused

Irstead Staithe being on the list of BA 24 hour moorings I thought was under BA control. Am I wrong in thinking that BA pay the parish council to lease these moorings? If so does this individual have the authority to take charge? Question

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As far as I am aware the patch of land with the electricity on belongs to the BA but across the slipway it is council owned and this prompted the question if I had public liability insurance because my extension cable ran from one plot to the other but as I pointed out you cannot have a boat on the water without a minimum of public liability and it should be the council who have it as well so they can let people use the land for mooring,picnics,fishing etc,I will be stopping there again and if he comes again there will be words.

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Irstead staithe is down as having 4x24 hour moorings I suggest if BA pay Irstead for the use this is more like 3 if it's alongside the electric post it's only 1

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Thanks tc99 for clearing that up.  Smile

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