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Jan-06-2022 @ 11:37 AM                           Permalink
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Re the provision of angling platforms paid for by the EA, generally, that is financed out of fishing licence income.

Beccles Yacht Station, and perhaps Norwich, allows fishing out of season, Oct 30th until March 14th. Oulton Broad YS is surrounded by alternatives.

Granted that 24hr moorings are financed by the toll but in most instances, such moorings have been built where previously anglers freely fished.

The rights to navigate, to access the water, to moor and to fish must surely be defended, within reason.  

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Gents as there is no evidence of anglers being responsible in this and with JRs post along with the nature and timing it happened indicating otherwise can we please avoid another us and them argument.

I am in both camps as most will know, we moored and I  fished there recently along with other boats and anglers and we all got along just fine.

There was another case there recently of a boat being set loose along with incidents at Irstead, Gays Staithe
and Barton Turf all late at night when this time of year no anglers are likely to be present.

           Brian

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Terry, thanks for the reminder re the move to Yare House. JP's justification was twofold, what would be saved by moving from Dragonfly House and what it cost to furnish and adapt the building to the Authority's needs. Mustn't forget the costs for three officers to stay in London whilst searching out fixtures, fittings and plush office furniture. The man was like a kid in a sweet shop with a bottomless debit card!
  

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JR, I remember what he said, the cost saving in no way explains the cost in moving it try's to justify it. I'm not sure how many people are employed actually in HO but lets be generous and say 35 (I'm sure its much less) , that is £13100 per head. Bearing in mind that all the office furniture computer systems telephones etc were brand new when moving into Dragonfly house I still find it hard to comprehend.

if it is to be it is up to me.

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Terry, I could in no way justify the costs of moving to Yare House, nor the alleged savings. Like others, I did look closely but two and two did not add up to four, or even three and a half for that matter. Devious and creative justification became the order of the day and trust in the BA took a further battering.

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The people that work at Yare House:
https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0027/239427/Organisation-Chart-07.12.21.pdf

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You've lost me now, I thought this thread was about damage to a boat??

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You have a point!

From a damaged boat to a profligate quango, agreed, hard to relate! Sorry.  

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Doesn't the Broads Authority get a government grant, if so doesn’t every tax payer help pay for the BA moorings?

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No, the government grant is for the first of the three BNA duties. The rules, such as they are, do not permit any of that money to be spent on the navigation.

Navigation income from tolls is only supposed to be spent on the navigation. The navigation income for any year is supposed to balance with navigation expenditure, but creative accounting means that there has been an inexorable increase of the navigation expenditure that disappears into expenses that can hardly be justified as 'navigation expenditure'.

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Spiderman, looks like your comment has fell on death ears. Once BA bashing enters a topic there is no stopping it, it comes under its own rule. Would have thought that the original poster would have stepped in as he doesn’t like posts to go off topic.

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