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spiderman
Jan-06-2022 @ 5:14 PM                           Permalink
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You've lost me now, I thought this thread was about damage to a boat??

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Jan-06-2022 @ 5:39 PM                           Permalink
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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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Jan-06-2022 @ 6:06 PM                           Permalink
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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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Jan-06-2022 @ 7:54 PM                           Permalink
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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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Bella, I thought it was polite to answer a member's question. Your post didn't exactly help the discussion on the original topic. But, hey ho, let's get back on topic, shall we, if you have any pertinent comment to make.

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Jan-06-2022 @ 9:19 PM                           Permalink
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Paladine, I thought that it was polite to answer a Members question.
I thought that I had helped the discussion by answering spiderman’s Question. But, hey ho, lets get back on topic, shall we, unless you have any more impertinent comments to make.

Paladine, I wholeheartedly respect you and read and appreciate all the knowledge that you bring to this forum but when there is a chance within a discussion it is changed to BA Bashing and in my opinion it seems the same old gripes, again and again.
I know it’s not always you who starts it but I think that many of the BA
bashers look up to you as their leader.

Steve had asked earlier in the discussion that it was kept on topic.


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Jan-06-2022 @ 11:07 PM                           Permalink
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BA bashing is relentless. It seems to invade every topic. I have been on the rivers and its broads for many years. All those years ago it was good. It still is good.

No organisation is perfect. I have worked for several private company's some, if not most, the most dysfunctional lot you have come across.

The BA has maintained the Broads as it was years ago, in my mind quite an achievement.

There are those who wish to change this quango to an elected body. Or indeed to a different organisation.

However I cannot support you. My mind is not clear exactly that which you would choose.

I cannot find, have not found, within your destructive critisicm a positive conclusion ever!



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Jan-06-2022 @ 11:33 PM                           Permalink
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Come on lads, focus, you can do it.
Remember, Blue paint?.

LOL

And I thought dry January was hard going.
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Jan-07-2022 @ 6:16 AM                           Permalink
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Folks , you wont know this but there was a lot of background work to get this topic on the forum by the mods , as we didn't want this topic to go the way as elsewhere of going of track , arguing etc then getting locked / removed , one mod ( I won't name them ) went out there way to make this topic happen here , so folks one last time please , please try keep it on track , none of us want to lock this thread down ,
Thank you

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )

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Jan-07-2022 @ 10:04 AM                           Permalink
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I'll honour your request Steve but it sails in the face of a long rich history of threads going off topic on this forum, one that has been indulged and even contributed to by the Mod team. A sad day IMHO.

Dave

if it is to be it is up to me.

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