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Nov-09-2016 @ 7:51 PM                           Permalink
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I think it's pretty much a given that the current toll proposal is a crock of sh*t. At least I've yet to hear from anyone who is not a Hirecraft owner being in support.

In fact I've received many emails from large boat owners, who appreciate that their toll for their tender has gone down a tad, that's nothing compared to the rise for their main vessel.

Like many people who have read the threads I have also sent emails to the BA committee members, telling them of my disgust.

You would have thought that at least one of them would have read my email. I did point out that I'm the administrator of a rather popular forum.

So popular that the Head of the BA asks the members to consult with him and ask questions. So one would think that the Forum is a useful tool and information source.

I would also have thought that the email sent might get a response, even if it's something like

YOUR EMAIL HAS BEEN RECEIVED

Guess what I've heard?

Bugger all!!!!

The Forum is unbiased, and non political, but this is an issue that needs to be addressed, and very quickly.

If this was the House of Commons I would go for a vote of no confidence.

I don't know how we can get our views made to the BA, so if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them here. Just keep them legal!

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Nov-09-2016 @ 8:03 PM                           Permalink
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I must apologise. I did receive one response from john.timewell@norfolk.gov.uk which was
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UNDELIVERABLE MAIL
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Nov-09-2016 @ 8:04 PM                           Permalink
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A "Ask JP" Special he enjoys those

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Nov-09-2016 @ 8:18 PM                           Permalink
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Richard

I to am disgusted, I have written to JP twice the first letter was responded to by a phone call which I greatly appreciated, the second I am still awaiting a response from.

I also wrote to all the members of the Navigation Committee, the only one to respond was James Knight who I think regardless of opinion should be commended for taking the time to reply, I did receive an acknowledgement on behalf of Michael Whitaker end of.

At this moment in time I strongly believe that given the emphasis on certain categories regarding the proposal and lack of openness the integrity of the Authority is very much in question.

Once the Navigation Committee report is published I will write to all the committee members, apart from that I guess we need some sort of concerted approach and like you would be pleased to hear from anyone who has suggestions especially with a legal knowledge.

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Nov-09-2016 @ 8:30 PM                           Permalink
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This may seem a touch naive, but what about a petition which could then be emailed to all the relevant parties.

A member with a gift for legal terminology (you know who you are) could draft the petition which could then be 'signed' by forum members using their forum handle and boat registration number.

Just a thought.  

Steve. CM1 and NR12

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Nov-09-2016 @ 9:07 PM                           Permalink
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I definately feel  we need action, rather than asking. A real and quantifiable demomstration of actual boaters views.  Numbers speak volumes! Or should....

K

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Excellent idea but needs Richard to confirm if its physically possible.

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I can't see a problem in doing an online petition. I did want to email all our members, but the hosting company won't allow me to bulk email 11,000 in one go.

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Personally, I think a petition is a total waste of time, there is only one way to show these people the depth of feeling and that is to have a few hundred (better Thousands) people turn up and picket the meeting, tip off the Press so there is National and local coverage. Paper they can ignore, a crowd of Angry , Baying, disgruntled Toll payers they can't.

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With total agreement that the proposals are indeed a crock of s***, and full sympathy with those suffering unjustified (unjustifiable) toll hikes...

And also declaring that mine will only rise by 3%...

All the talk of petitions and protests will achive three quarters of five eights of two percent of sod all.....simply because the people making and approving this stuff are totally unaccountable to tollpayers (or pretty much anyone else either)

Until that injustice is sorted out it's all wind and p***

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