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Richard
Nov-25-2018 @ 6:41 PM                           Permalink
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2.6% !!!!!!!

John are you having a laugh, or just taking the p*ss?

Please don't tell me that the rise has been approved by the Nav Com as the Nav Com is run by the hire craft companies.

Maybe I should beg to become a member of the committee, but what would I personally have to gain?

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It’s in line with inflation.
No rise would be a cut in real terms.

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Inflation plus the cost of installing charging posts at Acle. Just curious as to how many boats actually use the the charging posts?

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Quite a lot of boats use the electric posts not for charging electric boats, in the short night season they mean that you don't have to worry about the batteries.

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Nov-26-2018 @ 10:58 AM                           Permalink
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Morning Richard,

Yes the 2.6% increase was the unanimous recommendation of the Navigation Committee before also being unanimously approved by the full Broads Authority. Of the 13 members of the Committee only 4 are from hire boat companies, more private that hire boat owners, and of the 20 current members of the Broads Authority only one is from a hire boat company.

To maintain its services at the current level the Authority had estimated that a 3% increase in charges would be necessary in 2019/20. However above predicted income from the hire industry has meant that a lower level of increase is required.

The members were very mindful of the impact of an increase and have committed to trying to keep increases in line with inflation.

It is worth bearing in mind that the Authority receives no grant aid towards the maintenance of navigation unlike all the other major UK inland navigation authorities. Elsewhere, such as in the Fens, charges are rising much faster than inflation (+7.5% in 2019/20 and +7.5% in 2020/21).

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Nov-26-2018 @ 11:39 AM                           Permalink
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And how many locks does the Broads Authority have to maintain, compared to, for example, The Canal and River Trust?

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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Nov-26-2018 @ 11:43 AM                           Permalink
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A question the answer to which I do not know
Do canals need dredging like rivers?

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Chalk being compared to cheese, yet again. Is there one inland water authority that has the same general duties as the Broads Authority? The CaRT owns the majority of the waterway for which it is responsible. How much of the Broads does the BA actually own? One could go on, but this is a very tired argument.

Edited to add: Dodger65, the short answer to your question is ‘yes’.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)


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Nov-26-2018 @ 1:15 PM                           Permalink
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Regarding tolls I suppose in theory the % rise is just about acceptable but I do wonder why the Authority is so keen to install these charging posts, surely this is one for private enterprise.

J.P. Should you read this then I would appreciate knowing what percentage of our toll is spent on navigation and what is spent on overheads. I hear suggestions and rumours of about a 50/50 split although I don't know this for a fact. If it is a fact then rather than keep hitting the toll payer where it hurts why not cut those overheads?

Jolly Rodger

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I was not making a comparison
I was asking a question to which I said I did not have the answer
I was trying to widen my knowledge of waterways
Having never travelled the canals I was curious tas all

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