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  1. Posts Missing

    Lazurus its showing as 5 posts here and the avatar is there?... Charlie
  2. Meeting Faceless Forum Members

    No not branded Tim Tattooed, you must have been peeking Charlie
  3. Meeting Faceless Forum Members

    You should have shouted Siddy Charlie
  4. Meeting Faceless Forum Members

    The ones we used to do the East Anglia area on the Match Fishing ones, spread around cant remember us using same town twice. we did Southend, Walton, Norwich, Fexistowe, Lowestoft, Colchester, Chelmsford and Ipswitch over a 4 or 5 year period. Most were booked in Tobys so all eat together, then chatting afterwards in the bar area. Charlie
  5. Shoes

    I thought the uniform of females was 6" stilettos ? either boots or shoes Grace. Mind not so sure about for boating, maybe loose an inch ot two off the heels lol... Well grace it takes some one with a shoe fetish to spot another Charlie
  6. Meeting Faceless Forum Members

    We used to have regional munches when i was into Sea Match fishing, they were well attended in the quiet times of no matches. Munch = some thing to eat n drink and a good old natter in friendly surroundings just like this forum is.. Charlie
  7. Big Changes Ahead

    Until its battery goes flat as well! Charlie
  8. Big Changes Ahead

    Mind you paper charts and electronic charts neither show withies lol Charlie
  9. Big Changes Ahead

    Ah the Stour used to know every bouy, bank, withie and hole in that river from Bathside bay to Maningtree all via paper admiralty charts Charlie
  10. Rip For A Wonderful Lady

    So sorry to hear your sad news John, we will certainly be raising a glass to her this evening. We are here if you need any thing. Charlie
  11. Broads Authority Posts

    Tim I separated the topic back to its own thread as some wanted so here is the original thread the other one aboyut Archant. Hope that makes sense Charlie
  12. Arnchant

    I just cut n pasted it over Pops Charlie
  13. Armchair Boatbuilding!

    And there was me thinking that the thing being talked about here was of an adult nature... Charlie
  14. Broads Authority Posts

    Cut and pasted into the new thread Arnchant Please use the new thread rather than this on on this latest newspaper articles Charlie
  15. Arnchant

    KingfishersTime Full Member Full Members 219 155 posts Report post (IP: 86.151.240.236) Posted August 16 I guess compliant with the terms of the injunction and any BA enforcement action!! Quote Edit Options KingfishersTime Full Member Full Members 219 155 posts Report post (IP: 86.153.200.72) Posted yesterday at 08:25 This should make someone's day http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/broads-authority-investigation-into-complaints-1-5191875 Quote Edit Options Katie Full Member Members 107 54 posts Report post (IP: 86.178.233.160) Posted yesterday at 08:31 Interesting to see if this results in any changes-- likely? Quote Edit Options riyadhcrew Moderator Moderators 3,263 1,995 posts Location: Bali, Indonesia Report post (IP: 182.253.63.76) Posted yesterday at 08:32 That's worth a read. Just keep plenty of toilet paper handy. lol. 1 You reacted to this × Quote Edit Options Boaters Full Member Full Members 249 876 posts Location: North Norfolk Report post (IP: 88.111.121.218) Posted yesterday at 08:32 In this article it includes an EDP poll ( following the advert ) as to should they be elected ,currently showing 90% voting YES for election ,makes .Interesting reading ! http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/broads-authority-investigation-into-complaints-1-5191875 1 Poppy reacted to this Quote Edit Options Bound2Please Full Member Moderators 3,747 2,378 posts Location: Clacton on Sea Report post (IP: 85.255.232.73) Posted yesterday at 08:34 Interesting read that Charlie Quote Edit Options Poppy Full Member Full Members 6,833 3,177 posts Location: Nr Norwich Report post (IP: 2.127.41.12) Posted yesterday at 09:27 I dare say the usual suspects will be along soon in their support. However the fact is that the BA exists on PUBLIC money, and acts in an undeniably undemocratic fashion ! 3 JennyMorgan, Polly and Timbo reacted to this Quote Edit Options MauriceMynah Full Member Full Members 6,198 3,990 posts Location: Sawbridgeworth Report post (IP: 2.30.65.221) Posted yesterday at 09:31 Why do I not trust an article that, on the face of it, is saying what I want to hear? I don't know, but trust it I don't. Has Archant fallen out with Dr Packman?, or is this the opening gambit of some new chess game they're playing. The "investigation" lasted a whole two days, which is a massive amount of time for any journalist from that paper, at least fourty seven and a bit hours longer than any other article I've read there. But seriously, am I the only one here who is thinking "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts"? Edited to say... Poppy, I dare say you're right. :) Now edited to change the above eddited to edited. 1 Timbo reacted to this Quote Edit Options w-album Full Member Full Members 831 643 posts Report post (IP: 217.44.117.237) Posted yesterday at 09:35 It also concerned me that the investigation only took two days, it should have taken weeks if not months 1 addicted reacted to this Quote Edit Options NorfolkNog Full Member Full Members 3,933 3,239 posts Location: Darkest Yorkshire Report post (IP: 178.78.95.137) Posted yesterday at 09:38 Interesting read indeed. Wonder why the Waveney MP seems at odds with the others? MP' s are possibly best placed to force change. Quote Edit Options Timbo Full Member Events and Promo Team 6,053 2,312 posts Location: Lincolnshire Report post (IP: 109.155.67.116) Posted yesterday at 11:59 Is it 'great minds' or 'fools seldom'? Which ever, I agree totally with MM on this one. Alarm bells started ringing as soon as I read the article. Just like MM my very first reaction was 'who at Archant has fallen out with whom at the BA?'. I also chuckled at their in depth two-day investigation. Any journalist worth their salt would have been compiling snippets of information regarding BA shenanigans for years. A couple of days ago I noticed something on Twitter. I don't have many 'followers' on TwitFace so it peeked my interest when I received a new one in the form of a Freelance Journalist for the EDP. May be coincidental but I did go all 'Poirot' and noticed several sign ups across quite a few social media platforms of several Broads based EDP journos. Reading the comments under the article I was left thinking how many misguided posts were suddenly trying to push the NP angle. Yeah, yeah I know I'm anti-National Park for the Broads, but then I've worked with and on behalf of real ones around the world for some thirty years, so I tend to have a better idea of both their advantages, shortcomings and suitability for purpose in context. Hmm waiting for the other shoe to drop I think! And in true Goon Show fashion, I think there might be three thumps! 3 Poppy, Polly and riyadhcrew reacted to this Quote Edit Options JennyMorgan The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT! Full Members 11,014 8,368 posts Location: Oulton Broad Report post (IP: 88.104.236.167) Posted yesterday at 12:45 Annoyingly I had posted this as a stand alone thread, grrrrrrr. It is relevant and it is important as any outcome could affect us all whatever our allegiance or interest. Someone fell out with the BA? Probably not, Archant has employed a new reporter, from South Africa apparently, who's investigative style of reporting is very much his trade mark so to speak. Long overdue at Archant in my sincere opinion. Annoyingly Peter Aldous MP claims that he has never had a constituent make a complaint to him about the Authority. Mr Aldous is my local MP & I know damn well that he's had complaints, from me! 5 ChrisB, addicted, Jonzo and 2 others reacted to this Quote Edit Options Poppy Full Member Full Members 6,833 3,177 posts Location: Nr Norwich Report post (IP: 2.127.41.12) Posted yesterday at 12:57 One only has to look at his allegiance and realise that his lips must have been moving when he spoke to the EDP..... Edit - My MP, (Richard Bacon) hasn't been quoted. Wonder why...... Quote Edit Options JennyMorgan The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT! Full Members 11,014 8,368 posts Location: Oulton Broad Report post (IP: 88.104.236.167) Posted 23 hours ago I now know for a fact that Mr Aldous has had complaints from several people, even members of the Authority (now there's a clue!). The usual suspects will, I don't doubt, try and play this one down but the harsh reality is that this article from Archant is long overdue, especially after revelations regarding controls being exercised in regard to County Council representation on BA committees. 2 Poppy and NorfolkNog reacted to this Quote Edit Options dnks34 Full Member Full Members 778 937 posts Report post (IP: 109.152.203.183) Posted 19 hours ago Surely this subject warrants a thread all of its own and not lumped in with a thread that started about electricity! 2 1 JennyMorgan, Polly and Poppy reacted to this Quote Edit Options Boaters Full Member Full Members 249 876 posts Location: North Norfolk Report post (IP: 88.111.121.218) Posted 19 hours ago dnks34 thats why I posted this under a " new topic " heading this morning as I felt it was important as it raised issues that I think many people were unaware of and would be interested in ,together with the ongoing poll showing the large number of people who are obviously against the present system .it will obviously not be read by that many being on page twelve of the existing thread covering other issues. 2 dnks34 and Poppy reacted to this Quote Edit Options Polly Full Member Events and Promo Team 1,983 2,392 posts Report post (IP: 82.8.254.81) Posted 18 hours ago Yes your post got me here. I had stopped reading this thread. My thought? We did an 'in depth investigation' so now let the little people feel say their piece and move on...'nothing to see here' Quote Edit Options JennyMorgan The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT! Full Members 11,014 8,368 posts Location: Oulton Broad Report post (IP: 88.104.236.167) Posted 17 hours ago So that's two of us who posted this one as a 'new topic'. I don't often question the moderation on this forum but since this is obviously an important issue and any outcome is likely to impact on us all then, in my honest opinion, this topic deserved to be a stand alone one. 2 Poppy and dnks34 reacted to this Quote Edit Options JennyMorgan The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT! Full Members 11,014 8,368 posts Location: Oulton Broad Report post (IP: 88.104.236.167) Posted 14 hours ago For those of you who haven't yet mastered the voting facility on the EDP web page at this very moment in time over 90% of 770 readers have voted in favour of elections at the Broads Authority. I don't know how voting will be achieved but it does appear that a lot of people are less than enchanted with the Authority as is. 3 Ricardo, Poppy and NorfolkNog reacted to this Quote Edit Options NorfolkNog Full Member Full Members 3,933 3,239 posts Location: Darkest Yorkshire Report post (IP: 178.78.95.137) Posted 13 hours ago Yep, done it. 793 now. This is the link to the page JM is referring to. The poll is about two thirds down. You don't need to register or log in, its very simple. Hope Mr Aldous reads it! http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/broads-authority-investigation-into-complaints-1-5191875 1 JennyMorgan reacted to this Quote Edit Options batrabill Full Member Full Members 62 59 posts Report post (IP: 86.155.47.29) Posted 13 hours ago The outcry may be people shouting "shut up about your personal obsession with the Broads Authority" Quote Edit Options Timbo Full Member Events and Promo Team 6,053 2,312 posts Location: Lincolnshire Report post (IP: 109.155.67.116) Posted 12 hours ago Please let's try and keep the thread friendly so that we can keep the discussion open? I know it's an emotive subject and one that concerns a lot of us personally, professionally and financially but I would like the opportunity to listen to reasoned argument, from all sides of the debate. 6 1 You, Polly, stumpy and 4 others reacted to this × Quote Edit Options Ricardo Full Member Full Members 316 261 posts Report post (IP: 85.255.233.228) Posted 12 hours ago Agreed , I really can't see that anyone who has any dealings with BA be they a supporter of BA or not can seriously think there isn't something very wrong at the moment , how deep it goes is anyone's guess but it does need sorting out one way or another . 2 1 You, Polly and Poppy reacted to this × Quote Edit Options marshman Full Member Full Members 895 861 posts Report post (IP: 92.3.77.64) Posted 4 hours ago Whats the point of even referring to a poll in the EDP when it is not at all representative as the majority of people voting will either have an axe to grind or agree that the BA should elected - the vast majority, like me, just will not bother! If you think its bad now, just wait until it has direct elections and you see what happens then! I guarantee it will be worse - sadly!!! And oh by the way, there are many , many people who DO NOT have issues with the BA - Ricardo that statement of yours is just so untrue! I deal with them on a regular basis and have a few niggles now and again but no major issues! Quote Edit Options MauriceMynah Full Member Full Members 6,198 3,990 posts Location: Sawbridgeworth Report post (IP: 2.31.223.223) Posted 4 hours ago Ooo, it looks like there's a "part two" in the EDP. As with part one, I cannot stop the cynic in me wondering what's going on. Not with the BA but with Archant. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/broads-authority-row-over-tent-at-waveney-river-centre-1-5193537 Quote Edit Options Poppy Full Member Full Members 6,833 3,177 posts Location: Nr Norwich Report post (IP: 2.127.41.12) Posted 4 hours ago It now appears that 'two days' refers to the time over which the story was to be published. Here is 'chapter two'. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/broads-authority-row-over-tent-at-waveney-river-centre-1-5193537 Quote Edit Options Poppy Full Member Full Members 6,833 3,177 posts Location: Nr Norwich Report post (IP: 2.127.41.12) Posted 4 hours ago Fully agree JM ! I can't begin to understand what was in the mind of the mod who chose this course. Quote Edit Options MauriceMynah Full Member Full Members 6,198 3,990 posts Location: Sawbridgeworth Report post (IP: 2.31.223.223) Posted 4 hours ago Oh I can understand it, I'm just not sure I agree with it. On the other hand, it's a bit "early days". I would suggest letting it run here and see how it goes before trying to get another thread established and approved. It also gives us time to think of a title for the new thread. How about "Archant to divorce BA on grounds of mental cruelty" or "BA to divorce Archant on grounds of desertion" 1 2 DaveB, Polly and Timbo reacted to this Quote Edit Options Ricardo Full Member Full Members 316 261 posts Report post (IP: 85.255.233.228) Posted 2 hours ago Marshman it could be untrue in your eyes but in many others it's not , just because things are all Rosie for one person doesn't mean that they are for everyone , hence the fact there is a problem at yare house that needs sorting out . Quote Edit Options ranworthbreeze Moderator Moderators 5,306 6,980 posts Location: Sheffield Report post (IP: 81.140.75.244) Posted 2 hours ago Debate is good, but lets keep it friendly. 2 2 You, Timbo, Gracie and 1 other reacted to this × Quote Edit Options MauriceMynah Full Member Full Members 6,198 3,990 posts Location: Sawbridgeworth Report post (IP: 2.28.78.251) Posted 2 hours ago It was ever thus. There is a problem so something has to change. No problem there, but what is it that has to change? I am reminded of that old adage "Be careful what you wish for" Should the CEO of the BA be voted in? If so by whom? and how often?. If the CEO of the BA should not be voted in but some others should be, then in addition to the above questions add Which ones? It is inevitable that the CEO of the BA will be unpopular with some people for some reasons but electing someone to the post is not the answer. Ensuring accountability is certainly one way forwards. Financial auditing and comparing that audit with the CEO's job description and the quango's role is another. To do this means taking on Whitehall, and if you want to do that, watch Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister first. Dated but frightening none the less. 2 1 You, Timbo and JennyMorgan reacted to this × Quote Edit Options JennyMorgan The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT! Full Members 11,014 8,368 posts Location: Oulton Broad Report post (IP: 88.104.236.167) Posted 1 hour ago The poll is perfectly valid as everyone has a right to vote, irrespective of their feelings for the Authority, or at least for the way it appoints its committee members. Quote Edit Options JennyMorgan The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT! Full Members 11,014 8,368 posts Location: Oulton Broad Report post (IP: 88.104.236.167) Posted 1 hour ago We really don't have any option but to let it run! John and Poppy, I agree with both of you but not entirely hence no 'like'. Quote Edit Options JennyMorgan The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT! Full Members 11,014 8,368 posts Location: Oulton Broad Report post (IP: 88.104.236.167) Posted 1 hour ago Not so sure that it's an issue of popularity, rather it's one of trust. In my eyes Dr Packman has accrued an excess of control and needs emasculation. Committee members have to be chosen by those that they represent rather than by the Authority or its CEO. This is a basic and right requirement, just how it could be achieved is the problem though! Quote Edit Options JennyMorgan The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT! Full Members 11,014 8,368 posts Location: Oulton Broad Report post (IP: 88.104.236.167) Posted 1 hour ago And there is more! http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/broads-authority-row-over-tent-at-waveney-river-centre-1-5193537 Quote Edit Options MauriceMynah Full Member Full Members 6,198 3,990 posts Location: Sawbridgeworth Report post (IP: 2.28.78.251) Posted 1 hour ago Peter, That link went up 10 posts back...twice... Mine and then Poppy's (who's linky worked unlike mine) 2 You and Hockham Admiral reacted to this × Quote Edit Options JennyMorgan The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT! Full Members 11,014 8,368 posts Location: Oulton Broad Report post (IP: 88.104.236.167) Posted 1 hour ago John, it works for me. Here it is again: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/broads-authority-row-over-tent-at-waveney-river-centre-1-5193537 1 Hockham Admiral reacted to this Quote Edit Options JennyMorgan The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT! Full Members 11,014 8,368 posts Location: Oulton Broad Report post (IP: 88.104.236.167) Posted 1 hour ago All I can say is that it works for me, three times now: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/broads-authority-row-over-tent-at-waveney-river-centre-1-5193537 1 1 DaveB and Hockham Admiral reacted to this Quote Edit Options
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