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  1. Nobody yet has mentioned this which was presented to the BA navigation Ctte on the 3rd Sept 2020 It is self explanatory. https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/342087/Hire-boat-code-draft-version.pdf
  2. There will no doubt be a "Live" update here at 10am (or soon after) https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/about-us/committees/broads-authority/broads-authority-25-september-2020
  3. For those interested the planning authority is the Broads Authority rather than the District Council & they still provide free advice.
  4. I have been in the vicinity of a Day Boat Hire Yard for several days recently & clip boards & signatures were very much in evidence! I cannot of course vouch for if this is something new, improved or has always happened, but in evidence none the less.
  5. Reedham Quay this morning (on the right side of the river today! Counted 38
  6. Always been puzzled why the A47 Acle New Rd Bridge in Yarmouth was built so low no real need to copy the height of the Metal ex railway bridge which could conceivably be jacked up & new foot approaches built. I doubt there was any public consultation at the time? Wayford looks like a cheap job & missed opportunity Ludham a little constrained by entrances to one side but a few more inches should have been possible Beccles Old another that could gain a few inches by jacking up?.
  7. Only had a midweek pump out once & that was because we had "new to boating" family on board & suspected they had overdone the hand pump as they did not realise river water was cloudy & had bits in! I always went for the top up when available route then the next day or even two could be missed (I started hiring when there were twice as many hire craft on the river than there are now so taps were at a premium & like now with electric posts there were always those who overstayed by the tap like near the electric point which they then don't use. Though to be fair with a uncont
  8. Double mooring not allowed at Reedham this year due to Covid restrictions & has hardly been necessary anyway. Space most afternoons & certainly quieter since Saturday Despite Vagabond mooring there Cantley is another option - The BA 24 hour moorings at Berney Arms are still available
  9. Email to say back open at 15.43
  10. 40 Mallard resting on the bridge mooring pontoon opposite the Lord Nelson Reedham this morning with a few gulls. Are there less non- breeding Swans hanging round Wroxham Bridge this year - I wonder if the lack of visitors feeding them in early summer sent them to their "proper" feeding grounds?
  11. If they have any sense they will be hiding from those who shoot them - the season started on 1st Sept Saturday at around dawn seems the most popular time. Incidentally I have noticed that a few late broods were more successful & they are only just starting to moult into adult plumage.. One bird that has diminished on the Broads in the past few years is the cormorant - maybe with improved fish stocks at sea they have returned its usual haunts
  12. Where boat waste facilities are not coping there needs to be some serious thought before next summer into how the overflowing bins (or lack of any proper provision at all at some locations). The strong winds of recent weeks is likely to have caused some pollution - I can imagine bags being blown off the back of boats overnight. Visitors here for the first time must be perplexed by the different methods of disposal between boatyards and various mooring locations as you travel from one council district to the next. As far as the finances are concerned all will be revealed on Thursd
  13. No doubt this will come out on Thursday at the Navigation Ctte - We can all watch & listen! https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/about-us/committees/navigation-committee/navigation-committee-3-september-2020
  14. There are a whole lot of things the BBC annoy me about as well as bias reporting on the news with opinion added at every other sentence. Why have so much news & discussion on BBC1 & 2 when they have the News & Parliament Channels Why do BBC1 & 2 have to have their programming changed to allow sport when they could have a sport channel on BBC3 Why do so many channels call news programmes a "Show" Show to me means fiction or entertainment? Have the BBC & others not realised that since digital with the exception of one or two areas on relay transmitters (
  15. I only read this thread this morning this is from Hoseasons . Prices include VAT (where applicable) at the rates applicable at the time of printing and are subject to change if the rates or application of the tax changes. In the event of a change in the rate of VAT during the course of the year, your booking will on behalf of the boat operator or service provider be invoiced at the new amount of VAT unless you have already taken your holiday or paid the balance in full prior to the date of the change. Perfectly clear - Is the reduction not to encourage people to use services rat
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