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  1. Back on to the subject of the signs, one is being attached to the Stalham sign on the A149 approaching from the Hoveton direction today. Only the waterside part of Stalham is in the BA area. I doubt it will go down well with local residents.
  2. I would put money on the Broads supporting more jobs and busineses long before the BA came into existence! The National Park tag puts more people off the Broads than it attracts in my opinion. Wherever I go I try to promote the Broads but the minute I say its a NP people turn off. The wider public do not want to be herded around to selected beauty spots to join a crowd, they just want to be left alone to enjoy through there own discovery. The Acle project comes to mind. As for local people, we simply do not want it.
  3. Heron

    Stalham Staithe

    What is it to do with the BA? It is not a BA mooring. (Yet). It might be one day, then there will probably be costs involved moving boats on. No NorfolkNog, no sign of Pelican.
  4. Heron

    Stalham Staithe

    It looks like they have started to move back in aready
  5. We also had this scam call this week, just hang up and take no action. I did a check on the phone number and it appeared to come from USA.
  6. Much of the blame for flooding in other parts of the country has been the lack of dredging and the locals tend to know what is going on. Potter is no different, lack of dredging on the Bure, look at all the navigation posts on the lower Bure, 20 / 30 years ago they were only needed in a few places now there are far more. The river is silting up and I believe holding the water back upstream. Perhaps this is to help lower the risk of flooding in Gt Yarmouth, probably political decisions that none of us are party to!
  7. I hope the buyers have the right business plan. If the deli is a good draw, discontinueing it could have a big effect reducing other sales as customers have a habit of going elsewhere. I assume it will continue as a convenience store and post office and I wish them well, but they will have to match the current owners reputation.
  8. Heron

    Stalham Staithe

    Access to three marinas, a boat yard, several other businesses, a very active farm and private housing is via 2 way traffic on single track roads, expect delays!
  9. Have you noticed all the No Mooring signs around the Broads? One of the problems is what I can only describe as land grab where the wealthy and influential acquire assets that never really belonged to them and deprive others of their use. There are many places where there used to be wild moorings or informal moorings that are no longer available, several moorings around How Hill now carry No Mooring signs presumably placed by the BA, to prevent the ordinary boater from making use of what for many years had been good mooring places. Another example is the dyke leading to the village of Acle where I believe a staithe existed, you try mooring there now. Good luck with your efforts to open up some of these places but until there is a lot of change in our country you will have a difficult task on your hands.
  10. Has anyone got any knowledge of the Ferguson (Cello) 22 inch Battery & Solar Operated LED TV. It claims that a 2 hour charge will provide 8 to 10 hours of TV with the TV battery charging while the car / boat is under way. It seems like an ideal solution to avoid use of the boats domestic batteries especially at this time of year.
  11. Just read the comments on this thread from the last couple of months. Lets face it as a nation we are in denial. Inflation 2.1%, I wish! Brexit uncertainty. We are told Employment figures going up in leaps and bounds, who are they kidding? The National Park tag putting people off because we do not want to holiday as part of a crowd, a popular image of NPs. The High Street on the rocks, the growth of food banks, and there are plenty more reasons why people cannot afford a holiday on the Broads.
  12. UPDATE: Pelican is back this afternoon on Stalham staithe, now I know about homing pidgeons, but never a homing pelican.
  13. We recently spent 9 days going from the North to the South and back again. We only saw a ranger boat on days 8 & 9 when we returned North. One thing that does make us curious is that we often see more rangers out and about Autumn through to Spring, rather than in the high season. Just an observation. Certainly would not criticise the ranger service but would much prefer a greater presence.
  14. Looks like it is a bad year for the boatyards. As far as I can see Richardsons still have a lot of boats tied up and and a good number not hired next week. With the economy up the creek and other factors, this could have a long term affect on the hire yards.
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