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  1. Black Horse opens Easter Saturday for 1 week. It then opens again Spring Bank holiday Saturday. Finally closes for winter on the 31st October. Hope this helps
  2. This was sent to all employees today, I thought members might be interested in another point of view. Broads Authority Press Statement The Broads Authority removed Mr James Knight from the Navigation Committee on 28 September 2018. The decision follows an internal Code of Conduct complaint about repeated comments published by Mr Knight accusing staff of deliberately misleading Members. A full investigation by an independent barrister found no evidence to support Mr Knight’s serious public accusations. The Broads Authority’s Hearings Committee carefully considered the barrister's report alongside evidence from Mr Knight and other witnesses before concluding that Mr Knight had breached the Authority's Code of Conduct. The Hearings Committee expressed the view that, although Mr Knight's actions were incompatible with his co-opted membership of the Authority's Navigation Committee, he should nevertheless be offered a final opportunity to retract his statements and apologise before recommending his removal. Mr Knight chose not to take the opportunity extended to him to draw a line under the matter leaving the Authority no alternative but to remove him. Background note for Editors Last summer Mr James Knight, a co-opted member of the Broads Authority’s Navigation Committee, publicly alleged that officers of the Authority had deliberately and wilfully misled the Planning Committee. Mr Knight’s allegations were thoroughly investigated and it was concluded that none of them had any substance. Mr Knight was asked four times to either substantiate his allegations or retract his comments. A Code of Conduct Complaint by another Member concerning the same matter was investigated by an independent barrister who concluded that there was no evidence to support Mr Knight’s assertion and that he had breached the Authority’s Code of Conduct in respect of Leadership and Equality and Respect. On 12th September 2018 a panel of three Broads Authority Members, advised by an independent person, considered the complaint, the report of the independent barrister and evidence from Mr Knight and other witnesses. The Panel concluded that Mr Knight had failed to treat others, particularly the Authority’s officers, with respect. He was given 7 days to retract his comments and apologise. When this was not forthcoming the Panel felt that, if this was not forthcoming, it would have no alternative other than to recommend to the Authority that Mr Knight be removed from the Navigation Committee. On Friday 28th September the Broads Authority Board considered the report of the Hearings Committee and the absence of a retraction and apology. The Board decided to remove Mr Knight from the Navigation Committee with immediate effect. A replacement will be appointed from the 1st April 2019 as part of the recruitment process for the Committee which is already underway. Please note: The hearings had to be taken in private because of Local Government provisions for the protection of officers and legal considerations due to the unjustified accusations of malfeasance against those officers, who were not parties to the complaint
  3. the vessel was Norada, a plank gave way, it's now back at Wroxham drying out.
  4. Potter bridge, not before time
  5. Guessing it was something to do with carbon monoxide.
  6. Dnks34, I can't be 100% sure, but every penny has to be accounted for and allocated to a budget, so it would be very easy to find out how this was funded. We have to jump through hoops to make sure what we do comes out of the correct budget for the job we are doing, right down to nuts and bolts for a countryside site maintenance. It is very important to the BA that the correct funding is used at all times. So as I said before, I would be gobsmacked if the signs came from the toll account.
  7. What ever anyone believes to be Dr Packham reasons for installing signs at rail stations, it won't be coming out of tolls income.
  8. I can't imagine for 1 minute that nav money is being spent on this,,,,,,not a chance!
  9. I believe the link from Norfolk Nog and the arrest that Wildfuzz relates are two different persons.
  10. Vanessan the yacht stations and TIC's don't open until April, but you will be able to swop old cards when they do. If you require the new cards before April, Yare house or the Rangers should be able to help you.
  11. There is a light on in the stern window
  12. The carpark is being used by Land and Water as a launching area for the work that is starting at Hoveton Great Broad.
  13. I would advise a short visit to make the vessel legal. If the vessel was registered with the BA and the owner was recorded, I would then issue a request to inspect the BSC and insurance documents. This would then be dealt with by the Tolls office.
  14. As the boat owner I am responsible for insuring my own vessel to a standard that is set down in the acts. It is not up to the BA to advise me who I should use to insure my boat to get cover I require. If I choose to insure my boat using a company that is effectively not insuring my boat it will be my loss, not only would I be in court for not having insurance,but much worst I could be fighting a very very large claim for damages. Don't waste time by worrying about what the BA require, just make sure you are covered for what might be the worst case scenario.
  15. Nothing to do with moorings, as Salhouse is a different Cator.
  16. AEJB

    Back To Coltishall

    Don't forget, you don't need to stop at Coltishall, carry on to the lock, good grass bank mooring and only a short walk into Coltishall.
  17. The river above Wroxham is being clear of weed over the next couple of weeks, plus the section above Coltishall was dredged a couple of winters ago, so it's clear all the way to Horstead mill. There is good bank side mooring near the lock and only a 10 min walk into the village.
  18. There is a defib at Horning, it is situated at the top of Mill Loke on a wall on the right as you go up. LR, most GPS have the grid reference displayed, plus if you are near a BA mooring the grid ref is displayed on the name plate of the sign.
  19. Sorry for the late reply, I've been boating I was referring to running of engines late into the night, but nuisance noise at anytime can be reported and that doesn't mean just engines. I believe there's an old byelaw that states should a person be found cooking bacon with the windows open, then that person must share said bacon with passing Rangers.
  20. Brundall Navy, if that occurs again or to anyone else ring BROADS CONTROL on 01603756056 with the place and registration number of the vessel. We can then act, at the least explain to the master that this is not going to be tolerated again.
  21. Hi all, I can confirm there is not a new byelaw covering noise and fumes etc., we have had quite a few complaints so I believe this may just be the office's way of reminding people that there is a law and it can be enforced, as for mentioning 8pm to 8am, that's just the most annoying time for people to do it, but we all know that.
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