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  1. batrabill

    Recent Poll Of National Parks

    Why poor showing? The comparison is meaningless. On that basis the whole of the UK is crap because so many people go to London. This is illogical, or actually it’s just nonsense. Show me change in tourism numbers, up or down and you’ll have my attention.
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    Recent Poll Of National Parks

    http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/visit-norfolk-tourism-industry-2017-record-breaking-1-5700487 Since we have had a record breakingly hot summer and Thomas Cook said it had seen a drop in numbers going abroad I would be quite surprised if NORFOLK and Suffolk hasn’t seen good numbers and I’d also be amazed if, come Christmas local holiday businesses weren’t seeing high bookings. Unless I got my information from the NBN where I will find out its all doom and gloom.
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    Recent Poll Of National Parks

    TOURISM IN NORFOLK Tourism is the largest sector industry in the county, supporting 65,398 jobs (18.4% of all employment) and contributing £3.245 billion to the local economy. Research estimates that in 2017 there were 3,266,000 staying trips to Norfolk, staying a total of 13,492,000 nights. The total number of day visitors was estimated at 43,443,000. From Visit Norfolk.
  4. batrabill

    Recent Poll Of National Parks

    I’m confused. I assumed from the outset that it wasn’t a poll, that is, a survey of opinions, but a measure of visitor numbers? So how can these numbers reveal anything at all? The only meaningful comparison is change in visitor numbers. A single figure has no meaning at all. Btw would you link to the “poll”?
  5. batrabill

    Recent Poll Of National Parks

    So about 100 million words discussing the meaning of the word ‘status’? Or is it the meaning of the word ‘is’?
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    Recent Poll Of National Parks

    I’m enjoying the “It doesn’t exist” argument. Tying yourself in knots. I suspect the ASA go to the National Parks website and see the Broads listed as a National Park. If you’re ever going to convince the world st large that it’s not a National Park you really have start with the NP authority. Only then will your argument get traction.
  7. batrabill

    Recent Poll Of National Parks

    Surely there is a very clear boundary? The line would be drawn around areas where planning issues are the responsibility of the BA. In my street the North side is North Norfolk and the South side is BA. The outline will inevitably be extremely complex and not lend itself to a map for general use.
  8. batrabill

    Recent Poll Of National Parks

    The Broads is very popular, all the figures I can find indicate a general growth in visitor numbers. But carry on trying to prove there’s a big problem if that fits your agenda.
  9. batrabill

    Recent Poll Of National Parks

    Funny you say those are views you associate with a National Park because the National Park website front page has as its second picture from the top.....
  10. batrabill

    Recent Poll Of National Parks

    Like you Mr Smelly I find it extraordinary that this "thing" with the BA leads people to talk down The Broads. Very odd, since the whole point is, The Broads are lovely and worth fighting for. Hang on, I see now, you ARE right. Its a nightmare, a dump, I'm looking out the window and I can see starving people run aground through not being able to find a mooring and literally choking to death on the idea that it is/isnt might/might not be a National Park. Others are being air ambulanced out after seeing pictures of the Acle Visitor Centre and having a fit of the vapours so bad they literally lost their minds. Run! Run for your lives! Go home and leave it to me.
  11. batrabill

    Another One Bites The Dust

    So the situation is that “most” of the others support you but do nothing? That is worrying. Surely there is a point of principle here? Makes your fellow members sound a bit..... spineless?
  12. batrabill

    Another One Bites The Dust

    I’m working in Bristol so a bit busy but always glad to help. I’m broadly on Mr Knights side. My questions: where are the other members of the Navigation Committee? If he’s right then I’d expect some to back him up? Perhaps the indominitable Lana Hempsell? and, Mr Knight, didn’t you write the Broads National Pike until quite recently? Perhaps that has had some effect on how you are perceived?
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    Special Addition Of Broad Sheet

    Genuinely, point me at an example of “over the top praise” It must exist, go on.
  14. batrabill

    Special Addition Of Broad Sheet

    Yes, it’s not like I’ve ever presented a counter argument is it?
  15. batrabill

    Special Addition Of Broad Sheet

    A while ago the voices on here that spin against the BA were so dominant that it appeared everybody agreed with them. Recently, in my view, a balance has been restored. The price everyone pays is that when threads get filled with anti-BA bile several people are in the habit of trying to balance the bile. Sorry
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