I have just learned that as of today a total of just over 200 responses to this consultation have been received by the EA from all three EA waterways - Thames, Medway and Anglian. Many of those will likely not be from boaters but from others with an interest.

Please, please make sure you take this opportunity to make your views known. There are some simple single or multiple choice questions but there are also opportunities for you to express your concerns regarding the way the waterways are being managed and funded.

Example - I have repeatedly stated that it is iniquitous for the EA to continue to demand increased registration fees, in return for a diminishing service, when they repeatedly fail to collect monies due from the many unregistered craft using the waterways. DO YOU AGREE ? Then respond to the consultation and say so !

Come on folks, get behind your user reps and let the EA know that the boaters are saying enough is enough.