View Poll Results: As a boater, are you satisfied with management of non tidal Thames

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    6 15.79%
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    32 84.21%
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  1. #41
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
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    Buckinghamshire
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thanes?

    Lock keepers friendly and helpful in the main. Locks being on self serve during busy periods is ridiculous. Some lock keepers work really hard to squeeze the last boat in and some don't seem to bother. Without wishing to cause offence I find the number of questionable live aboard type boats taking good mooring spots annoying and there doesn't seem to be any obvious regulation of this.

    Also I hardly ever see any officials on patrol (actually once in two years) which seems a shame.

    We see too many instances of speeding and excess wash. This has ranged between being extremely selfish to dangerous. It feels like a free for all at times.

    We are enjoying the river again but would very much like to see more staff out and about.

    Just my thoughts...
    Last edited by Nick(2); 20-09-19 at 15:29.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Medway
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    19,887

    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thanes?

    Presume that the amount of taxpayers cash being spent on the Thames/Medway has already been decided for the next few years and not likely to change in the near future.
    Assuming that DEFRA holds the purse strings and doles out the funds to EA, what practical suggestions does the forum have for persuading DEFRA to simply provide more money to EA for waterways.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Just a few cables from Boulters Lock
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thanes?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    Presume that the amount of taxpayers cash being spent on the Thames/Medway has already been decided for the next few years and not likely to change in the near future.
    Assuming that DEFRA holds the purse strings and doles out the funds to EA, what practical suggestions does the forum have for persuading DEFRA to simply provide more money to EA for waterways.
    As it is clear that significant public purse funding will NOT be the the way forward you are asking the wrong question.

  4. #44
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    Nov 2001
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    Medway
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thanes?

    Quote Originally Posted by boatone View Post
    As it is clear that significant public purse funding will NOT be the the way forward you are asking the wrong question.
    Without going over old ground, how exactly can you enable more money to be gathered from any source not required to contribute at the present time , given that the EA is not allowed by the current rules ? to raise funds by anything other than registration fees.
    It must surely involve changing the rules, presume only DEFRA can do this arbitarily or must even they get legislation through the house to do so.
    Is arguing about just how well/badly the Thames is run, really akin to rearranging the deck chairs and lobbying really needs to be directed by all Thames boaters at DEFRA and HMG for fundamental change. ?
    The first glimpse of hope might be the appearance of money for managing the countryside for public good.
    Last edited by oldgit; Yesterday at 10:59.

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