THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOAT OWNERS

Thursday, April 26, 2018

EA and others

EA publishes summary of consultation responses to proposed Navigation charges 2018/19

We’d firstly like to thank those who responded to our recent consultation on our proposed charge increase for 2018/19. We had a reasonable number of responses from a good cross section of representatives from the four stakeholder groups.

Many of you gave very detailed and considered responses which we very much value.  We have now reviewed them thoroughly and taken them into account when making our decision on the charges for 2018/19.

EA’s National Navigation Users Forum (NNUF) meeting: 26th July 2017.

Mike Rodd represented NABO at this biannual meeting which was, as usual, well attended by most of the boating organisations which cover the EA navigations. As usual, the preparatory work was exemplary and the meeting was very well chaired by EA Board member Peter Ainsworth, with his focus of making sure all delegates have every opportunity to express their views.

RTA Annual Report issued

The River Thames Alliance has recently issued their second annual report. This is important reading for all Thames users.

You can find it here

 

‘Disastrous’ EA Report

Another ‘Disastrous’ EA Report

Louis Jankel reports on the ongoing saga of Thames lock-keepers

Since 2008, the Environment Agency has been toying with the concept of replacing River Thames residential lock- and weir-keepers with ‘runners’. The justification is that the EA thinks it can save lots of money by letting out the cottages. After much to-ing and fro-ing, with almost unanimous objection from users, a study group was instituted to justify the policy, using the four (out of 45) lock cottages already having non-waterway tenants. After two years, the EA report was published with ridiculous figures. Sadly, the remaining two of the original four users, who were participants on the study group, inexplicitly agreed with the report and its content.