Now, it is not my intention to insult anyone in particular nor am I having an iconoclastic jab at any organisations but some of these quotes from the bureaucrats are just......shall I say, RUBBISH!
Here we go:
The Norfolk Broads is not a landscape, it is tidal inland waterways featuring rivers and man made lakes (Broads) which were quite possibly dug on pubic land at some point in the past therefore questioning how so many of them are claimed as being private.
the Broads is one of 10 English landscapes recognised for their exceptional beauty and conservation requirements.
The Norfolk Broads does not need to evolve and it does not need to develop in any shape or form, however, more riverside boating facilities would be in line with other inland boating areas within Europe.
And Haydn Thirtle, vice-chairman of the Broads Authority, said the evaluation has the potential to help one of the jewels in Norfolk and Suffolk’s crown to evolve in an entirely positive direction.
Although, I suspect they be referring to more over-sized hire boats fleets, and also more riverside holiday chalets.
Why take the rubbish bins away then?
“Of course, we appreciate there is a lot of pressure on national parks and we don’t want the Broads to be spoiled
Farming on the South Broads has turned the River Waveney into one of the most toxic rivers in England.
“Conservation, farming, navigation - they are all paramount
we need the work of people who live on the parks to keep them going.....something tells me that is not a reference to liveaboards, as I know of not one single liveaboard who has been approached by any authority with regards to the protection, conservation and navigation of the Norfolk Broads.
However another Broads Authority member, Lana Hempsall, has urged caution in his approach.
“Without a doubt, we need to strengthen the relationship we have with people who live on our national parks,” said Mrs Hempsall.
“That is an issue across the country and
Well, we all saw how that worked out in Jenners Basin, Thorpe St.Andrew.
“The important question is whether those overseeing the review are going to be pragmatic. If so, we might be able to find solutions.”
WEll, read the article and make up your own minds.
However, I would add that to:
Conserve the Norfolk Broads, return the rubbish bins immediately, reduce the size of so many over-sized hire boats and over-sized hire boat fleets, in turn giving the historic smaller boat yards of the Broads a fighting chance in the hire boat game.
Disallow the use of any poisonous chemicals in any farming areas surrounding the waterways of the Broads. That is not rocket science it is common sense.
To maintain Navigation ability on the waterways, return the rubbish bins so all the rubbish is not going in the water and blocking up the navigational areas. In addition, dredge more of the rivers. Look at Dilham for example, that area has been dodgy to navigate
These issues relating to the tidal waterways of the Norfolk Broads and rivers which you have a right to navigate are not going to be solved by people sitting in offices. These bureaucrats who most likely have a small skippered boat trip out on waterways once or twice a year have no concept of how to conserve the Broads.
It is not an invalidation or unfair criticism.
It is an observation.