Eastern Region Events
Eastern Region Heads Up - March 2021
- Written by Robert Middleton Robert Middleton
- Category: Eastern Eastern
- Published: 08 March 2021 08 March 2021
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From the "Admiral"
I have decided to retire from my position as Regional Coordinator and as Club Vice-Chairman with effect from the AGM in October 2021. After three years in office, I feel it is time for a younger generation to run the affairs of the Region. My team and I are all in our mid-80s and we all agree that it is time for a change.
The question of the Vice Chairmanship is a matter for the main committee of the Broom Owners Club but the position of Regional Coordinator should be filled by a member of the region. If anybody is interested in taking up this role, please let me know. In order to ensure a smooth changeover, it would be preferable for the appointment of my successor to be sooner rather than later so that they may be included in the planning for 2022.
I should like to thank you all for the opportunity to serve you as your Regional Coordinator; Mary and I have enjoyed the experience immensely and we have had the opportunity to meet a large number of very interesting people and to forge new friendships.
Best Wishes to You All
The Good News!
The government's roadmap for unlocking the nation has pencilled in the date of 12 April 2021 as the date when overnight stays in self catering accommodation is permissible. This means that staying overnight on your boat will be possible from that date, subject, of course, to the government confirming this date in light of the then-existing situation with the Covid pandemic. We are still awaiting the update from the Broads Authority, who have not issued any further guidance; the guidelines currently on the Authority website is in respect of the national lockdown announced on the 6 January 2021 which currently remain in force.
Last Saturday Monthly Coffee Mornings.
The next Zoom Coffee morning will be at 10:30 on 27 March 2021.
Following the January coffee morning, a number of members wrote to the Broads Authority on the question of refund of tolls bearing in mind that members with boats on the Broads have been paying tolls to the Broads Authority but yet have been unable to use their boats for 8 out of the 12-month toll period. We understand that these members have all received a reply in much the same vein pointing out the problems the Authority face and effectively ignoring the issue. Some members feel, however, that there is something inherently unreasonable about a situation where you pay for 12 months service and yet only receive 4. Against this, we do enjoy a very well maintained cruising facility on the Norfolk Broads and the Broads Authority has also been struggling over the past 12 months to maintain standards on the Broads while at the same time facing a reduction in income.
In line with the government's roadmap to unlocking Britain the organisers of the Norfolk Boat Jumble are pleased to announce that this event will go ahead on the 6 June 2021 at Norfolk Showground.
Dates for your Diary----Proposed 2021 Program
Shakedown Cruise 30 Apr to 4 May 2021
Whitby 4 July to 30 July 2021
Walton Backwaters/Thames 5 to 28 August 2021 Estuary
Beccles 28-31 August 2021
Southwold Dash 19 to 20 September
Laying Up Lunch 31 October 2021
Icicle Cruise 3 to 9 December 2021
Christmas Dinner 5 December 2021
As ever, we have to add the caveat that the above events are dependent upon Covid regulations at the time.