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batrabill
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Hunter’s Yard posted this on Facebook so I assume it’s new. If not it’s new to me and may be of interest to sailors.

http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/looking-after/managing-land-and-water/riverside-tree-and-scrub-management

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Scrub clearance has been going on for many years, a large among of it achieved by the volunteers of the Broads Society working as the Broadsword team.  A shame that wasn't mentioned by the Authority.

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Broadsword were never the only people and neither did they do it on their own - even now it still comes under the auspices of the BA and I would guess that it is the BA who apply for all the permissions required.

What perhaps new is the explanation of the necessary permissions required these days by a load of seat warmers who need to preserve their jobs and pensions just to cut down what are self sown weeds!!!!

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Hear Hear , well said Marshy.

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This may be the case Marshman but the work done by volunteers other than the BA should not go unrecognised. I agree wholeheartedly that the recent inclusion of Natural England, The Forestry Commission and the Environmental agency does not make the matter of removing scrub any easier, none of whom ever actually do the work, or understand it!  
The Broads Society did a fantastic job removing the trees along Ranworth Dam, a job that took a couple of winters. I know they have to work under the auspice of the BA for insurance purposes, but that doesn't stop them doing the work simply for the knowledge that it desperately needs doing. They should be thanked!

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Apart from the subject of this thread, the link that      batrabill provided to the B.A. website is a page with a photo at the top of it, labelled as 'Turf Fen Mill on the River Ant'.  

Well it may be, but something looks odd.  Isn't it a mirror image of reality?

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A Photoshopped image (unless the BA has installed a new length of moorings over the winter).

You just don't know who to trust these days  tounge-in-cheek

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Just to clarify that Broadsword members are both members of the Broads Society and BA volunteers. We work as a group with regular BA staff for usually 13 days between October and March each year. This year we are working on the River Ant between Crome's Dyke and moving towards Mud Point.
The penultimate meeting this year is today!

Some of the longer-served members tell how there used to be two groups, Northern and Southern, and that in the early years of Broadsword they were not supervised by the BA.

All volunteers always welcome....details can be found on the Broads Society website.

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Is it not the case that Broadsword volunteers have been supervised by the BA ever since, unsupervised, some of them lit a bonfire during their work at Ranworth Dam, and set the peat marsh on fire?

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