Monday, 24 November 2014

Lowest tolls rise in Broads Authority history

Broads Authority members unanimously approved a 1.7% tolls increase on Friday – the lowest in the Authority's history.

David Broad, Broads Authority member and Chairman of the Navigation Committee, said the increase was very fair and the boating community seemed happy with it.

“The Broads tolls are very good value for money, especially when compared to other waterways and in the context of all the valuable work the Authority is doing.

“We are in the process of enhancing our network of free public moorings, other facilities and infrastructure, improving dredging  and ensuring our assets are updated and protected for the future. Therefore we need to increase tolls with inflation so we can continue to do more for the benefit of boaters.

“There is no regular Government funding for navigation so all this improvement and maintenance can only be funded from tolls.”

You can read more about this decision in the committee report.










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