Interesting exercise, my spreadsheet of increases.
Boats are charged by length here, width is incidental (at the moment).
Narrowboat residents face increases from £92 per metre to £114 per metre.
Widebeam residents face increases of £62 per metre.
Percentage wise that is Narrowboats 38% to over 53%, and Widebeams a little over 23%.
Know what the final insult is to boat residents?
The annual increase for mooring fees is to be 2% (yes, just two per cent).
No-one we have spoken to would be against a levy for being a resident, a one-off reasonable fixed payment per year to live aboard our homes.
Meeting between the Manager and Marina Owner today, well that’s what we were told.
It would appear others were told something else, and one person was even asked to ‘pop into the office for a chat’ this morning by the Manager, who wasn’t there.