Toll increase the lowest on record

Broads toll payers will benefit from the smallest increase in the Authority’s history this year.

The historic 1.7% rise, which will allow the Authority to continue to deliver current levels of service and replace vehicles, vessels and equipment, was recommended by the Navigation Committee and approved by the Broads Authority in November.

David Broad, Broads Authority member and Chairman of the Navigation Committee, said: “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.”

 year’s arrangement to allow the boat hire industry to make staged payments or be awarded a 2% discount if they pay in full on or before 1 April is to continue.  

Thursday 4 December 2014