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Broads Forum Membership and
Short Summary of Members and Contact Details
Chairman of Broads Forum
Richard is an Emeritus Professor of Law and continues his academic authorship. He has
been visiting the Broads regularly since 1973 and moved here on retirement. He is a
member of the Norfolk & Suffolk Boating Association (its Chairman), the Royal Yachting
Association, the Broads Society, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the Friends of the Hunter Fleet
and the Wherry Yacht Charter Trust. He is also a member of the following committees etc:
the MCA East Anglian Marine Safety Committee, the Great Yarmouth Port Community and Marine Liaison Committee, the Eastern Region Committee of the RYA, the Breydon Users Group, the BA Boat Safety Appeal Panel, the BA Water Ski Review Panel, and the BA Boat Safety Management Group.
Postal address: 23 Ballygate Beccles NR34 9ND Phone number: 01502 713369 E:mail: email@example.com RG/BFMembership/Page 1 of 19/121213 Boating/Water Based Recreational Interest Group (4 members) Members Substitutes Mike Evans Janet Gilmour Royal Yachting Association Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association Brian Holt Inland Waterways Association East Anglian Waterways Association Oulton Broad Users Enterprise Yare Users Association Ashley Cato Paul Gurbutt British Rowing Canoe England Oulton Broad Sports Centre Eastern Regiona Rowing Council Sport England Julian Barnwell John Carr British Water Ski Federation Eastern Rivers Ski Club Member: Mike Evans Organisation: Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association Member Representing a Sub Group of the Boating/Water Recreation interest group involving the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association and the Royal Yachting Association Mike Evans is a long time Broads sailor and boat owner. Retired Executive Director International Sailing Federation, Past chairman Royal Yachting Association, President Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association. Keen bird watcher and member RSPB and NWT
Phone number: 01603 782283 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Member: Brian Holt Organisation: Inland Waterways Association I have lived in Norfolk or Suffolk all my life and started sailing while I was at Acle school, at Upton and on Filby Broad. At school I built a canoe and after leaving school owned an assortment of sailing dinghies followed by a cruiser that I moored at Dilham. I started fishing on the broads at about 4 with my father and grandfather but gave it up when I left school.
I am a committee member of the Ipswich Branch of the Inland Waterways Association and a member of both The Wherry Trust and the East Anglian Waterways Association. My boating now is virtually limited to our Narrowboat that is moored on the Little Ouse in Cambridgshire where we spend as much time as possible.
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Member: Ashley Cato Organisation: Canoe England Member Representing a Sub Group of the Boating/Water Based Recreation Interest Group involving: British Canoe Union, Amateur Rowing Association’ Oulton Broad Sports Centre, Eastern Rowing Council Ashley is a Director and Water Activities Principal at Barton Turf Adventure Centre that provides courses for a range of watersports - canoeing, sailing, and power boating approved by the respective national governing bodies. Located in a SSSI, the Centre is a partner of the Broads Environmental Education Network to facilitate environmental and field studies.
Ashley brings to the Broads Forum an understanding of the water recreation and outdoor education sectors, and the ecology of the wetland and water environment. He is an experienced Canoe Coach and RYA Senior Instructor.
Member: Julian Barnwell Organisation: Eastern Rivers Ski Club Member Representing a Sub Group of the Boating/Water Based Recreation Interest Group involving: Sport England, British Water Ski and Wakeboard I am the Chairman of Eastern Rivers Ski Club and have been championing water-skiing on the broads since 1990. I actively use the broads for water-skiing, rowing, canoeing, fishing, walking and scuba diving. I also promote fishing and tourism via our printing company by publishing a fishing guide written by John Wilson. This book has been in print for over 35 years. I also have a particular keen interest in balanced conservation and I am member of the Marine Conservation Society.
Member: Barbara Greasley Organisation: Broads Tourism I am chairman of Broads Tourism and Director of Norfolk Broads Direct Limited. Broads Tourism is a membership organisation that aims to promote the Broads as a unique and sustainable tourism destination and to provide a voice for Broads businesses. The membership is made up of Broads Businesses, some Local Authorities, the Broads Authority and other destination organisations such as Visit Norwich, and charities such as the RSPB.
The Broads Tourism Executive committee meet once and month and hosts a member’s meeting three times a year. I also sit on the boards of Visit East Anglia and Visit Norfolk.
Member: Matthew Thwaites Organisation: Broads Hire Boat Federation I am sitting on the forum to represent the Broads Hire Boat Federation. I have been involved with hire boats on the Norfolk Broads for 30 years and I have had first-hand experience of all elements of the hire boat industry. I am currently vice chairman of the Broads Hire Boat Federation and chairman of the Broads Hire Boat Technical Committee.
I also live in a house on South Walsham Broad and I am a keen local sailor, I spend a large proportion of my spare time on the Broads either sailing or cruising and feel I am able to offer a balanced view of Broads issues.
Member: Pete Waters Organisation: Visit Norfolk and Visit East Anglia Visit Norfolk is the official website and strategic voice for Norfolk tourism. Its role is to create a promotional and marketing umbrella under which all tourism-related bodies in the county can rally and work together, as well as providing campaigns, tools and generating publicity to highlight Norfolk’s various holiday and short break offers.
Visit Norfolk’s board is made up of representatives of county and district councils and DMOs and organisations including Broads Tourism and the Broads Authority.
Pete is also on the board of the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival and Visit Norwich.
Member: Keith Bacon Organisation: Broads Local Access Forum Keith, a native of Catfield, is a retired teacher and runs the family holiday business at Potter Heigham. He is Vice-Chairman of the Broads Forum and a former member of the Broads Authority. He is Vice-Chairman and former Chairman of the Broads Society and is a Committee Member of the Norfolk Group of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
Member: Peter Medhurst Organisation: Broads Local Access Forum I was born in Maidstone Kent, was fortunate enough as a child to move to East Anglia, to Woodbridge, then to Teesside. All of these places were on rivers, so I have always had a love of these landscapes. Starting work I became an apprentice Cabinet Maker living on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, which allowed me to access to this vast area, giving me a lifetimes interest in National Parks. In 1978 I moved back to Suffolk, taking up the position as a Trade Union Officer looking after Rural workers.
Much of my life has been spent in the countryside helping people who work and live there.
The countryside and access to it for people is a passion of mine, as is walking and conservation which are vitally important to me. Sitting on the Broads LAF and the Broads forum is of great importance.
I have over many years represented my Union on committees dealing with Rural issues both Nationally and Regionally, at one time chair of Norfolk Rural Community Council, and was a long serving Governor on the Board of Eastern College. I am now retired.
Member: Anthony Wright Organisation: SUSTRANS A long-term cyclist and walker, Anthony has worked with several local authorities and publishers on the production of cycling and walking guides. He is the Norfolk and Suffolk Area Manager for Sustrans the national sustainable transport charity. He actively encourages visiting and enjoying the Broads using sustainable transport. His major interest in the Broads is in the development of local and tourist cycle routes. Such as The Three Rivers Way and extending the alignment of the National Cycle Network within the Broads Authority area. Routes that will benefit the local communities offering convenience, the promotion of tourism and there financial boost to the local economy. Within the forum, he sees his role as a champion for improving the access needs and facilities for walkers and cyclists. He uses his experience to guide and advise the Highways Agency and Norfolk & Suffolk Highways of their responsibilities for non-motorist users (NMU) safety on the highway. In addition, NMU’s access requirements to rights of way network within the Broads administrative area.
Member: Tony Gibbons Organisation: Norfolk & District Anglers Association (NDAA) I have been actively involved in angling and associated interests on the Norfolk Rivers and Broads for over 50 years. Representing the NDAA, I work with local organisations to further enhance the benefits of the use of the broads and rivers primarily for angling but also for all leisure activities. I aim to encourage all groups to unify their interests and liaise with each other to avoid conflict. I maintain all NDAA leases on waters fished by our members. We hold access and fishing rights to waters owned by the Cator Estate, Crown Estates and the Norfolk Archaeological Trust. I also organise matches and angling festivals on the Broads Rivers.
Member: Philip Pearson Organisation: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds The RSPB’s aim is to support the protection of important wildlife and habitats throughout the Broads, delivered through work on its reserves and in partnership with other organisations and landowners. My role is to provide the RSPB’s advice on planning and policy issues within the Broads area that have conservation implications, as well as advising on specific conservation work and land management. I am a member of the Broads Biodiversity Group and Water Quality Partnership, and have been a member of the Broads Forum since 2009.
Member: John Hiskett Organisation: National Wildlife Trust Norfolk Wildlife Trust manages nature reserves throughout the Broads, particularly in the Upper Thurne and Bure and Ant valleys. Through our Living Landscape projects, we seek to promote development of catchment wide conservation, in conjunction with other partners and landowners. In addition to habitat management, this includes education and interpretation work relating to the wildlife of the Broads. We also seek to work with owners and managers of County Wildlife Sites. I take the lead, countywide, on planning matters for NWT, responding to strategic plans and planning applications that may impact on wildlife. I represent NWT on the Norfolk Coast Partnership and currently chair the Norfolk Coast AONB SDF panel. I represent NWT on the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership (NBP) and currently chair the coastal topic group of NBP. I have been a member of the Broads Forum since 2001 and I am also a member of the Broads Biodiversity Group and Water Quality Partnership.
Member: Jennifer Parkhouse Organisation: Friends of the Earth We are a local group of a large, national organisation concerned about the use and conservation of natural resources, promoting a green economy and committed to environmental justice. We campaign on national issues at local level and tackle problems specifically relevant to Norfolk - hence our membership of the Broads Forum is of tremendous value to us. One of my main roles is to form partnerships and work with like-minded bodies. We are at our most effective and achieve best results when networking.
Member: Henry Cator Organisation: Association of Drainage Authorities.
Henry farms a mixed arable and sucker beef enterprise at Salhouse. He is currently Chairman of the Broads (2006) Internal Drainage Board and Chairman of the Association of Drainage Authorities. Henry is Chairman of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and past President and Chairman of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association.
Member: Andrew Alston Organisation: NFU/CLA/BASC Andrew is married with 2 children and lives at Marsham near Aylsham.
Andrew farms at Catfield growing Sugar beet, cereals, potatoes and salad crops. The farm is in Higher Level Stewardship and part of the farm is farmed organically. There is a small flock of sheep which grazes the low input grassland. The business has diversified recently into horse livery, business and residential lets. Andrew also manages Delta Farming Ltd which farms around Barton Broad and in North Norfolk. He owns Norfolk Farm Management Ltd (a farm and Estate management advice business) and Agricultural Water Management, which advises farmers on diffuse pollution and abstraction issues. Andrew is BASIS S&W qualified.