10th May 2023 – Membership information and subscriptions

The TMBA subscription year, previously 1st January to 31st December, has now changed to 1st April to 31st March.

Subscriptions for 2023/4 are now due. Existing members can make payment directly via the payment portal here: tmba-payment-portal

New members should complete the membership application here: register
After submitting the form you will be redirected to our payment portal.

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10th May 2023 – IWA Statement funding of waterways.

IWA Statement re proposed national initiative to pursue joint action re funding of waterways.
“This morning (Friday 5th May) IWA National Chair, Les Etheridge, chaired a meeting of waterways organisations to discuss the threats to our waterways caused by a level of government funding which is already inadequate and appears likely to be cut even further. The meeting was jointly initiated by IWA and the National Association of Boat Owners (NABO). The organisations present all agreed on the need for joint action to influence national and local government, through a new campaigning group ‘Fund Britain’s Waterways’. It was heartening to see the waterways family starting to come together in their desire to take concerted action. This is an important part of IWA’s own campaign: Protect Our Waterways, and we urge you all to join in and add your voices.”
 
The TMBA was invited to participate in this meeting which, although convened at short notice, was attended by representatives of almost 30 waterway organisations.
For some years, we have been actively campaigning for a more united approach from user organisations and I was pleased to indicate our support. My proposal that a small working group urgently formulate clear purpose and strategy was unanimously adopted.
Members will be kept informed of progress.
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9 February 2023 – EA National Navigation Update

Following inaugural meetings of the new EA National Waterways Forum (NWF) and EA National Waterways Advisory Group (NWAG), the Environment Agency National Navigation Team have published their first National Navigation Update for EA waterways users.
The 13 page document can be  downloaded  HERE

Commenting on the new customer engagement strategy the EA explain:
“We completed our national stakeholder engagement review last year and rolled out our new engagement model in time for the autumn, as planned.
We launched the new National Waterways Forum (NWF) with an inaugural meeting chaired by the EA Board Member for Navigation, Robert Gould on 19th October; whilst the first National Waterways Advisory Group (NWAG) took place on 29th September. The NWF brings together senior decision makers from all national organisations with an interest in our waterways from both a boating and non-boating perspective and NWAG is made up of subject matter experts on each of our areas of work, as set out in the Navigation Business Plan.”

 

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TMBA Boaters Survey 2022 Outcome

During December 2022, the TMBA conducted an online  survey of motor boat users on the non tidal Thames.
The summary results of the survey are now available here:TMBA Survey 2022 Outcome

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22nd November 2022 – TMBA Motor Boaters Survey 2022

The TMBA Non Tidal Thames Motor Boaters Survey 2022 is now online – https://www.tmba.org.uk/machform/view.php?id=19138

All Motor Boaters based on, or visiting, the Environment Agency managed non tidal Thames during 2022 are invited to participate in this survey which will remain open until 31st December. Summary results will be published on the TMBA website in January 2023.

The TMBA’s 2021 survey was completed by almost 600 boaters and provided valuable information about river usage and satisfaction levels. Please take a few minutes to assist us by completing the survey and also encourage your boating friends to do so.

The TMBA are currently offering FREE membership until 31st March 2023 – More information available on the website here: www.tmba.org.uk/register

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