8th February 2024 – TMBA REVIEW

Pending a review of current and future TMBA activities there will be no subscription  charges for TMBA membership until further notice. Current paid up members will remain in full membership without further payment when the current subscription expires on 31st March 2024.

New membership applications will continue to be accepted (without subscription charge) and will be recognised as “provisional Members” until the review is complete at which time a subscription payment may be required.

The new member application form can be found HERE

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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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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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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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