Bye Law Amendment for K7

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Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Post by malcolm uk » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:22 pm

The Parish Council meeting was one of the best attended for some time. The meeting was addressed by the co-ordinator from the LDNPA, who outlined the request from the BBP and tha manner of the consultation. Including how those not on the internet can complete the questionnaire.

Questions were raised from the floor (as well as some statements made) and were discussed or answered by the Chairpeson, otherCouncil members or the LDNPA representative. When questions needed answering from the BBP this was stated by the Chairperson and the questionner was given details of contacts in the BBP Operations. [It was not intended that the meeting should be come a Q&A session between members of the public and the BBP over an operation that could only take place after a new bye law is written].

Until the minutes are published it would be wrong for me to try to write another version. Suffice it to say that in the room that night there were 18 positive responses to a show of hands regarding amending the bye law for K7 and three abstentions. The 22nd person in the room excused themselves from voting for two reasons - I am not a villager and as the author of the request I may be biased! Members of the Parich Council were adamant that should K7 be run under a new bye law then the village could cope with the high level of interest.

The BBP were asked to speak with any of the public audience immediately after the matter was discussed in a side room put aside for use and three people took up that offer to chat with Novie and myself. The person asking the most questions (that mostly related to the operation of the boat) did not stay to talk to us.

The next meeting is with the Stakeholders - groups who are usually asked about the use of the lake - and this one too is intended to be a discussion between the groups (with an independant Chairperson) and not a Q&A session with the BBP. However Bill will be allowed to make opening remarks and the BBP will be allowed to correct any factual inaccuracies that may be stated during the discussions.

The consultation finishes on 31/03 and once the officers have the results of the consultation and a full analysis, the outcome will be put to the LDNPA full committee on 20th May.

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Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:16 pm

Another splendid piece of work by the op's department. Thanks guys.
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Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Post by jonwrightk7 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:58 pm

yes! hats off to the people at the sharp end :D
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Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:02 pm

Big thanks to the clean and respectable public face of the BBP, from the grubby and swarf-covered workshop end of things! :lol:

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Post by jonwrightk7 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:07 pm

watch that swarf mike, its sharp!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:19 pm

It wasn't so much swarf today as wall to wall chocolate sauce! Never seen so much of the damn stuff.
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Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:34 am

Gerraway with you boss, you love it- all those lovely bits going on, never to come off again in our lifetime! 8-)

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Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:55 am

All those lovely bits will look great once someone cleans all the excess choccie sause off 'em.

Truth be told, though, the F-19 bulkhead at the front step beneath the hull is now permanently riveted into position. It has to keep the water out and is the only bulkhead that passes from the inside to the outside of the boat. Hence the liberal application of sealant. Marvellous!
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Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Post by malcolm uk » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:27 am

What readers will see is mutual admiration (or perhaps mutual tolerence - you make up your own minds LOL) between the different 'departments' of the BBP.

Why?, because if the project engineering team does not get every recovered part right there would not be a boat to trial equally if Operations cannot convince the hearts and minds of those in charge of bye laws there would not be the opportunity to trial in the rightful place.

I am too far away to contribute to adding this sealent 'choccie sauce' to any bits of straightened metal but until the parts are reassembled all plans and arrangements for lowering K7 into the water are just writings on paper, but I can do that from here on the PC.

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If anyone coming to the forum has not sent the details of the consultation to their friends or to groups that they know will be of a mind to support the bye law change, then there is still time - Ten (10) days and counting down.

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Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:16 pm

It's certainly admiration from over here. I can't play the piano but I'm full of admiration for those who can. Likewise, I'm well known for not being good at bureaucracy, which is an artform in itself.

We divided the project once before. When the lottery flops got nervous about the dodgy marriage of museum conservators and tin-bashers we offered a divorce. The tin-bashers would run a tin-bashing project whilst the museum folks built a museum. That seems to have worked and so we've split again so the protagonists can play to their individual strengths. We now have tin-bashers and ops' dept. Each one being as vital as the other, as Malcolm said, to achieving the final outcome. And let's not forget the museum. Their work is almost done then they get the long haul because imagine the outcry if a retired member of the tin-bashing team goes to visit and finds dust or fingerprints on our baby!
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