Wednesday, 10 February 2010

"Serial Complainers"

In a recent post I described some of those who had raised complaints against boaters on the K+A as "serial complainers". To be fair I think I should qualify that, even though I hinted strongly at the possible qualification in the original post.

I am sure their are some people in BW (and others too maybe) reading this who will have become slightly indignant with me using the phrase, because I am confident that in their eyes I am also regarded as a serial complainer.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Time for more labels

Due to the burgeoning volume of posts where BW get a mention I have added some more labels, in effect as subgroups of the existing 'British Waterways' label I already use to sort my posts. I have so much to say on the subject of BW it now needs sorting in to sub categories, even if only for my benefit - not sure if this is a good or a bad thing?!

Although this makes the BW label almost redundant I'm leaving it in place anyway as a counter!

K+A complaints - another "perfect balanced sample"

I read with great amusement the latest posting on the Kennet and Avon Boaters website, "Truth will out". As neat an example of certain people in BW apparently manipulating information to create the result they want I have not seen in a long time. Another way of looking at the numbers is to point out that:

It seems that of the sixty three complaints about boaters that BW cited to justify their proposed mooring restrictions on the Western K+A, thirty of these were from one person!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

What the local press thought of the BW Marsworth fiasco

I couldn't resist highlighting this report from a local paper (further to my previous rant on this subject).

Consultation or con - 'the perfect balanced sample'

The more paranoid among us believe this could in fact be a training video used for training BW staff to write public consultations - enjoy!