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For my fans around the world who have read my Daniel Jones series of books, FRENZY a Daniel Jones Story and the sequel Daniel Jones DOOM, you will know that Daniel's quest for survival against the Over-seers is a biblical battle; a David v Goliath battle. As I write the third book in the series there is a battle closer to home, just down the road, that fits this Old Testament story.
Basically there is a small community of boat dwellers who are moored on the island opposite River Green in my home town. They do no harm to anyone, and in my view they give the area a Bohemian feel that adds a unique touch, and is one of the many reasons I love living here. They stop the area becoming just another staid, and nondescript suburb of Norwich
I also know some of the people who live on the Island, and one particle person as he drinks in my local pub The Fat Cat and Canary and is one of life's lovely people. He bears no malice to anyone, and I think all the other boat people are the same. He is pictured in the below article. They are the David's of this story.
Now for the Goliath in the story. The Broads Authority are responsible for looking after the water-ways, and broads, that make Norfolk one of the most special areas of the United Kingdom. Over the last two years they seem to be constantly in the local press, and not for good reasons either. It was once a highly regarded organisation, but something has gone wrong! They are upsetting the very people they should be looking after, and that's the boating community. People have resigned accusing it of becoming dictatorial, others are taking it to court for various reasons, and now they have decided to pick on this small community of peaceful people. They are dragging the island's owner through the courts, trying to get all these home owners evicted. Why? Nobody cared until some big-wig decided it wasn't right, and wanted to waste hundreds of thousands of pounds of tax payers money on legal fees.
The below article is just a small bit taken from the Facebook page that has been set up to help save these peoples homes, and you can access it through this Link.
So please do check out Save the island Facebook page, and share it with your friends, and if there is any way you can help, or know anyone who can then please do get in contact with them. Or you can sign the petition on this LINK to Save the community on Thorpe Island.