Thurne Bungalows Management Company Limited (TBMC) welcomes you to its website.   Please bookmark this site for ease of future reference. We hope you find the site informative. Suggestions for site improvements are always very welcome.

If you are a TBMC shareholder or a Lease B customer of the Company, please make a point of registering.  By registering, you will be able to receive important notices, newsletters and other items of relevance. You will also have access to all of the information on which your Directors make their decisions on your behalf.

Please also visit the River Thurne Tenants Association's website:


The RTTA formed TBMC Ltd in 1985



20th January 2018       1000 - 1300                             New Victory Hall, Neatishead

24th February 2018      1000 - 1300                             New Victory Hall, Neatishead

24th March 2018          1000 - 1300                             New Victory Hall, Neatishead

19th May 2018             1000 - 1300                             New Victory Hall, Neatishead

27th July 2018              1930 - 2200                             New Victory Hall, Neatishead

31st August 2018         1930 - 2200                             New Victory Hall, Neatishead

27th October AGM       1000 - 1115                             Potter Heigham Village Hall

24th November 2018   1000 - 1300                              New Victory Hall, Neatishead

PLEASE NOTE:  Dates in black are hard and fast dates. 

The two dates in red should be pencilled into your diaries as provisional and will only be convened if required by the anticipated workload. 

In such circumstances, these meetings will be additional meetings, and then only called at not less than fourteen days’ emailed notice.

Times, dates and venues may change at short notice.  Please contact TBMC's Managing Agent,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm these published details.


CHAIRMAN’S AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2017clip_image002.png

NEW MEMBERS – First of all a very, very warm welcome to each of you who has recently purchased your Thurne riverside plot.  We look forward to meeting you at this year’s TBMC Ltd AGM and at the RTTA dinner that same evening.  Members and customers old and new, please let TBMC have your current contact details. Send your email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TBMC’S 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held at POTTER HEIGHAM VILLAGE HALL on SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER 2017 commencing at 10.00 am. TBMC’s shareholders and its Lease B customers are invited to attend the AGM.  In accordance with Sections 308-309 of the Companies Act 2006, for further details click here Notice of the AGM   If you have no access to a computer, please contact TBMC Ltd. The 2017 Accounts will be available to download from this website as soon as they have been approved by the Board. Lease A shareholders who cannot attend the meeting, are urged to consider appointing a proxy who can attend, speak and vote on their behalf. Proxy forms are downloadable from this website.

TBMC DIRECTORS - If you would like to offer yourself as a candidate for possible election by shareholders to the Board, or if you wish to nominate someone else, please ensure that you follow precisely due legal procedure as described in the Notice of the AGM.  In law, candidates may not be nominated at the meeting itself.  Please note that nominees for election to the Board are not required to be TBMC Ltd shareholders.

REFUSE COLLECTION SERVICE – Since March of this year, River and Domestic Services have been contracted by TBMC to operate its refuse collection and cesspit pump-out service.  From the Managing Agent’s point of view, I cannot sing their praises louder.  They are providing a consistently reliable service with such a positive, can-do attitude that it is a real pleasure to work with them. Directors will be pleased to renew their contract next year.

LICENCE TO DISCHARGE TO A MAINS SEWERAGE SYSTEM – TBMC has still heard nothing further from Anglian Water as to how much the Company is expected to pay for Louise to pump into the NE riverbank mains sewerage system.  The ball is now firmly in AW's court.  We will update our cesspit pump-out customers as soon as we hear anything.

ANNUAL MAINTENANCE INVOICE CHARGES – A huge thank you to the vast majority of you who paid your annual ground rent and maintenance charge on time.  Such prompt payment helps to keep the Company’s administration costs down. Having more than halved the Company’s running costs during the past three years, I believe the Company has now made all the savings it can.  Its running costs have already risen this year and will rise again next year.  Your Directors have decided to pay me £6,500 this year and £8,000 next for my services to the Company as its Managing Agent. Your maintenance charges in April next year will be slightly more than this year.

LOUISE WINTER REFIT - Those of you who use your bungalows during the winter months will be pleased to note that there will be no break in the refuse collection service during this coming winter, 2017/18.  In future, planned, extended breaks in refuse collection/cesspit pump-out service will be for major refits only. Whenever possible, you will receive twelve months advance notice of such refits.

FIRST-TIME INSTALLATION OF A MAINS SEWERAGE SYSTEM – The application coordinator, Joan Shaw, has informed TBMC Ltd that Anglian Water has refused the application for a mains sewerage system to be installed to serve the Martham and Repps bank plots and five bungalows on the Potter Heigham bank.  An appeal is being submitted to the Environment Agency.  Further detailed information from the appeal coordinator:

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AND FINALLY - On behalf our shareholders and customers, I would like to thank:

  • My five unpaid co-directors - Keith Bacon, Geoff Beck, Keith Kittle, John Mules and Keith Robotham
  • Nicky Cooper of Cooper & Dean, TBMC’s bookkeepers and accountants
  • Alistair Low and his PA, Connie Minnie, of HKB Wiltshires, our solicitors
  • Our refuse collection service providers, River and Domestic Services
  • Barry Payne of Payne’s Horticultural Services for grass cutting, tree pruning and weed control at TBMC’s 24 hour public moorings and
  • Di Cornell, who attends all meetings as Minute Taker

David W Sanford

Chairman and Managing Agent – TBMC Ltd


The Company's History

Thurne Bungalows Management Company Limited was incorporated in 1986 as a private company limited by shares. The Company was founded by the River Thurne Tenants Association http://www.rtta.me.uk (an Association dating back to 1948) in order to purchase from Anglian Water a ninety-nine year Lease on one hundred and eighty-five Thurne riverbank plots in the Norfolk Broads parishes of Potter Heigham, Ludham, Repps with Bastwick and Martham. The RTTA could not purchase the Lease on behalf of its members because it was not an incorporated body and, therefore, had no personality in law.  Without a status in law, it could not enter into any legally binding contract.

Having purchased the Lease for £405,000, TBMC Ltd then sold Underleases - at substantially the same amount - to one hundred and eighty existing tenants. Since 1986, TBMC Ltd has managed its leasehold plots as a non-profit-distributing company.

TBMC Ltd currently has 184 shareholders, each being a bungalow or mooring plot leaseholder. The leaseholder of each plot is obliged to purchase one Ordinary share in TBMC Ltd. A second class of share with no voting rights was issued by the Company in 1993 to raise cash .

Thurne Bungalows Management Company Limited

Reg Office: 2 Swanns Yard, Worstead, North Walsham, NR28 9RP

Company Registered in England and Wales No 01878622

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