Dear Members, Let’s hope for a brighter new year. The Trustee’s clear purpose in 2022 is to continue to strive for a sustainable future for Bembridge Harbour. The two main ongoing initiatives, the Judicial Reviews of the Bembridge Harbour Improvements Company Limited ( as responsible Statutory Harbour Authority (SHA)) and of the IWC ( as responsible Local … [Read more...] about Letter to members January 2022
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Dear BHT Members, BHT are advised that there is good reason to be concerned about the conduct of the Statutory Harbour Authority [SHA]. We served a pre-action protocol letter on the SHA yesterday . This is the second legal action taken by which we hope to address the issues and so secure a better future for the harbour. These court actions are only taken after all other … [Read more...] about LATE MAY UPDATE
DOES THIS PHOTO RECORD SUGGEST BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR IS WELL MAINTAINED AS THE OWNERS CLAIM IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS 02.04.2021? Bennett’s point erosion and debris , taken after the Harbour say they had cleared up and where the erosion is due to the failure to maintain the groyneThe narrowing and shallowing harbour entrance channel due to a failure to dredge and … [Read more...] about Misleading BHA announcement
Once again we plead for the owners to share their vision of what the future holds for this vital community asset. Our communities' well being depends on a physically, environmentally and commercially sustainable Harbour post covid and long term. Faced with rapid siltation, we ask the Statutory Harbour Authority - what is the plan? BHT address the Stautory Harbour Authorty's … [Read more...] about No Groyne repair and no Harbour management plan.
2nd April 2016 BHT along with most, if not all other local groups feel that repair of the Bembridge Point Groyne (aka No 1 Groyne) is a priority. BHT have been closely involved in a Bembridge and St Helens Harbour Assoc. (BASHHA) initiative to promote an experimental reinstatement of the groyne. The groyne acts in two ways: As a traditional groyne arresting (delaying) … [Read more...] about Groyne Repair