Harbour Authority bars Trustees from parts of the harbour : In pursuit of our aims and objectives we monitor the development at the Duver. We work to see it delivered lawfully, with minimum financial and environmental damage to the Harbour. We can see no reason to object, as achieving these aims would be advantageous to the Statutory Harbour Authority. However, in … [Read more...] about December update
Letter to Members
Dear Members Letter to the Minister The Trustees received no response from the Statutory Harbour Authority (SHA) when asked to explain or rectify the apparently wrongful allocation of £1.75M. Accordingly, the Trustees have written to the Secretary of State for Transport (link here) with the aim of seeing funds recovered. If wrongfully extracted funds are not … [Read more...] about November member update
Dear Members In this note we update on several issues: Should BHT step aside? BHT’s trustees had assumed that any independent 'community interest group’ bidding for the harbour might feel the need to isolate itself from BHT for pragmatic reasons. We have not been able to establish whether one actually exists. In a recent Facebook post Mr … [Read more...] about Member update late September
Dear Members Following confirmation from Malcolm Thorpe that the “harbour businesses” will be offered for sale, we consider the implications of this news. Please bear in mind that these are initial thoughts, as no detail is available on which to make final judgements. Opportunity for a 'reset' In any event, a sale represents a golden … [Read more...] about A new dawn for Bembridge Harbour?
After an Anonymous posting on the Bembridge Community Noticeboard that said that the Harbour was for sale. Mike Samuelson (acting chair of BHUG, the user group) spoke to Malcolm Thorpe. Yesterday Mr Thorpe confirmed that it was his intention to place the Harbour on the market in the very near future so that once sold he could retire and enjoy more time with his family. In the … [Read more...] about Harbour to be offered for sale