No surprises here as the erosion of the beach near what was once Bembridge No 1 Groyne continues, and fence panels, mess and even razor wire collect on the beach on its way towards the harbour. Despite declaring it a priority, the Harbour Company has stopped progress on any repairs to the Groyne, even when the community offered to largely fund it. As well as the man-made … [Read more...] about Totally predictable problems as the failure to repair the groyne takes its toll.
Could a hole like the one photographed have snagged a pontoon guide where Tangent was moored and started a train of events leading to its sinking? Were the holes in the piles generally a cause for concern? These were some of the questions before the court. The Harbour Company said no to both, the claimants said yes, and there are hundreds of thousands of pounds riding on the … [Read more...] about Tangent sinking , a case against the Harbour Company goes to the High Court
Dear Members and friends, We wrote to the directors of the Statutory Harbour Authority asking four simple questions in the hope of real dialogue. The Trustees have not had a response however Mr Thorpe wrote to our Patrons, calling for Trustees to be stood down and copied his note widely. The Trustee’s response follows: Dear Mr and Mrs Thorpe, as directors of … [Read more...] about Letter to members, September 2020
Dear Mr and Mrs Thorpe (an open letter) As sole owners and directors of Bembridge Harbour Improvements Company, the Statutory Harbour Authority for Bembridge Harbour, we ask you four questions - about dredging, water purity, coastal defences and your management plan for Bembridge Harbour Dredging Bembridge Harbour Trust has been closely monitoring … [Read more...] about Four questions for the directors of the Harbour Authority
Dear Members and Friends Does £5 a month seem worth giving to keep Bembridge Harbour Trust running? Yes? Click here to donate online (or scroll down to find standing order forms) Not sure? Read on! This is what Bembridge Harbour Trust delivers for you: Results. The work of BHT has made a huge difference. Without our efforts around £1 million due to … [Read more...] about Letter to members August 2020