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
Good news. Dredging in channel inside the harbour has started. This dredger agitates the silt on the sea bed and up into the water column. It then relies on the free energy of the ebb flow remove it. This method has worked well in Yarmouth. Lets hope it works as well here. We understand the idea is to create linear flows between the otherwise silt gathering sink holes (created … [Read more...] about Dredging starts
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
Dear Members Clear routes forward for BHT have been identified The Judicial Review results, and the evidence it revealed, have identified clear routes forward that the Trust intends to pursue in the interest of the harbour and the local communities. The Judge effectively ruled ONLY on whether the declared profits in the year 2019 to 2020 were correctly … [Read more...] about July Members update