Dear Members We write after the recent disappointing Judicial Review (JR) decision (link here) , published on 18th May. The Trustees make no apology for seeking to protect the public interest in line with our charitable objectives. The case was progressed on clear formal advice that there had been clear breaches of law that it was in the public interest to … [Read more...] about BHT update to members after JR dismissal
Dear Members Sale of the aggregates yard along with the SHA’s extraction rights Has £66,000 a year been taken away from the Harbour by Mr and Mrs Thorpes other company BIL? As you know, the aggregates yard and extraction rights recently changed hands from BIL to JMC Ag Ltd for £900,000. Some may wonder why a contractor would pay to so much for the opportunity to … [Read more...] about Members update February
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
An illustration of the problem. Some areas silting at over 7.5cm a year , especially around the harbour entrance with extreme increases of 15 cm a year . These issues are explored and some suggestions made in on how to reduce the rate in the video below. … [Read more...] about Ways forward for a silting harbour.
Dear Member, The project to repair Bembridge No 1 Groyne has been abandoned Bembridge Harbour User Group (BHUG) have confirmed that after five years' effort they have decided to wind up the project to repair this vital piece of harbour infrastructure. We have every sympathy with those who had to take this heartbreaking decision and understand their reasoning. … [Read more...] about Members update late November 2020: BHUG Groyne project abandoned