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
29th April 2016 by Bembridge Harbour Trust Application Ref: TCP/27560/D, P/00329/16Lawful development certificate for the continued use of harbour for the mooring of houseboats. THE HARBOUR COMPANY IS CLAIMING THAT IT IS LAWFUL FOR THEM TO COVER LARGE AREAS OF THE HARBOUR WITH HOUSEBOATS WITHOUT SEEKING PLANNING PERMISSION. The identified area, including a large … [Read more...] about March 2016 Houseboats LDC
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