Dear Members , You all know how important we believe the groyne is to the sustainability of the Harbour as a working and recreational port. The initiative led by BHUG has stalled whilst the Harbour Authority put progress in limbo. BHUG have recently responded to this limbo as set out in this link. Like BHUG, we hope the directors of the Statutory Harbour Authority will see … [Read more...] about Letter to members, July 2020
Once again we plead for the owners to share their vision of what the future holds for this vital community asset. Our communities' well being depends on a physically, environmentally and commercially sustainable Harbour post covid and long term. Faced with rapid siltation, we ask the Statutory Harbour Authority - what is the plan? BHT address the Stautory Harbour Authorty's … [Read more...] about No Groyne repair and no Harbour management plan.
Dear Members , We have responded robustly to misguided criticisms of the IWC in the County Press. The IWC are faced with misinformation from the applicant BIL and serious environmental concerns expressed by Natural England. Accordingly we wrote this response which is yet to be published. In the same response we confronted Mr Thorpe with the facts. For a fuller analysis … [Read more...] about Letter to members, June 2020
Things move on apace as Bembridge Sailing Club's own dredging looks ready to get underway. BSC have engaged ML Dredging direct. ML's large capacity hopper barges could see the job achieved in 10 or less trips to the Nab spoil grounds. … [Read more...] about Bembridge Sailing Club dredging about to start
The first hopper load of dredged silts form Bembridge Marina since 2013 leaves the Harbour at 9.30 this morning. This has to be good news as the SHA move to meet their admirable target depth of 1.8 meters at low tide with around 20 "Bennetts" being removed on each trip to the Nab dumping grounds. … [Read more...] about Stop press: Dredging starts