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 , 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