Bembridge Harbour Trust (BHT) launch a second Legal Challenge by Judicial Review (JR) in the High Court. BHT is a charity with the objective of protecting and enhancing the harbour, while seeing that relevant law is applied to help the Statutory Harbour Authority (SHA) manage itself in its own and the public interest. We launched the first JR, against the Isle of Wight … [Read more...] about PRESS RELEASE AND JUDICIAL REVIEW UPDATE 02.07.2021
Dear BHT Members, BHT are advised that there is good reason to be concerned about the conduct of the Statutory Harbour Authority [SHA]. We served a pre-action protocol letter on the SHA yesterday . This is the second legal action taken by which we hope to address the issues and so secure a better future for the harbour. These court actions are only taken after all other … [Read more...] about LATE MAY UPDATE
DOES THIS PHOTO RECORD SUGGEST BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR IS WELL MAINTAINED AS THE OWNERS CLAIM IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS 02.04.2021? Bennett’s point erosion and debris , taken after the Harbour say they had cleared up and where the erosion is due to the failure to maintain the groyneThe narrowing and shallowing harbour entrance channel due to a failure to dredge and … [Read more...] about Misleading BHA announcement
No surprises here as the erosion of the beach near what was once Bembridge No 1 Groyne continues, and fence panels, mess and even razor wire collect on the beach on its way towards the harbour. Despite declaring it a priority, the Harbour Company has stopped progress on any repairs to the Groyne, even when the community offered to largely fund it. As well as the man-made … [Read more...] about Totally predictable problems as the failure to repair the groyne takes its toll.
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.