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 BHT members, supporters and friends, Mr and Mrs Thorpe’s widely circulated Bembridge Harbour Authority (BHA) Statement on the Bembridge Groyne Project is a long document (click here to read it) which we take the liberty of summarising as follows: BHA have reservations about the usefulness of repairing the groyne. We will support this project, but only when we are … [Read more...] about Letter to members, June 2020(2)
Dear members, friends and supporters As signs increase that we are perhaps coming in sight of moving into what will be the new normal, we bring you some items of news about the harbour. Sewage treatment. As announced in the Isle of Wight County Press on 22nd May, the Statutory Harbour Authority is investing in new biological treatment plants for two houseboats, with a … [Read more...] about Letter to members, May 2020 (2)
Dear MemberWe write to bring you all up to date with developments concerning Bembridge Harbour in the first months of this remarkable year. DredgingAs noted elsewhere, dredging in the harbour was scheduled to recommence in April but has been postponed indefinitely while the corona virus crisis continues. This is understandable enough, although it means that when dredging … [Read more...] about Letter to members, April 2020 (2)