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
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
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.