Dear Members Letter to the Minister The Trustees received no response from the Statutory Harbour Authority (SHA) when asked to explain or rectify the apparently wrongful allocation of £1.75M. Accordingly, the Trustees have written to the Secretary of State for Transport (link here) with the aim of seeing funds recovered. If wrongfully extracted funds are not … [Read more...] about November member update
Letter to Members
Dear Members In this note we update on several issues: Should BHT step aside? BHT’s trustees had assumed that any independent 'community interest group’ bidding for the harbour might feel the need to isolate itself from BHT for pragmatic reasons. We have not been able to establish whether one actually exists. In a recent Facebook post Mr … [Read more...] about Member update late September
Dear Members Following confirmation from Malcolm Thorpe that the “harbour businesses” will be offered for sale, we consider the implications of this news. Please bear in mind that these are initial thoughts, as no detail is available on which to make final judgements. Opportunity for a 'reset' In any event, a sale represents a golden … [Read more...] about A new dawn for Bembridge Harbour?
Dear Members Clear routes forward for BHT have been identified The Judicial Review results, and the evidence it revealed, have identified clear routes forward that the Trust intends to pursue in the interest of the harbour and the local communities. The Judge effectively ruled ONLY on whether the declared profits in the year 2019 to 2020 were correctly … [Read more...] about July Members update
Dear Members The case for appeal against the Judge’s refusal of our claim Further to writing to you on 23rd May to tell you that the Judge at the High Court refused our claim for judicial review, we write to tell you that we have now obtained advice from our KC on whether or not to appeal. He advises that the judgement overall, However, despite the above, we … [Read more...] about Member update early June 2023