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
It appears that the vast majority of the £900,000 proceeds from the sale of Bembridge Point gravel yard with extraction rights, should have gone to the statutory harbour authority (BHIC) but have instead gone to the Thorpes' property company, BIL. According to records at Land Registry, in April 2022 the gravel yard and access road were transferred from BIL to JS Ag Ltd … [Read more...] about July members update
When a letter from a Mr Knocker critical of BHT was published on the Isle of Wight County Press website it attracted this public comment from a non BHT member: "You probably have worked out by now that Knocker has written a fraction of the total overall shocking ownership of this harbour. Most locals know exactly what's going on here, with multiple companies owned by the … [Read more...] about Response to IWCP letter
Dear Members We lost and here’s why On 29th July permission to proceed with a Judicial Review [JR] of the Isle of Wight Council’s [IWC’s] Bembridge Harbour planning decision was refused. This frustrated BHT’s hoped-for result in the interest of the harbour and its environment, with the judge ruling that there were insufficient grounds to challenge Bembridge Investments … [Read more...] about Judicial Review members update late July 2021