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.
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 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)
Accelerating silting of Bembridge Harbour Dredging is promised to start again in Bembridge Harbour on 1st April 2020. If this happens it will be good news, as many areas have not been dredged for a number of years and urgently need it simply to allow boats to continue to use the Harbour. But will it be sufficient to halt (let alone reverse) the Harbour’s … [Read more...] about Press release, 13.1.20
Report on siltation; Latest on the groyne Dear BHT Members, We wish you a happy new year and hope for a better year for the harbour that so urgently needs dredging and repair. New report on siltation in Bembridge Harbour At the AGM attendees learned that if siltation in Bembridge Harbour is allowed to carry on at its current rate, in as little as 15 years we … [Read more...] about Letter to Members, January 2020