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
Dear Members, The hearing of the Judicial Review against the SHA is not now expected until late Spring. But people need to know that whatever the eventual outcome of the JR, the harbour remains under existential threat as long as any owner is able to extract all the money they choose, at the direct expense of the harbour's essential function, and BHT alone cannot … [Read more...] about Late February Members update
Dear Members, Let’s hope for a brighter new year. The Trustee’s clear purpose in 2022 is to continue to strive for a sustainable future for Bembridge Harbour. The two main ongoing initiatives, the Judicial Reviews of the Bembridge Harbour Improvements Company Limited ( as responsible Statutory Harbour Authority (SHA)) and of the IWC ( as responsible Local … [Read more...] about Letter to members January 2022
Dear Members and friends, We bring you up to date on our efforts towards ensuring the Harbour is lawfully operated and properly funded for a sustainable future. 1 Judicial Review of Harbour management The High Court granted BHT permission to proceed with its JR of BHICOn 1st October a judge granted BHT leave to pursue the Judicial Review (JR) of Bembridge Harbour … [Read more...] about Letter to members, December 2021
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.