Agenda and minutes

Harrington Harbour and Dock Board
Friday 9th December, 2016 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  01900 702502

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Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.


None declared.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To agree as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2016.


The minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2016 were agreed as a correct record.


Harbour Masters Report pdf icon PDF 57 KB


The Harbour Master presented the Board with a report on current and future issues with regard to Harrington Harbour.


Tenders had been sought from two local contractors to carry out dredging works to the inner harbour which were expected to be complete before Christmas. Costs would be in excess of normal annual costs due to the amount of mud that was needed removed.


It was the Harbour Master’s intention to lift the pontoons out of the harbour late November or early December for fabrication works. However, the works had been carried out while the pontoons had remained in situ, eliminating the need and costs of scaffold and crane hire. Further works would be carried out on the lower pile fixing plates.


A local contractor had been appointed to carry out further repairs to the concrete steps leading down to the pontoons at the harbour. Works would also be required on the block base on which the container sat. The works were expected to be complete by the end of December.


The Harbour Master had been approached by fishermen at the harbour who had asked if it would be possible to house a small secure container on the West Quay to house fishing equipment along with an electric point installed, similar to that installed on the hard standing at the harbour. The Board requested the Democratic and Support Services Officer to make enquiries as to the process required for installing a container and electric point on the harbour, including whether planning permission would be needed and if there would be legal implications.


The Harbour Master had received a request from the Democratic and Support Services Officer asking for a meeting to discuss the history of Harrington Harbour with the intention of publishing the information on the Council’s website, as was discussed at the previous Board meeting. The Harbour Master had approached David Lovell, the son of the late Joe Lovell, author of the book on Harrington Harbour, for permission to use extracts from the book to highlight the history of the harbour on the Council’s website and confirmed that permission had been given.


The Harbour Master sought a new boat to carry out works on the harbour. The Board had recognised the importance of a work boat for health and safety at its previous meeting and was concerned that a boat had not yet been found. The Harbour Master agreed to borrow a boat following the Christmas holidays, until a permanent boat could be found.


The Board noted the Harbour Master’s report.




That the report be noted.


Budget Update


The Council’s Building Surveyor provided the Board with an update on the Council’s budget for Harrington Harbour.


The Board noted the update.




That the update on the Council’s budget for Harrington Harbour be noted.


Safety Management System Framework


The Corporate Health and Safety Officer had informed the Board that he planned to revise the Safety Management System Framework in February 2017.


The Board expressed the importance of having the framework reviewed and requested this be done by the next meeting.




That the update be noted.


Health and Safety


The Corporate Health and Safety Officer had informed the Board that there were no health and safety issues to report.




That the update be noted.


Port Marine Safety Code Training Feedback


The Board discussed the Port Marine Safety Code Awareness training received on 30 November 2016.


The following had attended the training:


H Carruthers

B Chambers

D Devine

G Doran

C Grant

T Hurst

J Osborn


The training was well received and it was asked that the training take place at a similar time in the following year.




That the update be noted.


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