Agenda and minutes

Harrington Harbour and Dock Board
Friday 14th September, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To agree as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2018.



The minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2018 were agreed as a correct record.



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.



Harbour Master's Report pdf icon PDF 68 KB


The Harbourmaster provided the Board with an update on issues surrounding Harrington Harbour.


There was intention to lift out the pontoons for the winter months to help reduce wear and tear caused by the large swells which had cost a lot last year to sort out. It was hoped this would be done by the end of October.


There were no navigational issues.


Safety works had just been completed on the sea wall south of the car park where a section of the wall had undermined.


Regarding the boat planters around the harbour, members asked who paid for the plants. It was explained that they came from a grant provided by Workington Town Council and they had usually been planted by the Youth Club. There had been no plants this year as no one had applied to the Council for the grant.

Councillor C Armstrong agreed to speak to Workington Town Council about this to keep it in mind for the future.


It was noted that since writing the report one of the two outstanding mooring fees had been paid. The Harbourmaster agreed to speak to the remaining boat holder to start arrangements for the removal of the boat.


An update was provided on the beached whale, following the visit from the Zoologist the whale had been a 12ft female only a few years old. As yet there were no theories as to why it had beached, an investigation report was to be provided in due course which may provide further information.




That the Board noted the report.



Budget Update pdf icon PDF 51 KB


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


Since the preparation of the report, there had been further expenditure on removal of the planters, fitting lifebelts and slipway works taking the total expenditure to approx. £6,000 to date.


In terms of income, there was one outstanding mooring fee which was showing as a deficit.

The Harbourmaster informed the Board that he would speak to the boat owner.




That the Board noted the report.



Safety Management System Framework


Nothing to report.



Health and Safety


There were no updates regarding health and safety at the Harbour.



Any Other Business


The Harbourmaster mentioned the smell currently coming from the harbour and said it was because of the seaweed on the bed. The smell came about at the same time each year and once dispersed it would go.