Agenda and draft minutes

Harrington Harbour and Dock Board
Friday 21st June, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To agree as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 29th March 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 29th March 2019 were agreed as a

correct record.

2.

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.

Minutes:

None Declared

3.

Harbourmaster's Report pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes:

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

 

The Harbourmaster advised that the decking boards on the pontoons need replacing; with the estimated costs to be circulated in the next meeting.

 

In relation to dredging the Harbourmaster confirmed that the necessary minimum dredging had been completed.

 

The Harbourmaster then went on to advise the works that would be required to attract substantial visitor numbers to the Harbour. The works would include the reconfiguration of the breakwater and pier, the creation of an outer harbour, the installation of a flap gate and the installation of pontoons into the inner harbour. The Harbourmaster however acknowledged that the works would require large financial investment.

 

The Harbourmaster circulated historical photographs of Harrington Harbour showing the potential if investment was made.

 

Councillor Harrington agreed with the Harbourmaster, explaining her vision for the harbour to attract visitors, including onshore facilities for harbour users.

 

The Harbourmaster clarified that there are no issues with fishing boats or pleasure vessels entering the harbour with the exception of vessels with deep keels entering on low tides. The majority of skippers entering the Harbour seek assistance from the Harbourmaster.

 

Dog Fouling is still an issue within the Harbour and Street Scene officers will be instructed to look into this issue.

 

In relation to the 2007 Halcrow report, it was agreed that new costings would be completed before looking at investment.

 

Discussion then went onto boats using the Harbour and in particular boats that have not paid relevant fees. The Engineer confirmed that notices have been issued but he would liaise with legal before removing boats.

 

The Board also acknowledged the work of the volunteers who have maintained the boat planters.

 

The board noted the Harbourmasters Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Budget Update pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Minutes:

The members of the board requested annual accounts for Harrington Harbour are circulated for the next meeting.

 

The board noted the report

5.

Health and Safety

Minutes:

The Safety and Resilience Manager presented his report, providing some updates for new members, and that they all needed Port Marine Safety Training, this will be arranged.

 

The Health and Safety reports are due for review and audit in September 2019.

 

 

6.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

Members will visit Harrington Harbour for a site visit on Monday 8th July, 10am.

 

On 25th August 2019, Harrington Harbour and Marina will host a celebration event, Emergency Services and Lifeboat will be in attendance. The Harbourmaster confirming that the harbour gates will be open.

 

Members discussed concerns regarding weeds and rubbish at the Harbour, officers will liaise with contractors to resolve.

 

Members also looked at future investment and any plans for land adjacent to the railway line, officers would report back in relation to ownership of this land.