Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2020.




THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2020 be confirmed.


Declarations of Interest

To invite Members to declare any interest they might have in the matters on the agenda.


Councillor Julie Jones-Evans declared an interest as she was Local Member for part of Newport Harbour.


Councillor Graham Perks declared an interest as he was Local Member for Ventnor Harbour.


Public Question Time - 15 Minutes Maximum

Questions are restricted to matters not on the Agenda. Questions must be delivered in writing, or by electronic mail, to Democratic Services at no later than 2.00pm on 28 September 2020. Each question must give the name and address of the questioner.


No public questions were received.


Finance Report pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To receive a finance report


The Assistant Director for Neighbourhoods advised that information regarding the finances for Ventnor and Ryde harbour would be included in future reports to the committee. There had been a significant overspend forecast, this was due to the lack of income during the pandemic. There may be an overspend relating to legal costs of the Harbour Revision Order.




THAT the finances be noted.


Reports of Senior Harbour Master


Get Well Plan pdf icon PDF 133 KB


The Senior Harbour Master advised that the get well plan was progressing, the decision regarding the Harbour Revision Order was pending and the get well plan would move forward once this had been agreed.




THAT the get well plan be noted


Senior Harbour Master Report June to August 2020 pdf icon PDF 371 KB


The Senior Harbour Master informed the Committee that covid-19 restrictions had been implemented and harbour staff had returned on 24 July 2020 covering shifts either side of the tide. Card payments were now being taken. The committee questioned the use of some of the equipment used by the harbour staff and were advised that these were necessary.


The Committee was informed that Ventnor Harbour was regularly checked and was believed to be operating well. Ryde harbour visitor numbers were lower than last year and ongoing maintenance was undertaken.


The Assistant Director for Neighbourhoods advised of the proposal for Ryde harbour by Ryde Town Council was being considered and further dialog may be required. There had been some discussion with Ventnor Town Council regarding Ventnor harbour.




THAT the Senior Harbour Master report be noted.


Harbour Revision Order

To receive an oral update


The Assistant Director for Neighbourhoods provided the committee with a brief update on the Harbour Revision Order, the request had been submitted approximately two years previous and a number of minor amendments had been responded to, officers were hopeful that a decision was due soon. Members asked if a partial agreement could be sought to move this along quicker and were advised that it could delay things further.




THAT the Harbour Revision Order update be noted.


Members' Question Time

A question must be submitted in writing or by electronic mail to Democratic Services no later than 2.00 pm on Tuesday, 29 September 2020.


Councillor Ian Ward asked if there was an update on the Newport Harbour regeneration plan and was advised that a briefing could be provided at the next Harbour Committee meeting in December 2020.