Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority,have received many applications for new board members
At its monthly meeting in the Flavel Centre the Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority chairman Neil Hockaday said there had been 25 excellent applications for the board vacancy and the successful new member was Richard Eyres. They had also co-opted a volunteer marketing advisor to advise on cruise ship and super yacht visits to Dartmouth, and collect data on their economic benefit to the town.
The chairman made reference to the 100 rowing boats and 150 paddle boarders who participated in this week’s Head of the River races and said he was aware of
health and safety issues at the upper ferry launch slip, which DHNA were discussing with South Hams District Council.
Rob Giles the harbour master said he was in negotiations with Exeter University and the Environment Agency over water quality monitoring and hoped a scheme would be in place within 12 months. The committee heard how there were 18 entries to their Young Champions Award, but could not comment on the proposed Dart River Action Group until its aims and objectives were known and they approached the DHNA board
The harbour master said he was still in negotiations with the Pilots National Pension Fund and hoped these issues would be resolved soon. The moorings waiting list had fallen from 125 to 118, and a new draft policy for 2015 had been started. A new crane was needed for the Hoodown yard, and DHNA’s half of Town Jetty was earmarked for renewal in 2017.
The next meting would be on 12th May in the Flavel Centre at 2pm