The Trust is delighted to report that following the recent Marine Scotland grant the first tranche of repairs to Cromwell Harbour are under way.
Further work is expected this week, repairs to the North Wall will take place during the whole of March. There may be restricted access at certain times as a result.
The Dunbar Harbour Trust is moving to a system of charging for annual moorings that more fairly reflects best practice in UK harbours. The charging structure has been made public since December 2012 and the changes have been phased in to ensure there is no excessive increase in charges for any harbour user. For many of the fishermen with smaller boats there will be a reduction in moorings charges in 2013. For fishermen with the larger boats there will be increases on a sliding scale. The maximum full year increase for any one mooring in 2013 is £87.60 (including VAT) .
The plans for 2014 and 2015 mooring charges have also been published. Increases have also been phased in over these years, and the plans will be reviewed again by the Dunbar Harbour Management Committee and the Dunbar Harbour Trust each year prior to final implementation.
The third and final Community Panel meeting of this stage of the project took place on 21st August 2012. Having considered the issues raised by Panel Members throughout the design process, the engineering team presented their design proposals which broadly comprise:
Since the first meeting in April, the design team and Harbour Trust have been reviewing issues raised by Panel members, and have provided responses/clarifications where necessary. As far as possible, the emerging design proposals have sought to address the key issues raised by Panel members, and the design will continue to evolve over the coming months as further survey work and specialist assessments of the proposals are carried out.