Methodist Church Hall - Victoria Street - Tuesday 21st May 2013 7 o’clock
This is your opportunity to -
- To learn about recent improvements around the harbour
- To have an open forum to share views and ideas about today's harbour
- To hear about the plans for summer 2013
There will be separate consultation meetings on the subject of the long-term development of the harbour on another date.
In response to a request from the fishermen the fuel price in Dunbar is updated every Friday and this process was introduced to provide some stability at a time of fluctuating oil prices. This means that the Dunbar price may differ from ports such as Eyemouth where the fuel price is changed on a daily basis. Due to our small storage facility the Trust is forced to buy fuel as and when it is needed and we therefore buy fuel under a contract with Chrystal Petroleum who allow us the best loyalty discount. The margin that is added is small, given the need to maintain and, in due course, replace the fuel facility.
The Trust’s main concern is to maintain certainty of fuel supply for the harbour community.
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.