Agenda and draft minutes

River Hamble Harbour Board - Friday, 25th September, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Remote meeting

Contact: members.serviceshants.gov.uk 

Media

Items
No. Item

123.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Keith House.

124.

Declarations of interest

All Members who believe they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter to be considered at the meeting must declare that interest and, having regard to Part 3 Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's Members’ Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code. Furthermore all Members with a Personal Interest in a matter being considered at the meeting should consider, having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 4 of the Code, whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 5 of the Code, consider whether it is appropriate to leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.

 

 

Minutes:

Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter considered at the meeting they must declare that interest at the time of the relevant debate and, having regard to the circumstances described in Part 3, Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's Members' Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code. Furthermore Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Personal interest in a matter being considered at the meeting they considered whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 5 of the Code, considered whether it was appropriate to leave the meeting whilst the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.

 

David Jobson declared personal interests as a member of both the RAF and Royal Southern Yacht Clubs, as a mid stream mooring holder and a member of the RYA. Chris Moody declared personal interests as a member of Warsash Sailing Club and as Chairman of Hamble River Boatyard and Marina Operators Association.

125.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10 July 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2020 were agreed as a correct record.

126.

Deputations

To receive any deputations notified under Standing Order 12.

Minutes:

There were no deputations.

127.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make.

Minutes:

There were no announcements.

128.

Minutes of the meeting of the River Hamble Harbour Management Committee - 11 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

(To follow)

 

To receive the draft minutes of the meeting of the River Hamble Harbour Management Committee held on 11 September 2020.

Minutes:

The Board received and noted the draft minutes of the River Hamble Harbour Management Committee held on 11 September 2020.

129.

Marine Director and Harbour Master's Report and Current Issues pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services summarising incidents and events in the Harbour and covering issues currently under consideration by the Marine Director.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered the report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services regarding incidents and events in the Harbour.

 

The Board noted the increased use of recreational activities during the summer months since lockdown had lifted – particularly jet skiing and paddleboarding. The Board also discussed the incidents of antisocial behaviour which sadly had been high once again during the summer period. The Harbour Authority was working in close partnership with other authorities, including Hampshire Constabulary and the Marine Unit, to address these incidents and the Committee heard that there had been some official warnings served for individual offenders.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the River Hamble Harbour Board notes the content of the report.

 

That the Board note their recognition and thanks to Harbour Authority officers for their extensive efforts throughout the national lockdown and since emerging from the lockdown in re-opening the River in a safe manner.

130.

Environmental Update pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services summarising recent environmental management of the Harbour.

Minutes:

The Board considered the report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services with an update on environmental matters.

 

Members were pleased to hear of the Harbour Authority’s involvement multiple biodiversity projects and congratulated officers for bringing this to the fore. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the River Hamble Harbour Board notes the content of the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

131.

River Hamble Final Accounts 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 163 KB

To consider a report of the Directors of Corporate Resources – Corporate Services and Culture, Communities and Business Services presenting the final accounts for the financial year 2019/20.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered the report of the Directors of Corporate Services – Corporate Resources and Culture, Communities and Business Services outlining the final accounts for 2019/20.

 

RESOLVED:

 

i)             That this report, the statutory accounts and management accounts be approved by River Hamble Harbour Board. 

ii)            That the Board notes that as at 31 March 2020 the General Reserve has a £189 balance, but this is expected to increase to £17,189 at the end of 2020/21.   

iii)           That the Board approves a £35,000 increase to the 2020/21 Harbour Dues income budget, to reflect the newly introduced dry launching charges and in accordance with the principle agreed by the Board at the meeting of 10 January 2020, with the expected surplus from the additional income being added to the Revenue Reserve.

132.

Review of Harbour Dues pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services in respect of the rate of Harbour Dues for 2020/21.

Minutes:

The Board considered the report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services in setting the annual rate of Harbour Dues.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the River Hamble Harbour Board approves an increase in Harbour Dues of 2% for 2020.

133.

Forward Plan for Future Meetings pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services anticipating future business items for the Committee and Harbour Board.

Minutes:

The Board considered the report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services with regard to the future business items for the Committee and Harbour Board agendas.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the River Hamble Harbour Board notes the report.