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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Forging ahead - Newlyn Harbour's new Advisory Board members announced.



THE new members of a body set up as a counterweight to Newlyn’s harbour commissioners have been announced. The Harbour Advisory Board must be consulted on all matters “substantially” affecting the harbour, under the commissioners’ own rules - the Newlyn Pier & Harbour (Constitution) Revision Order 2010. 

The advisory board must meet at least four times a year – including one meeting with Newlyn Harbour’s Board of Commissioners - and can make recommendations or representations to the commissioners whenever they see fit. Members are drawn from groups with an interest in the functioning of the harbour – the fishing industry, the local community and Cornwall Council.

Penzance Town Council also appoints a member, who this year is Councillor John Moreland. A chair and vice chair for advisory body were due to be selected at the group’s first meeting last night [Wednesday October 8] after The Cornishman had gone to press. Commissioners must take into consideration any issue the advisory board raises and must give feedback on any recommendations it chooses not to put in place.

Newlyn Harbour Commissioners hope the appointment of a new advisory board will be seen as continuing a move towards greater openness around the workings and decision-making of the commissioners. The advisory board also has key roles in acting as representatives for other harbour stakeholders, and in carrying out surveys and other exercises to give feedback on perceptions of the Harbour Commission’ work.

The nine newly appointed advisory board members, and the particular interests they represent, are:

Cllr John Moreland (Penzance Town Council)

Father Keith Owen (community leader)

Paul Trebilcock (fishing boats over 10m long)

Simon Cadman (Cornwall Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority)

Tom McClure (inshore fisheries)

Steve Ford (Cornwall Council economic regeneration)

Joseph Clive (fish merchants)

Sam Winters (community)

Laurence Hartwell (community)

Read more: http://www.cornishman.co.uk/Names-new-Newlyn-Harbour-advisory-board-members/story-23055449-detail/story.html#ixzz3FeMQr8YO Follow us: @CornishmanPaper on Twitter |