New Commissioners, Upcoming Christmas Events & New Saltmarsh Recharge Licence

New Commissioners

We have the great pleasure of welcoming two new members to the Lymington Harbour team, firstly Captain Alison Towler Royal Navy.

Alison has spent most of her life living on or near the water. She served for 30 years in the Royal Navy as a logistics and legal officer both at sea and ashore in diverse management, advisory and adjudication roles. Alison is an experienced sailor and RYA Yacht Master (Coastal). She assists the cruising committee at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. We’re pleased to have her onboard with us.

Not to mention, we’re also very pleased to announce that Keith Lightbody will be joining the team.

Keith fills a vacancy with that will arise on the 1st November 2017 for a Commissioner with a commercial marine background with experience in working with marine safety management systems. Keith is a member of both the Royal Lymington Yacht Club and Lymington Town Sailing Club, helping with safety on the river including Wednesday Junior Sailing, Junior Regatta week, and other yacht club events.

The Commissioners are pleased to welcome Alison and Keith to the team and look forward to working with them to continue to develop the harbour for the benefit of users and the local community.

Christmas in the Community

Santa on the Quay (17th December)

Festive celebrations on Lymington Town Quay will return for a fourth year running on Sunday 17th December from 2pm – 5pm.

Late Night Shopping, Christmas Lights and Carols Around the Crib  (24th November)

Christmas market stalls will be selling their wares from 4pm until 8pm on the High Street, including a number of festive stalls by local organisations, raising funds for local charities.

Oakhaven Santa Dash (10th December)
Leave the sleigh at home and take part in this 3k fun run, walk, hop, skip or jump – whatever you fancy!

New Saltmarsh Recharge Licence

Between 2014 and 2017 Lymington Harbour Commissioners undertook a three-year trial to beneficially use mud dredged from the river to recharge an intertidal area in a bay within ‘Boiler Marsh’ where the saltmarsh has been lost through erosion. To achieve this, dredging barges navigate close to the marsh where they directly discharge their loads.

The plan was to create an unconfined intertidal reef within the bay that will provide shelter to the marsh from wave action or a source of sediment to feed the marsh in the immediate vicinity. It is hoped that by reducing the amount of wave energy reaching the marsh in this area, this will slow down erosion.

Contact Lymington Harbour
info@lymingtonharbour.co.uk
01590 672014

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