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News - 21/05/18

Annual Report 2017-18 published and Public Meeting agenda

The Annual Report for 2017-2018 has now been published and is available to view and download from CHC’s website. 

View the CHC Annual Report 2017-2018 

The Harbour Master and Chief Executive’s Annual Summary of the Report focuses on six key issues that will form the framework for the presentation at the Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, 24th May 2018 at 1900hrs at The Sugar Store, Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina. 

Read the Harbour Master’s Annual Summary 

There are several major issues, challenges and opportunities facing Cowes Harbour and the Isle of Wight. At the Annual Public Meeting, the Harbour Master’s presentation will be based on the six key points highlighted in his Annual Summary (see above). The main focus will be on the current priority to agree urgent solutions for maintaining shipbuilding and marine employment sites with good harbour access in the Medina. Unless the Island delivers solutions, we are in real danger of losing Wight Shipyard, Aluminium Marine Consultants and their skilled marine jobs. This situation may result in the end of shipbuilding in Cowes and on the Island. The presentation will also provide an update on the East Cowes Regeneration and Outer Harbour Project and its linkages to marine employment.

We are pleased also to share a recent video made by Wight Shipyard, which highlights the great work being done by this East Cowes shipyard.

We look forward to seeing a good turnout of Cowes Harbour stakeholders at the Annual Public Meeting, and importantly, support for this key issue of marine industry, skilled marine jobs, and the Island’s future economy. The Sugar Store bar at Shepards Marina will be open and serving drinks from 1800hrs on the day, so do come along ahead of the meeting to enjoy an evening drink on the waterfront.