Chairman’s Blog – 15th March 2018

In a few days time ,on Wednesday 21st March, the Berth Holders will be holding their Annual General Meeting. Members have already been notified .

It is my intention to stand down as Chairman at the AGM. Various circumstances have made it difficult for me to give the position the input it should have. I am hopeful that someone with closer connections to sailing and the marina will be able to take on this job.

The Berth Holders Association is a valuable and valued link with Port Edgar Marina (PEM) Management. When the marina was in Local Authority control, with management subject to a chain of pressures, Berth Holders had a responsible body to make a case to the highest levels of the City Council.

Things have changed, in that Russell Aitken, PEM’s Managing Director, is approachable and ready to act on customers concerns. Berth Holders are finding it less necessary to go through the BHA . However, far rom reducing the necessity of an Association the enlargement of the marina is making it more necessary .

More organisations with limited marine connections are moving in, including Shapes, and, in summer, the new Restaurant. Port Edgar Marina will serve these organisations but their bread-and-butter will remain the boats which berth here.

Berth Holders need and deserve a combined voice to ensure our priorities get heard.

If you’re not already a member and would like to know more, possibly join us, come to our AGM in the Port Edgar Yacht Club building, 7 p.m. for 7.30, on Wednesday 21st March.
For the meagre sum of £3.00 – join us. Give us your ideas & feedback We’re ready to act.