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Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners’ Update – May 2023

Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners’ Update – May 2023

Following the monthly Board Meeting of Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners (NP&HC), here is an update on the latest developments at the Port.

NP&HC has bid farewell to two of its long-serving Commissioners, whose terms of office have reached their natural conclusion: Vice Chairman, Kevin Bennetts and Paul Corin, who have been in post since 2010 and 2011, respectively.

“Kevin has been a stalwart supporter of the Port of Newlyn and the Cornish fishing industry in every way, and is well-known throughout the County for establishing and operating Consols Oils,” explains NP&HC Chairman, Rob Wing. “The Commissioners wish Kevin all the best and thank him for the huge contribution he has made to the Port as well as for his vision in terms of its future potential.

“Paul is a beam trawler skipper who has brought a wealth of industry experience to the Board,” Rob adds. “We thank him for his invaluable knowledge and insight, and wish him well in his continuing fishing career.”

The Commissioners will be interviewing potential candidates to succeed Kevin and Paul shortly, and the outcome of that process will be announced in due course.

The Commissioners await WSP Limited’s report on viable options for the development of Sandy Cove slightly later than anticipated as a result of contractor delays. WSP Limited is due to present to NP&HC within the next six weeks.

“These are exciting times for Newlyn as we work towards fulfilling the potential of the Port to sustain it for future generations,” concludes Rob Wing. “As I prepare to stand down as Chairman after 12 years as a Commissioner and five years at the helm as Chairman, I am delighted to welcome marine lawyer, Gus Lewis as Chair Elect and Anthony Hoskin, a Newlyn fisherman, fishing boat operator and fish merchant, to the role of Vice Chairman.

“I would also like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all stakeholders within the Port, to mark the Coronation of King Charles III by wishing him a successful reign. We were proud to welcome the then Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to Newlyn on a sunny day last summer and hope to welcome their return as His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort at some point in the future.”