Introduction regarding the role of the AB
“The role of the Advisory Board is to establish stakeholder representation and a means for Newlyn harbour commissioners to seek views on key issues relevant to stakeholders with particular responsibility of ensuring that stakeholder views are heard at board level.
That representation includes:
– Advisory Board Chair Father Keith Owen
Relationships to a Statutory Harbour Authority like NHPC.
Market research comments from harbour users. (January to May 2020)
2010 Newlyn Harbour Revision Order
Ports Good Governance Guide
Agenda for 14th January 2022
Minutes for 16th December 2021
Agenda for November 11th 2021
Minutes for 20th October 2021
Agenda for 20th October 2021
Minutes 20th August 2021
Agenda for 20th August 2021
Minutes for June 17th 2021
Agenda for 17th June 2021
Minutes for May 5th 2021
Minutes 15th April 2021
Minutes 18th Frebruary 2021
Minutes 18th November 2020
Minutes 21st October 2020
Minutes 16th September 2020
Minutes 15th July 2020
Minutes 20th May 2020
Minutes 19th February 2020
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January 04, 2022
The access road would provide a direct route to Sandy Cove for HGV and other industry related traffic in addition to providing access to the proposed marina development in Penlee Quarry. This would have a significant effect on traffic flow using St Peter’s Hill (Paul Hill).
December 26, 2021
Click for a larger image. Solid blue buildings could be constructed now. When new units on North Pier are constructed businesses on The Strand can relocate; shaded blue outline buildings then developed.
December 20, 2021
This is an artist’s impression of Sandy Cove to give a vision of Newlyn Harbour. The curved breakwater will reduce the impact of storm waves and tidal surges at the same time provide deepwater berths that will cater for much larger fish, sail and commercial vessels who ply their trade […]
Sandy Cove concept for Newlyn Water depth up to three times deeper than inside Newlyn harbour. Existing slip sides lengthened and made solid with careening grids for under 12m boats to dry out. Drawing changes: Actual Syncrolift drawing added; now sideways storage for up to […]
Click to see a larger image. Light green outlines are existing structures. Yellow expansion of North Pier inwards is both flood protection (surface raised) and widened to allow new 10m deep stores. New, gated entrance to fishing industry section; free parking for shoppers at the Co-op! Moveable loading […]
Hello, l am Tony Pearce, l’ve worked in the fishing industry for 45 year’s as skipper and owner of trawlers and crabbers. I currently live in Trewellard, prior to that l owned a smallholding at Botrea where l reared cattle and pigs.
I am retired now and have been for 10 years but still play a active roll in the fishing industry where I mend trawls for visiting vessel’s including my son Brackan’s boat the modern stern trawler, Spirited Lady 111. I also assist visiting Scottish prawn trawlers with any problems they may have while in Newlyn.
I am looking forward to taking a active roll in Newlyn Harbour Commissioner’s Advisory Board.
Being brought up in Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole, I became a marine engineering apprentice and serviced the Newlyn vessels between 1990-1997. I saw the boom and bust, the tuna wars, the recession and decommissioning. During this time I helped tow boats in and out of Holman’s dry dock for both the Trinity House Pilot and the harbourmasters of Newlyn and Penzance. I left Newlyn and worked as a factory maintenance engineer. After I was made redundant, I joined Pendennis shipyard in Falmouth for 9 years, maintaining machinery, and the varied vessels belonging to the yard, and the company’s associates.
I was chosen to manage their boatyard in Penryn, where I would move customers’ boats around the pontoon systems, supply cranage and general maintenance, so I was heavily involved with the yachting and leisure industry.
I’m currently the Chief Engineer on the Cornwall IFCA Patrol Vessel ‘Saint Piran’, which keeps me up to date on the developments for reducing the emissions of UK shipping starting in 2025, and what the ports may require to service these future demands.
After seeing the Falmouth Working Boats fishing under sail, sailing has become my hobby, which ranges from windsurfers up to 40 tonne Pilot cutters,
I am currently the Rear Commodore of Training at Penzance sailing club, where I own a racing dinghy and small gaff cutter. I am also a member of the St Ives Jumbo Association and a keen supporter of the Cornwall Maritime trust.
Keith Owen has worked extensively with local government and statutory agencies for over 30 years.
He has been a Lead Chaplain in the NHS and chaired committees for Health Authorities, Education Departments and latterly the Standards Committee of Penwith District Council.
He is also currently chair of CTIPA, the charity behind the FoodBank, The Breakfast Project for the Homeless and Street Pastors, and St. Michael’s Housing Society, an organisation providing homes for young families and elderly persons throughout Penzance.
He works as a staff member of the Penlee Cluster of Churches with responsibility for Newlyn.
Nick has more than 45 years experience in the fishing industry from establishing merchant and processing companies and from spending a very short time attempting to be a fisherman. Introducing mechanical grading machines and opening up the markets in Spain for Newlyn fish were firsts in the 1980’s.
Reviving Cornwall’s traditional pilchard fishery by rebranding the fish as “Cornish Sardines” with Marks and Spencer in 1998 and founding the Cornish Sardine Management Association resulted in renewed investment in vessels and onshore processing by many Cornish companies.
Though semi-retired he still oversees the manufacturing and marketing of “The Pilchard Works” brand of tinned fillets to Waitrose and wholesalers in the UK.
Other experiences gained through being a Board member in industries from tourism to pet food manufacturing or as a Newlyn Harbour Commissioner should help the AB form and recommend ways to implement a Long Term Development Strategy for the port.
Newlyn’s location within the new UK fishing area offers unique opportunities for its vibrant community to finally benefit from new investment.
Representative from Penwith Town Council.
Richard Adams is a specialist fish merchant and owner of the fish restaurant, Argoe.
I have been involved with fisheries management throughout the inshore waters of Cornwall since 1987. Having worked extensively from Newlyn harbour myself and knowing many fishermen who use its facilities, I have gained a broad understanding of the workings of the port, its current services and facilities.
I am a director of Seafood Cornwall Training and I am an active member of the South West England Fishing Safety Forum. I firmly believe that Newlyn has the potential to stand head and shoulders above any other fishing port in England, providing all the necessary facilities required by fishing vessels working in southwest English waters, together with a first class auction market for the vast range of fish and shellfish that are landed to the port.
I am aware of how important a thriving harbour is to the wider Newlyn community, as well as to many businesses throughout Cornwall and further afield, and I wish to see significant plans and investment for the harbour area that make it all happen.
I live in Newlyn, having moved here when I retired. I am Chairman of the Cornish Pirates, having been appointed in 2016.
I am also Treasurer and trustee for a number of local Trusts and Charities. I am the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Penzance.
Prior to retirement, I was a partner in Ernst & Young (EY) in London as a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Information Security Manager.
Hopefully I bring a lot of experience in business, board membership and projects to the AB in the long term strategy.
I worked for 15 years as a fisherman and skipper on vessels up to 21m, mainly from Newlyn.
As a teacher in Secondary and Further Education I specialised in maths, English and IT, and am currently teaching part-time at Penwith College.
My website, Through the Gaps has since 2008 championed the local and wider role fishing communities have to play in providing the UK with an ethically and sustainable caught food supply.
As a priority, I would like to see much more done by all concerned to portray the industry as an incredibly rewarding, and worthwhile career option where every individual develops a wide range of practical skills, environmental and geographical knowledge together with a positive can-do attitude with all the life-skills benefits that follow.