SHS Ltd Statement- COVID 19- Wednesday 3rd June 2020

SOLVA HARBOUR SOCIETY Ltd Notice to Members (Number 1/2020).

Subject Covid 19.                                                                                                              3 June 2020

Introduction: Following the First Minister’s Announcement on easing of lock down measures on 29th May 2020 the Committee have agreed the following actions which comply with the ‘Stay Local’ and ‘maintain social distancing guidance’ as laid out, in law, by Welsh Government Legislation.

Information from RYA Cymru has also been considered. Leisure boating is permitted wef 1st June 2020 provided that it takes place within the five-mile regulations for staying local and activities can safely be undertaken without risk.

The SHS Committee have therefore approved the following for members who live within five miles, have paid their dues and have a 2020 sticker on their vessels. Members and others who live more than five miles away should not use the Harbour at present.

SMALL CRAFT, CANOES, KAYAKS AND BUBBLES:

  • Small craft may be launched from Sand Quay only with effect from 1400 hrs on Wednesday 3 June 2020.
  • Boats which can be launched include those on running moorings and centre harbour moorings. Moorings and running moorings must be checked, and fit for purpose.
  • Members using their boats must be able to maintain social distancing and be from the same household. Boats must be able to be launched and recovered on a trailer or trolley.
  • Small craft should not be launched from Trinity Quay.
  • Bubbles, canoes and kayaks may be launched only from Trinity Quay.

MATTERS RELATING TO LIFT IN: 

  • It is not possible to comply with safety guidance to enable lift in to take place at the present time due to cross infection risks, the safety of the lift team and access to the crane from Carmarthen.
  • However, owners of the 36 large vessels on the hard standings may access their boats to carry out repairs and maintenance to prepare their vessels for launching at a later date. Stay Local and Social Distancing must be observed, only members of the same household may work on the same boat.
  • The boat lift will not be able to take place at the beginning of June, and the position will be reviewed after the next release of Welsh Government Guidance on 19 June 2020. The Committee will keep matters under review and respond appropriately when regulations change.
  • Members maintaining boats should not park on the Quay, but should drop off necessary equipment and material.

SWIMMING:

  • Members and local residents may swim when it is safe to do so.

CAR PARKING:

  • PARKING on the Quay will only be permitted for local fishermen due to the shortage of space, the need to maintain emergency access and to prevent accidents and damage.

TOILETS:

  • Toilets on the Quay will remain closed to members and the public due to infection control requirements until further notice. It is not possible to ensure the necessary level of hygiene and infection control in public accessible toilets.

SAFETY:

  • Members should wear life jackets and take the necessary safety precautions for local area sailing and boating. All boats should be seaworthy and tide and weather considered. All members should exercise due care and report any issues to the Harbour Master.

ACCESS TO THE QUAYS:

  • The Stay Local and Social Distancing Rules apply at all times. The Quays are private property belonging to Solva Harbour Society Ltd and therefore access to the Quay for leisure activities and boat launching is limited to members and their families who live within 5 miles and local residents of Solva. The public cannot pay a fee for launching from the Quays as use is restricted to members only with a valid boat sticker. The public footpath remains open for transiting the Quay.
  • Visiting yachts and vessels are not permitted to land at Solva Harbour until further notice. Vessels from outside the area may only access the Harbour in an emergency. The Harbour Master and Coastguard will manage such matters.

CAFÉ ON THE QUAY:

  • The Committee will liaise with the operator of the Café to ensure that regulations are observed and the necessary safety arrangements are in place for agreed service provision.

SUMMARY:

During the Covid 19 pandemic SHS Ltd will follow Welsh Government Guidance and take steps to enable a phased reopening of full activity by SHS Ltd and Members on the Quay when it is safe to do so according to regulations.

The Chairman, Vice Chairman and Acting Secretary meet weekly to review matters and to ensure stewardship of the Quay and liaise with the Committee by email. Updates and revisions will be notified as they occur.

This special guidance has been approved by the Committee on 3 June 2020. All other health and safety rules remain in place.

Covid 19 has not gone away and remains a very serious, and potentially fatal, threat to each of us, our family and our Community. The Government has made it clear that further imposition of lock down measures will take place in the event of case numbers rising. If we all comply with the advice we will, hopefully, get back to the new normal as soon as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation.

David Phillips, Chairman Solva Harbour Society Ltd.

Dr Iain Robertson-Steel, Vice Chairman Solva Harbour Society Ltd and Covid 19 lead.

SOLVA HARBOUR SOCIETY LIMITED, TRINITY QUAY, SOLVA, PEMBROKESHIRE, SA62 6QU

e-mail:  sboa@btinternet.com   Trinity Quay Tel No: 01437 721220       Co-op Reg No: 8385

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How to contact the SHS Ltd

Day to day items to do with boats, moorings, security, damage and maintenance should be raised with the Harbour Master on Mobile 07974 020139 Or  when in use 01437 721725 or e-mail  anthonyevans@smuggit.com

Any other SHS matters between the hours of 10 am and 4.30pm to either

The chairman Dai Phillips Mobile 07494 853642 or e-mail phillips824@btinternet.com   or

The Vice-chairman Iain Robertson-Steel Home Tel 01437 721232 e-mail robertsonsteel@btinternet.com

And by e-mail sboa@btinternet.com or letter to:

 Solva Harbour Society Ltd,  The Boat House, Trinity Quay, Solva, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6QU.

A received response will be sent and the subject will be discussed at the next committee meeting, these are usually held once a month.

Co-operative Benefit Society

As agreed at the AGM in March 2019 the committee have submitted our application to the FCA for the SBOA to become a CBS under the name of The Solva Harbour Society Limited. When incorporation is confirmed a sub-committee will be formed to confirm the committee’s recommendations for a new set of Bye-laws to replace the present Constitution. Copies will be sent to members and an EGM will be called to ratify them.

Solva Harbour Society Ltd seeks to appoint a Clerk.

The post has become vacant on the retirement of the longstanding Secretary, David Taylor.

Brief Purpose of Post – Clerk: To manage the day to day administration of Solva Boat Owners and the administration of the Annual General Meeting, monthly Committee Meetings, weekly operational meetings and to work with the Committee and Treasurer to ensure that all fees, dues and accounts are settled. The Clerk will produce Minutes of all meetings and maintain records. Membership of the Society not essential.

If you would like to find out more about this important role, please contact us at:        sboa@btinternet.com

Junior Members

The Association is down to only 1 Junior members. Junior members are the future of the Association. We ask members to encourage their children aged 11 to 18 to join.

 Lift In 2020

The lift in for Saturday 11 April 2020 has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus Guidelines and will be re-arranged when the Government gives us the all clear. Boat owners are to ensure that their vessels are secure and they follow the guidelines on social distancing when at their boats. We will keep those boat owners involved in the lift in informed.

Boat Insurance

When we get back to normal the committee will resume randomly checking the validity of members boat insurance. Visitors presently show their insurance to the Harbour Master before they are allowed to moor/use their vessels in Solva harbour.

Café on the Quay

Louise looks forward to welcoming people to the Café when the restrictions are lifted

Moorings

All visitor’s moorings will be checked by the Harbour Master when the present restrictions are lifted. Members are reminded that they are responsible for the integrity of their moorings

Finance

At the AGM in March 2020, Bevan & Buckland were again appointed as our Auditors. Our finances are in a healthy position and we still have a good contingency fund in case of emergencies and a maintenance fund to keep our property in good order.

Committee’s areas of Responsibility

With the retirement of Dave Taylor as secretary the committee has agreed to devolve areas of responsibility.

A list of the devolved areas will be displayed on the SHS notice board in the Boat House and in the members area of the Website

Maintenance

General maintenance will continue when we come out of the present situation and will include finishing off the skimming of the west end of the Life Boat shed, Painting and repair of the shed doors, Maintenance of the Canoe/Kayak racks and general garden work around our property.

NOTICE BOARD

LIFT IN  for those who requested will take place on Tuesday 21 JULY 2020 under the present Government guide lines.

No parking on Trinity quay, Sand quay or foreshore boat park until lifting operations are completed.

Toilets will remain closed on Trinity Quay Foreshore toilets are open

 

On the 29 April 2020 became the SOLVA HARBOUR SOCIETY LIMITED

At present all contacts remain the same.

 

 Solva Harbour Society Ltd.

Post of: CLERK (Administrative and Operational)

Solva Harbour Society Ltd seeks to appoint a Clerk.

The post has become vacant on the retirement of the longstanding Secretary, David Taylor.

Brief Purpose of Post – Clerk: To manage the day to day administration of Solva Boat Owners and the administration of the Annual General Meeting, monthly Committee Meetings, weekly operational meetings and to work with the Committee and Treasurer to ensure that all fees, dues and accounts are settled. The Clerk will produce Minutes of all meetings and maintain records.

Membership of the Association not essential

If you would like to find out more about this important role, please contact us at:

sboa@btinternet.com

DIARY DATES FOR 2020

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  • The St Davids Lifeboat Norah Whortley will visit Solva Trinity Quay on Wednesday 19 August 2020 at approx 1830hrs (Weather and Operational  requirements permitting]. Only SHS Ltd car badge holders allowed to park on Trinity Quay.

  •  Solva Harbour Society Ltd.

    Post of: Clerk to the SHS Ltd.

    Solva Harbour Society Ltd seeks to appoint a Clerk.

    The post will become vacant on the retirement of the longstanding Secretary, David Taylor in early 2020.

    Anybody interested in this position and requires further information should contact the Association via our e-mail sboa@btinternet.com.

  • Water to the Foreshore Boat Park is available.

  • Boat  Lift In will take place on Tuesday 21 July 2020 for those who requested lifting.

  • Toilets on trinity closed until further Government guidelines Corona Virus.

POLITE NOTICE FOR ALL USING TRINITY QUAY

Quay signs

The policy of the Association is that all dogs must be kept on leads whilst on the Associations property and are not allowed in any part of the clubhouse. Dogs are allowed on the balcony under supervision.

ALL DOGS ARE TO BE KEPT ON LEADS WHILST ON TRINITY QUAY.

To save any embarrassment we urge you to keep your dogs on leads whilst on SBOA property.

Your cooperation in these matters will be appreciated by all