Covid-19 Bulletin: 4

Thu 26 Mar

Dear Members

Thank you for the feedback we have received, your questions and issues will all be addressed. You will receive answers and updates via the regular Bulletins. The advice and rules we are required to follow are being updated almost daily. Your Covid 19 Management Team meet daily (by Video Conference). We review our decisions, review member feedback, review the latest announcements.

The message is clear, the rules are, stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives. Only leave your house if you need essential supplies, medical emergency, exercise walking running, cycling, essential travel to work.

These rules have guided our decision making and we trust our members believe in behaving responsibly within our community.

A number of members have expressed their concern over security at the Club. We have been considering and addressing what we can and cannot do. One of our main potential weak spots is the Haven entrance. To stop potential thieves entering we are in discussions to erect a boom across the entrance. We have received permission to do this from the Poole Harbour Commissioners. This will certainly help protect this potentially vulnerable area.

We have in the last few months upgraded our CCTV and we are planning to use this more effectively.

We have plans to have a presence at the Club in the evenings undertaking patrols but staying within the rules we are required to follow.

Members are rightly concerned about the welfare of their boats on their berths. The initial request for members to stay away from the Club will be reviewed in two weeks. Please bear with us until then. We hope to be much clearer on the situation. We are planning that a member of the yard team will walk all the pontoons daily looking for potential issues, loose mooring lines, obvious problem with a boat.

The General Committee will meet in full on the 30th of this month (by VC) and review the management group decisions.

I have attached a link to the RYA web site advising on recreational boating.

Our very best wishes stay safe.

Nye Davies