CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS EASTER 2020

 

2020 is proving to be the most challenging year many of us have faced and the end is not in sight. I would have preferred to have addressed you personally at our AGM scheduled for 11 April but unfortunately we have had to postpone it until later in the year.

 

The sudden Lockdown, 3 weeks ago, was achieved without any major problems in the Hafan for which the PMBHA Committee would like to thank you all.

 

At the start of the outbreak your Committee agreed to work proactively with Cyngor Gwynedd's Maritime Officers and agreed that the protection of life was paramount and mitigating the effect on Berth holders was secondary, but important. We agreed to work together to support these principles.

 

Since the lockdown we have continued to work with Cyngor Gwynedd to look at the mitigation of the effect on Berth holders knowing how important your boats are to you. We do not know the timescales of when the lockdown can be lifted or the stages involved. We also agree that it is in the interests of  all, that Pwllheli remains the place you want to base your boat, both now and in the future.

 

Although the PMBHA can make recommendations and suggestions to Cyngor Gwynedd I must emphasise that the final decisions on fees and charges have to be between individual Berth holders and Cyngor Gwynedd. We hope you will shortly be receiving  communications from the Maritime Officer about them.

 

Easter has formally been  a time when old friendships are renewed and friends go boat 2 boat. Sadly though, not all of our fellow Berth holders will be able to join us next time. All our thoughts, good wishes and thanks for the good times go out to all their families and friends.

 

I would like to thank the PMBHA Committee for their help and support through this difficult period and a special thanks to Jan and Phil Ranner for their many hours of hard work and putting up with my daily 0900 calls!

 

Keep Safe and look forward to calmer seas.

 

David Dewsbury