Non-native Plant & Marine Species Workshop, 8 March

The Medway Swale Estuary Partnership, together with the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, will be holding a FREE non-native plant & marine species workshop on Friday 8th March, 9.30am – 12pm, at the Innovation Centre.

To book a space, please e-mail: andrea.griffiths@kent.gov.uk

January Crime Update

Happy New Year and I hope while the snow is on the ground that everyone has their charts  and pilot books out, planning and scheming for the summer. Here is the latest crime update from the beginning of 2013:

  • 1-5 Jan Three thefts of fuel in containers from Swale Marina total cost about  £400
  • 7-8 Jan Theft of 250 litres of diesel from a boat on a mooring in Faversham Creek. No details of method transport, i.e. boat.
  • 9-10 Jan Theft of an 8′ GRP Dinghy from Strood Pier area.
  • 11-12 Jan Theft of Zodiac inflatable, Honda 15hp  and Johnson 3.3hp outboards

PC David Lavender
Kent Police Marine Unit

Lookout Queenborough!

Queenborough Harbour Lookout

Queenborough Harbour Lookout: photo Ted Ingham

Queenborough Harbour Trust has installed a portacabin on top of a container at Crundells Wharf to give a better view of their moorings than the old harbourmaster’s office in the creek. What next, will they be getting a ladder?

Visit QHT on stand E142 at the London Boat Show

Extraordinary boats wanted

A request from friends in France: “We are organizing a boating event in Deauville in July 2013 focusing on innovation and ecology. The aim is to bring together solar boats, hydrogen motors, kite boats etc and present to a large audience the vessels of the future.”

If you are interested in this event, please contact me and I will pass on your details.

Tony Lavelle, MSBA Secretary