Erith Yacht Club
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Erith Yacht Club
Apr 20 2012
As members will be aware there has for some time been an initiative to look at options for possible replacement of the Folgefonn, generally referred to as 'The Project". This page contains copies of information that has been made available to members to enable them to review at their leisure and assist in making any decisions that may prove necessary.
Documents added 18-Nov-08
Documents added 29-Sep-08
On behalf of the Project Committee please circulate the following: -
Next week, 3rd March, contractors will be on site at EYC so that a contamination assessment of the fill can be undertaken, they will identify the areas where samples need be obtained. On 17th March they will bring onto the site all the necessary machinery and plant to carry out this work. This assessment is necessary as it is one of our planning conditions no construction can take place until this assessment is completed (at this time, rightly or wrongly, we have to assume that the club agrees to the new clubhouse).
At the same time a geotechnical investigation will take place where the tenders are stored. We therefore ask members if they would kindly store their dinghies next to their cruisers.
There will be machinery and plant on site and the contractors will be fully briefed so that they comply with EYC Safety and Security policies.
We ask members to be aware of the possible dangers associated with the above work.
Separate funding for his work has been obtained so that our Building Fund remains intact.
The Norwegians have secured the funding for the transportation of Folgefonn to Norway .
The Project Committee has informed them that we are not prepared to transfer ownership or release Folgefonn to them, prior to us reaching a satisfactory agreement of the grant conditions has been agreed between the Local Authority and the membership and suitable temporary accommodation for our members has been arranged.
|From: Keith [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 18 December 2007 23:29
Subject: The Grant conditions and associated discussion.
Double the membership
of the club ? The present cramped conditions for parking boats on the
fill are already outrageously unacceptable. How are we going to provide
enough space for club expansion for the future? The proposal is unacceptable.
Providing access to schools and others?
This is a private club not a public leisure centre. The local authority can want what it likes but we are private and not a philanthropic charity. Not to mention the public liability aspects of persons being on the premises, the idea of schools and others using our slipway as they would a public facility is not acceptable as the club then slips into the public domain. An area to steer clear of as public opinion might then be attracted and drawn to discuss the club in ways that may not be welcomed by our membership. This route is too risky and therefore unacceptable. Although there may be accolades awarded if that day were to come we are not a facility to be part of an Erith Leisure Centre program. Yes the use of schools and others would get in the way of our members using this facility.
Staying discrete. We should not attract too much attention to ourselves over this issue if we wish to remain
private. The risk of going bankrupt or being subject to compulsory purchase orders as a result of default is
increased by accepting this grant.
Theres no such thing as a free lunch and vultures fly here along these riverside properties in this ripe
Available Ships. Perhaps another ship should not be dismissed too quickly or even the idea of refurbishing the hull
of ours in some way might be considered.
Trinity house might be approached for something like this :-
Independence. We should be aware that we may well be sacrificing our independence for the future and taking the first step towards people other than ourselves to be calling the shots when that day comes. I like to see the club the way it is and I believe others may yet have even more valid issues than I have detailed here. I may therefore give serious thought to opposing acceptance of the grant now that I have had more time to consider the implications.
INCISOR (Galion 22)
|From: Valerie Torreggiani
Sent: 06 December 2007 21:26
Subject: FW: Folgefonn
Dear Mrs. Torreggiani
This is a translation of our editorial article in Sunnhordland:
Folgefonn on it's
The museum Hardanger
Fartøyvernsenter has taken interest in getting the
It's no doubt
that it's exciting to get good old "Folgefonn" home again. The
We still have
the opinion that responsible officials have to discuss the
Your weblink has been passed to us by an English lady living in Norway.
I am the Hon.
Secretary of Erith Yacht Club where Folgefonn is moored.
Many thanks, Val