QUAY USERS' ASSOCIATION

At our recent committee meeting we agreed that we now have sufficient funds to repay all the remaining monies owed for the loans to buy the Pill and Quay. This is a significant milestone, and many thanks to all those who lent money and to our members who have paid increased fees. We now have ambitions! That's the trouble with being in charge of your own destiny, and has led us to have a list of items that we would like to spend money on. The first and most important is the repair of the Quay steps and Slip wall, which has a bulge in it. We hope this work will be undertaken before Christmas, and until we have finished we won't know how much this will cost. Once this work is completed we need to build a contingency fund before we start spend­ing, and our plan is to cost the various ideas, agree what we want to do and adjust the fees accordingly, putting this to our members at the AGM in April. Since the last edition of The Pill we have had a young couple living on board a boat in the Pill. This situation was made more problematical when the man was arrested and charged for the break-in and stealing of equipment from the Boatwatch Hut. This, and the coincidence of other burglaries to sheds around the village made numerous villagers very concerned about their own security. Fortunately the couple had intentions of taking the boat to sea and with some assistance were able to move on and were last reported some­where 'down west'. The committee are unanimous in their view that we do not want boats being lived on and are taking legal advice to see what measures we can take to prevent this happening again. This year's berth allocations were all agreed at the commit­tee meeting, and I will be soon issuing the letters and boat stickers. Peter Edwards

Golant Quay Users Association

A meeting of villagers and quay users was held on 17th August 1959. An Association was formed with the object to ascertain once and for all ownership of the rights over the Quay and the use of the slipway. Donations were received and the GOLANT QUAY USERS ASSOCIATION was formed. The first chairman was Mr R Duvollet of Riverview House. Members were able to moor their boats and dinghies inside the Pill on properly numbered berths and a Constitution of Rules was drawn up outlining the do's and dont's for members. At present the Association has 126 members with a Committee of 12. The present Chairman is Peter Edwards Anyone wishing to become a member should write to the Secretary giving address, telephone number and details of the type of boat they wish to moor before the beginning of a new season. Membership and mooring fees run from 1st September to 31st August each year. There is a joining fee for all NEW members. Work is currently in hand repairing the Quay and Slipway and also clearing the path alongside the beach. Anyone wishing to help should contact the Secretary for details. The Committee wishes all present and future members a good boating season. At our recent committee meeting we agreed that we now have sufficient funds to repay all the remaining monies owed for the loans to buy the Pill and Quay. This is a significant milestone, and many thanks to all those who lent money and to our members who have paid increased fees. We now have ambitions! That's the trouble with being in charge of your own destiny, and has led us to have a list of items that we would like to spend money on. The first and most important is the repair of the Quay steps and Slip wall, which has a bulge in it. We hope this work will be undertak­en before Christmas, and until we have finished we won't know how much this will cost. Once this work is completed we need to build a contingency fund before we start spend­ing, and our plan is to cost the various ideas, agree what we want to do and adjust the fees accordingly, putting this to our members at the AGM in April. Peter Edwards
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