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HARBOUR MASTER APPLICATION DETAILS
Mevagissey Harbour Trustees

Vacancy – Harbour Master

A vacancy for the position of Mevagissey Harbour Master has become available.
Prospective candidates should meet the following requirements;

A good level of practical marine experience.
Live in or be willing to locate to within the Parish of Mevagissey.
Owing to the nature of the work be physically fit and healthy.

Salary – Negotiable dependant on experience.

Written Applications and full CV to be received by 18/02/2015

Addressed to; Mr. C. L. Gilbertson. Clerk to the Trustees. (HM Application)

Harbour Office, Island Quay, Mevagissey, Cornwall. PL26 6QQ.

Written Applications and full CV to be received by 18/02/2015

Addressed to:

Mr. C. L. Gilbertson
Clerk to the Trustees.
(HM Application)
Harbour Office
Island Quay
Mevagissey
Cornwall
PL26 6QQ

Job Description Harbour Master

To be familiar with all the Harbour Acts 1774,1862,1888,1892 and 1964 Harbours Act, and any subsequent legislation as the Marine and Coastal Access Act.

Be conversant with the following codes of practice:-

Port Marine Safety Code
Port Waste Management Plan
Port Operations Policy
Port Pollution Clean-up policy
Trust Port Review and Modernising of Trust Port
Open Port Duty
Attend meetings as indicated by the Trustees ie:- S.W.R.P.A.
Safety meetings with MCA
Get involved with groups such as F.L.A.G. etc where funding is possible.

Main Duties:

The general running of the Harbour which includes, but is not restricted to, the following:-

Moorings:

Monitoring vessels entering and departing the harbour.
Allocating moorings to fishing vessels.
Maintaining the pleasure boat waiting list and allocating moorings as and when the owners reach the top of the list.
Maintain the moorings of the premier mooring holders.
Allocate seasonal moorings for pool and outhauls.
Maintain the visiting and outhaul moorings.

Buildings:

Maintain all the buildings on the harbour curtilage, which include:

Light house [interior and exterior]
Lofts
Aquarium [interior and exterior]
West Quay buildings [interior and exterior]. This includes the bait store, Numbers 1 & 2 chill stores, ice bunker, and the loft above.
Jetty hut.
Harbour Office [interior and exterior].
East Quay loft.

Harbour Walls:

Maintain all Harbour Quays, piers, wharves and slipways.
Check all access ladders and steps; ensure fit for purpose.

Cleaning:

Check bins are emptied daily, quays and wharves swept, and organise the skip emptying.
Organise emptying of waste oil tank and disposal of hazardous substances.

Lifting Equipment:

Daily checks on all cranes and fork lift.

Jetty Crane,
No 1 crane West Quay
No 2 crane West Quay
Portable diesel / hydraulic crane.
Fork Lift.
Daily checks on temperatures of chill stores, bait store, ice plant; responsible for calling in maintenance engineers.

Car Parking:

Check and maintain the car park ticket machines
General checking of car park surface and all road markings, and signage.

Safety:

Checking of safety rails around the harbour.
Lifebuoys
Fire extinguishers
Trip hazards.
In charge of any pollution clean-up operations and liaise with the correct organisations. + logging any such event.
Lighting of quays.
Checking with organisers of events around the harbour for compliance with safety issues and insurance.
Annual talk to pupils at Mevagissey School on general harbour safety.

Aquarium:

Responsible for the operation of pumps, beach seawater filter, and general running maintenance.

Office:

Work on new projects as directed by the Board of Trustees.
Work with the Clerk on finding grant aid to assist with the cost of new projects.
Maintain a daily log of events.
Maintain daily cold store and ice plant log.
Maintain monthly safety records.
Keep monthly bulk ice records and prepare for invoicing.
Maintain landing dues.
Maintain pleasure boat waiting list.
Write accident reports in the event of accidents, and liaise with Insurance Broker, MCA, MAIB as considered necessary.
Order general supplies for maintenance around the harbour.
Maintain mooring records. Fishing and pleasure.
Rent out summer moorings space.
Make out annual planned maintenance list.
Write monthly report copy to each Trustee and Clerk, + copy for Parish Magazine.
Write annual News Letter.
CCTV system.
With Clerk assist with all annual mooring accounts.
Employ seasonal staff, and organise rotas for Clerk.
Direct Maintenance Staff in their daily and weekly routines.
Maintain the Hazardous Waste Management Report on an annual basis.

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Details courtesy of the Harbour web site.

News from the Jubilee Hall: January 6th 2015

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(via Mike Mutton, Jubilee Hall, Mevagissey)

With the New Year now upon us, can we please ask secretaries of the various organisations within the village to make use of the Village Diary, kept at Moore’s Greengrocers, to record forthcoming events.  This reduces the chance of too many events clashing.
The Neighbourhood Plan Group are holding further meetings at the Jubilee Hall, both tomorrow, Thursday January 8th, between 7.30pm and 9pm, and on Saturday, January 31st between 10.30am and 2.30pm. Those who are interested in finding out how this is progressing are invited to attend, with any ideas and views.

Mevagissey FC first eleven are in action on Saturday, January 10th with a ‘home’ match against Bude in the East Cornwall Premier League Division One. The match ball is sponsored by On The Rocks, and the kick-off is at 2.30pm.   The Duchy League Division 4 team does not have a match this weekend.

There is a Quiz Night in aid of Mevagissey Youth Club on Saturday, January 10th at the Jubilee Hall, commencing at 7.30pm. The quiz-master on this occasion is Mike Mutton.  As usual, the charge is £3.00 per head, with everyone invited to bring their own drinks and nibbles.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available during the interval, when the raffle will also be drawn.

Church services next Sunday include Morning Prayer at St Peter’s Church at 9.30am, whilst at St Andrew’s Church, there is Family Worship at 10.45am, led by Mr N Tregonning.

This correspondent would like to take the opportunity to wish his opposite numbers who contribute to the ‘Down Your Way’ section within the Cornish Guardian area, a very happy New Year.

(via Mike Mutton, Jubilee Hall, Mevagissey)

THE LOST GARDENS OPEN FOR CHARITY

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“The Lost Gardens of Heligan once again opens its gates in aid of local charities on Boxing Day 2014 and New Year’s Day 2015. Whilst no garden admission charges are made on these special days, visitors are encouraged to make a minimum £2 per person donation to this year’s nominated charities.” [read more]

 

News from the Jubilee Hall: 2 December 2014

Another successful quiz night was held on Saturday, this time the Christmas Quiz in aid of the Friends of Mevagissey Surgeries, who had created a party atmosphere in the hall.  An enjoyable evening ended in a victory for the ‘Hangers On’ team. A sum of nearly £250.00 was raised, and thanks go to all who supported this event.

There is a Christmas Bazaar, hosted by the Mevagissey Committee of Cancer Research, at St Andrew’s Church Hall on Thursday, December 4th, between 10am and 12 noon.  Amongst other things on offer, there will be a book stall, cakes. bric-a-brac and Christmas decorations and gifts. Refreshments will be available.  All are welcome.

The Youth Club are holding a Table Top Sale on Friday, December 5th, from 10am.  Anyone interested in booking a table at £5.00 should contact Anne-Marie on 842011.

St Peter’s Church are holding ‘Cribfest’ from Friday, December 5th until Sunday, December 7th. The school will be in church on Friday morning, after which all are invited to come and see a delightful display of cribs and nativity scenes, including those from the school and homemade. Hours of opening are 12 noon until 4pm on Friday, 10am until 4pm on Saturday and from 11am until 3pm on Sunday. Tea and coffee and mince pies will be available.

On Friday, December 5th, there will be a ‘Christmas Evening’ at the Museum from 6pm until 10pm.  There will be fun for all, and entry is free. The Mevagissey Four will be entertaining with carols and seasonal songs; there will be story-telling; a children’s Christmas trail around the museum; a children’s craft table.  Drinks and mince pies will be available.  For further information, please contact Gordon Kane on 843105.

Mevagissey FC are in action on Saturday, December 6th, with the First eleven at home to St Austell in the East Cornwall Premier League, Division 1 game.  The Second team visit High Street in the Duchy Division 4.  Both matches kick-off at 2.30pm.

The village Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6pm on Saturday, December 6th, on the harbour. This will be preceded by a parade from the Fire Station starting at 5pm.  There will be lots of entertainment with music from 5pm until 9pm.

Mevagissey Male Voice Choir, Mevagissey Ladies Choir and Charlestown Primary School Choir will be together in concert at St Andrew’s Church on Saturday, December 6th at 7.30pm.  Tickets, priced at £6.00, are available from the post office, and on the door.

Church services on Sunday, December 7th, the Second Sunday in Advent, include Holy Communion at St Peter’s Church at 9.30am, and at St Andrew’s Church at 10.45am.

 

There is still time to book a place for the Jubilee Hall Christmas Luncheon, to be held on Monday, December 8th at 12.30pm.  The traditional Christmas fare, with all the trimmings and tea or coffee, will cost just £8.50.  Anyone interested should contact Audrey Wakefield on 842257.

Mevagissey Feast Week Committee are holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 9th December 7.00pm at Mevagissey Activity Centre.

Please come along and support your festival, give us your views or ideas. All Welcome.

On Wednesday, December 10th, there is a meeting at Mevagissey Activity Centre at 7pm when an outline of what is involved in the Neighbourhood Plan will be given.  All are welcome to come and give ideas and views.

 

News: 25 November 2014

There was a good turnout for the Christian Aid Quiz Night on Friday, and an enjoyable evening saw a narrow victory for the Latecomers team.

On Friday, November 28th, the Open Doors Club will be welcoming St Austell Follies, who will be entertaining at St Andrew’s Church Hall, from 2pm.
St Peter’s Church Christmas Bazaar is at Mevagissey Jubilee Hall on Saturday,November 29th, from 10am until 1pm. A variety of stalls will be on hand;  please do come and support this early Christmas event, and maybe pick up some gifts.
Another early Christmas event takes place at the same venue later in the day when the Friends of Mevagissey Surgeries will be holding their quiz night with a Christmas theme. This commences at 7.30pm. Mike Mutton will be putting the questions; the cost is £3.00 per head.  All are welcome to bring their own drinks and nibbles, although tea and coffee will be available during the interval, and mince pies will probably be not far away!  The Christmas Quiz always has a party atmosphere, so please set your video recorders and come out for an evening with live entertainment.
Mevagissey FC are in action on Saturday, November 29th, with the first eleven involved in an East Cornwall Premier League Division 1 game at home to Roche. The Duchy League Division 4 team visit Godolphin Atlantic Reserves.  Both matches kick-off at 2.30pm.
November 30th is Advent Sunday, and there is a Holy Communion service at St Peter’s Church at 9.30am and Family Worship, led by Mr John Keast, at St Andrew’s Church at 10.45am.
The Jubilee Hall Christmas Craft Fayre will be held at the hall on Sunday, November 30th from 2pm until 5pm.  Anyone wishing to book a table, if not already done, should contact Denise Mutton on 842291.
There is a Christmas Bazaar, hosted by the Mevagissey Committee of Cancer Research, at St Andrew’s Church Hall on Thursday, December 4th, between 10am and 12 noon.  Amongst other things on offer, the will be a book stall, cakes. bric-a-brac and Christmas decorations and gifts. Refreshments will be available.  All are welcome.
There is still time to book a place for the Jubilee Hall Christmas Luncheon, to be held on Monday, December 8th at 12.30pm.  The traditional Christmas fare, with all the trimmings and tea or coffee, will cost just £8.50.  Anyone interested should contact Audrey Wakefield on 842257.

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On Friday, November 7th, the Entertainers, plus special guests, are presenting For the Fallen, a show with songs and sketches from the two World Wars.  Tickets, priced at £5.00 are available from the Post Office, the Surgery or at the door.  The proceeds from this show, which is being staged at the Jubilee Hall starting at 7.30pm, will be split between the Jubilee Hall and towards a bench in memory of Tony Woodforth. All are welcome and invited to bring their own drinks and nibbles, and to wear period dress if they so wish.  Do support this very worthwhile cause; the Entertainers always put on an evening to remember!

The Youth Club, who meet at the Jubilee Hall on most Friday evenings during term time, are looking to recruit children over the age of seven to join in.  The evenings run from 7pm until 9pm.  Further information can be obtained from Carole on 01726 65736 or Anne-Marie on 01726 842011.
The Remembrance Day Service will, this year, be at St Peter’s Church at 9.45am followed by a service at the War Memorial with the laying of wreaths.

The WW1 Commemoration ‘Sing Along and Poetry’ which had been due to be held on Sunday evening at St Peter’s Church, has, unfortunately, been cancelled.

The Women’s Institute have a meeting on Tuesday, November 11th in St Andrew’s Church Hall, commencing at 1.45pm. Through the Eyes of Rosamund Pilcher is the subject of a talk by Vivienne Robinson.  All are welcome.  Further information can be obtained from Pam on 01726 843603.

The next meeting of the Open Doors Club is on Friday, November 14th at St Andrew’s Church Hall, when a short talk about Mevagissey’s Neighbourhood Plan has been arranged.  The meeting starts at 2pm and will be followed by tea and coffee and biscuits, plus a raffle.

On Saturday, November 15th, the Youth Club are organising a Table Top Sale at Mevagissey Jubilee Hall from 10am.  Anyone wishing to book a table at a cost of £5.00 per table, can contact Anne-Marie on 842011.

Hello world!

It seems appropriate to have the first blog post of the new site be “hello world”, with its connections back to the very start of social networking.

Today I am starting on rebuilding the Mevagissey Web site embracing the new title of Mevagissey Hub that has been in use for several months now on Facebook, and which better reflects the mood and purpose of the beast.

I’m not entirely sure where I’ll end up, other than in Mevagissey. But I’m sure it will be a fun journey.