We started our COMMUNITY RESILIENCE plan, led by Sue Guy. Sue will circulate our thoughts to all members and would welcome feedback before finalising our plan. People were particularly concerned about the risks of flooding and erosion of sea defences as well as how we might better look after our neighbours if we were faced with a safety issue.
We also got an update on the HARBOUR GATEWAY project (aka Blair’s Garden). We are going for a single artist option and, if we can secure funding, will commission Gardner Molloy to work with us to create a piece called The Creel Loaders.
Su Nuttgens asked for help to manage and maintain the garden at Colvin St, adjacent to the play garden. More information to follow!
1 April 2014
Come to our next meeting for an update on our COMMUNITY RESILIENCE plan and for a chance to join in our forthcoming projects including:
- Estate Inspection – tell ELC what you want fixed
- Fishermen’s Monument – liaise with contractors to get the monument re-coated
- Lobster Paving – we need a leader for project to pave an area next to McArthur’s Store, to include a carved lobster
- Harbour Gateway – a new sculpture marking the way to the Harbours (formerly known as Blair’s Garden project)
- Sunny Dunny Sea Surf Afternoon – join the planning team for this fun day planned for Civic Week 15th June 2014
and much more!
The Dunbar Shore and Harbour Neighbourhood Group has supported Dunbar Rotary Club and the RNLI in the creation of a memorial bench at Castle Gate, Victoria Harbour. Dr Badger was a much respected medic and doctor to the RNLI in Dunbar for decades.
A member of the group designed the bench and worked with other group members to support the contractors. A special thank you goes to AG Thomson who did all preparation works for the site.
The seat was built by Jason Hoffman of Stone Inspired www.stoneinspired.com. The build was difficult because not only do the walls curve, but they also align in elevation. The paving is set out in a modified Fibonacci curve, like a shell and is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
If you visit the site and look closely, you will see a beautifully carved reminder of Dr Badger’s contribution to Dunbar – thank you to Gardner Molloy for this wonderful work. www.gardnermolloy.co.uk
THE SEAT WILL BE FORMALLY COMMEMORATED ON 22ND MARCH 2014 AT 11AM……..EVERYBODY IS WELCOME!
We will try hard to post minutes on this site as soon as they are available. For the sake of completeness, we attach missing minutes from 2013. Our apologies!
At our AGM on 18th February, we revised our constitution to embrace recommendations from East Lothian Tenants’ and Residents’ Panel that references to ‘auditing’ of accounts should be removed. Our accounts will now be ‘inspected’ by ELC. A copy of our revised constitution can be found below.
Constitution 1 Rev a
February saw the election of a new committee for the Dunbar Shore and Harbour Neighbourhood Group. Rodney Thomas, who has been a great stalwart of the group, has moved out of Dunbar and did not stand for re-election but we are delighted to say that all other committee members were nominated, seconded and re-elected.
Liz Curtis, a resident at Cromwell Harbour, kindly offered to take up a place on the committee. A vacancy remains for a tenants’ representative.
- Chair Pippa Swan
- Vice Chair Sue Guy
- Hon Secretary Ian Dane
- Treasurer Brian Cox
- Member Alasdair Swan
- Member Mike Shaw
- Member Joan Johnson
- Member Liz Curtis
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We had a really well attended meeting on 18th February. You can find the report for AGM on this site which will tell you what we have been up to all year.
We elected our committee for 2014 and set out our preliminary plans for the year. It should be fun, so do please enjoy the read and join us if you can!
Minutes AGM&Open 18.02.14
Our committee is newly elected each year and any of our members is eligible to stand. Elections take place at our AGM which is normally held in February of each year.
Committee members for 2013 are:
- Pippa Swan Chair
- Sue Guy Vice Chair
- Brian Cox Treasurer
- Ian Dane Hon Secretary
- Alasdair Swan Member
- Mike Shaw Member
- Joan Johnson Member
- Rodney Thomas Member
We don’t have any organised beach cleans until Easter now but do please feel free to take a bag with you when you walk on the beach and pick up what you can. There is ALWAYS lots of junk after a storm – it can be amazing what you find!
ELC will pick up any rubbish you leave in/beside any of their public waste bins during their normal weekly collection which is currently on a Monday.
If you fancy leaving a note on our Facebook page to show us what you found, that would be great!
Dunbar’s East Beach on Facebook