Weymouth's ex-harbourmaster warns against new berth for Condor ferries

CONCERNS: Commander Peter Tambling

Weymouth ferry terminal

First published in News by

A FORMER Weymouth harbourmaster claims the port will be shut off to larger visiting ships if Condor Ferries takes over a new berth.

Commander Peter Tambling gave his expert view as discussions continue about the firm’s future operations.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council was landed with a bombshell when it was revealed that it would have to spend millions upgrading harbour facilities to accommodate a new, larger vessel which Condor intends to buy.

The vessel, a high-speed 102-metre long trimaran, can only be accommodated at berth No 1, which needs about £10million spent on it. If the council agrees to do it and has the finance, the work would take about a year and would see Condor leaving Weymouth again.

Only last year the council completed a £4million project to repair berth No 3.

Sensitive negotiations continue between the council and Condor with a view to finding a solution.

Mr Tambling says Condor is worth millions to the economy and should stay in Weymouth but he anticipates problems if it moved to No 1 berth.

This is an outer berth towards the Pleasure Pier usually reserved for visiting vessels such as the Waverley.

Dedicating the berth to Condor with a new linkspan in place would potentially block large vessels from mooring there or from negotiating their way further down as they wouldn’t be able to negotiate the curve of the harbour, Mr Tambling said.

“Weymouth would be closed to all shipping, except Condor,” said Mr Tambling.

He added that any new building works there could affect the structure of the Pleasure Pier which is in a poor state.

He also pointed out that as new piles will have to be driven in for the berth 1 upgrade, a concrete structure on the seabed put in as part of the berth 3 refurbishment would have to be removed.

The Dorset Echo has launched a petition calling on Condor Ferries to think again over its future operations and to maintain a cross-Channel ferry link from the resort.

Hundreds of people are adding their names to the petition, which can be signed online via dorsetecho.co.uk

Paper copies have also been left at local retailers selling the Dorset Echo.

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1:58pm Fri 9 May 14

Preston North End says...

He's right. The harbour is not big enough to accommodate a ship of the size proposed. If Condor does progress with their plan, they'll have to move elsewhere, preferably Portland.
He's right. The harbour is not big enough to accommodate a ship of the size proposed. If Condor does progress with their plan, they'll have to move elsewhere, preferably Portland. Preston North End
  • Score: 8

2:24pm Fri 9 May 14

Tinker2 says...

Is it me? I thought Peter Tambling was a Captain, not a 'Commander' as his last serving rank?
Is it me? I thought Peter Tambling was a Captain, not a 'Commander' as his last serving rank? Tinker2
  • Score: -3

2:45pm Fri 9 May 14

Simon Nicholas says...

I don`t know why the Dorset Echo are printing this "non" story - as far as I aware this gentlemen is not involved in the discussions currently under way between he officers of the council and Condor - I am happy for these to proceed in prvate and will await an official press release from both parties when a decison i made on how to proceed - this article just adds further uncertainty for the sake of it.

Simon N.
I don`t know why the Dorset Echo are printing this "non" story - as far as I aware this gentlemen is not involved in the discussions currently under way between he officers of the council and Condor - I am happy for these to proceed in prvate and will await an official press release from both parties when a decison i made on how to proceed - this article just adds further uncertainty for the sake of it. Simon N. Simon Nicholas
  • Score: -14

3:53pm Fri 9 May 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

Simon Nicholas wrote:
I don`t know why the Dorset Echo are printing this "non" story - as far as I aware this gentlemen is not involved in the discussions currently under way between he officers of the council and Condor - I am happy for these to proceed in prvate and will await an official press release from both parties when a decison i made on how to proceed - this article just adds further uncertainty for the sake of it.

Simon N.
Maybe because listening to an old salt is better than a bunch of desk jockeys in the council who have consistently ballsed everything up it seems? Proceed in private, yes I am sure the council would prefer that, easier to gloss over things when they go bottoms up as always.


This is tax payers money, everything should be on the table for all to see.
[quote][p][bold]Simon Nicholas[/bold] wrote: I don`t know why the Dorset Echo are printing this "non" story - as far as I aware this gentlemen is not involved in the discussions currently under way between he officers of the council and Condor - I am happy for these to proceed in prvate and will await an official press release from both parties when a decison i made on how to proceed - this article just adds further uncertainty for the sake of it. Simon N.[/p][/quote]Maybe because listening to an old salt is better than a bunch of desk jockeys in the council who have consistently ballsed everything up it seems? Proceed in private, yes I am sure the council would prefer that, easier to gloss over things when they go bottoms up as always. This is tax payers money, everything should be on the table for all to see. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 20

4:05pm Fri 9 May 14

MrTomSmith says...

Yes spot on Sigurd Hoeberth. I was interested in the phrase used " WPBC was landed with a bombshell when it was revealed that it would have to spend millions upgrading harbour facilities to accommodate a new, larger vessel which Condor intends to buy" If that is correct then are we all sure we trust Condor? 100% Sure? I am certainly not.
Yes spot on Sigurd Hoeberth. I was interested in the phrase used " WPBC was landed with a bombshell when it was revealed that it would have to spend millions upgrading harbour facilities to accommodate a new, larger vessel which Condor intends to buy" If that is correct then are we all sure we trust Condor? 100% Sure? I am certainly not. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 13

5:15pm Fri 9 May 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
Yes spot on Sigurd Hoeberth. I was interested in the phrase used " WPBC was landed with a bombshell when it was revealed that it would have to spend millions upgrading harbour facilities to accommodate a new, larger vessel which Condor intends to buy" If that is correct then are we all sure we trust Condor? 100% Sure? I am certainly not.
I would demand an iron clad commitment and signed legal contract from Condor, for X amount of years presence at the harbour if the work was to be done, if not...Goodbye.
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Yes spot on Sigurd Hoeberth. I was interested in the phrase used " WPBC was landed with a bombshell when it was revealed that it would have to spend millions upgrading harbour facilities to accommodate a new, larger vessel which Condor intends to buy" If that is correct then are we all sure we trust Condor? 100% Sure? I am certainly not.[/p][/quote]I would demand an iron clad commitment and signed legal contract from Condor, for X amount of years presence at the harbour if the work was to be done, if not...Goodbye. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 17

6:01pm Fri 9 May 14

Simon Nicholas says...

Sigurd Hoeberth - I am truly sorry that I have dared to post something you diasgree with - I had forgotten that you seem to have a view on everything and no other views are allowed.

For the record, the ongoing discussions are of critical importance to the future of Weymouth - Condor however have commercial confidentialities, like all private businesses, which for obvious reasons have to be kept secret at this stage of the negotiations.

When the negoitations are completed, the decision will be made public, and that then is the time for the debate, before a vote can take place, which I dare say will be very vocal.

Its funny that you advocate complete transparency in others, but post yourself under a false name........

I do agree that an iron clad comiitment will be required from Condor, althoyugh that really should not be a problem, as Weymouth remains their preferred port of exiit.

I expexct a barrage of abuse for daring to question you, but I will not be responding further.

Simon N.
.
Sigurd Hoeberth - I am truly sorry that I have dared to post something you diasgree with - I had forgotten that you seem to have a view on everything and no other views are allowed. For the record, the ongoing discussions are of critical importance to the future of Weymouth - Condor however have commercial confidentialities, like all private businesses, which for obvious reasons have to be kept secret at this stage of the negotiations. When the negoitations are completed, the decision will be made public, and that then is the time for the debate, before a vote can take place, which I dare say will be very vocal. Its funny that you advocate complete transparency in others, but post yourself under a false name........ I do agree that an iron clad comiitment will be required from Condor, althoyugh that really should not be a problem, as Weymouth remains their preferred port of exiit. I expexct a barrage of abuse for daring to question you, but I will not be responding further. Simon N. . Simon Nicholas
  • Score: -9

6:30pm Fri 9 May 14

MrTomSmith says...

Simon Nicholas wrote:
Sigurd Hoeberth - I am truly sorry that I have dared to post something you diasgree with - I had forgotten that you seem to have a view on everything and no other views are allowed.

For the record, the ongoing discussions are of critical importance to the future of Weymouth - Condor however have commercial confidentialities, like all private businesses, which for obvious reasons have to be kept secret at this stage of the negotiations.

When the negoitations are completed, the decision will be made public, and that then is the time for the debate, before a vote can take place, which I dare say will be very vocal.

Its funny that you advocate complete transparency in others, but post yourself under a false name........

I do agree that an iron clad comiitment will be required from Condor, althoyugh that really should not be a problem, as Weymouth remains their preferred port of exiit.

I expexct a barrage of abuse for daring to question you, but I will not be responding further.

Simon N.
.
I don't see why you are getting personal with Sigurd Hoeberth he only put his point of view under yours, and strangely enough got quite a few that agreed with his post. He didn't get personal with you at all. Oh and that is not a barrage of abuse, it is my point of view on your post above.

I am afraid I don't go along with this secrecy stuff it's looking like the council were hoodwinked albeit it might be they were outclassed in the boardroom. But, to get them to pay 3 Million repairs and then to say a few months down the line, oh we need 10 Million for a new berth, is quite honestly IN MY OPINION completely out of order.

Now it might well be that there is more to the story, I am well aware of that, but at the moment, this is how I see it. So someone will have to stump up the full story or the public are going to get the wrong or of course the RIGHT end of the stick.

Now that wasn't too bad was it Simon.
[quote][p][bold]Simon Nicholas[/bold] wrote: Sigurd Hoeberth - I am truly sorry that I have dared to post something you diasgree with - I had forgotten that you seem to have a view on everything and no other views are allowed. For the record, the ongoing discussions are of critical importance to the future of Weymouth - Condor however have commercial confidentialities, like all private businesses, which for obvious reasons have to be kept secret at this stage of the negotiations. When the negoitations are completed, the decision will be made public, and that then is the time for the debate, before a vote can take place, which I dare say will be very vocal. Its funny that you advocate complete transparency in others, but post yourself under a false name........ I do agree that an iron clad comiitment will be required from Condor, althoyugh that really should not be a problem, as Weymouth remains their preferred port of exiit. I expexct a barrage of abuse for daring to question you, but I will not be responding further. Simon N. .[/p][/quote]I don't see why you are getting personal with Sigurd Hoeberth he only put his point of view under yours, and strangely enough got quite a few that agreed with his post. He didn't get personal with you at all. Oh and that is not a barrage of abuse, it is my point of view on your post above. I am afraid I don't go along with this secrecy stuff it's looking like the council were hoodwinked albeit it might be they were outclassed in the boardroom. But, to get them to pay 3 Million repairs and then to say a few months down the line, oh we need 10 Million for a new berth, is quite honestly IN MY OPINION completely out of order. Now it might well be that there is more to the story, I am well aware of that, but at the moment, this is how I see it. So someone will have to stump up the full story or the public are going to get the wrong or of course the RIGHT end of the stick. Now that wasn't too bad was it Simon. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 7

6:35pm Fri 9 May 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

Simon Nicholas wrote:
Sigurd Hoeberth - I am truly sorry that I have dared to post something you diasgree with - I had forgotten that you seem to have a view on everything and no other views are allowed.

For the record, the ongoing discussions are of critical importance to the future of Weymouth - Condor however have commercial confidentialities, like all private businesses, which for obvious reasons have to be kept secret at this stage of the negotiations.

When the negoitations are completed, the decision will be made public, and that then is the time for the debate, before a vote can take place, which I dare say will be very vocal.

Its funny that you advocate complete transparency in others, but post yourself under a false name........

I do agree that an iron clad comiitment will be required from Condor, althoyugh that really should not be a problem, as Weymouth remains their preferred port of exiit.

I expexct a barrage of abuse for daring to question you, but I will not be responding further.

Simon N.
.
Yeah Public money dealings kept secret, that's half the problem we have in this country.

You was the one slamming the Echo and the ex-harbour master for DARING to have and publish an opinion, for that alone you deserve some abuse, this is supposedly a free country and a democracy and this isn't Question time.
[quote][p][bold]Simon Nicholas[/bold] wrote: Sigurd Hoeberth - I am truly sorry that I have dared to post something you diasgree with - I had forgotten that you seem to have a view on everything and no other views are allowed. For the record, the ongoing discussions are of critical importance to the future of Weymouth - Condor however have commercial confidentialities, like all private businesses, which for obvious reasons have to be kept secret at this stage of the negotiations. When the negoitations are completed, the decision will be made public, and that then is the time for the debate, before a vote can take place, which I dare say will be very vocal. Its funny that you advocate complete transparency in others, but post yourself under a false name........ I do agree that an iron clad comiitment will be required from Condor, althoyugh that really should not be a problem, as Weymouth remains their preferred port of exiit. I expexct a barrage of abuse for daring to question you, but I will not be responding further. Simon N. .[/p][/quote]Yeah Public money dealings kept secret, that's half the problem we have in this country. You was the one slamming the Echo and the ex-harbour master for DARING to have and publish an opinion, for that alone you deserve some abuse, this is supposedly a free country and a democracy and this isn't Question time. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 16

8:57pm Fri 9 May 14

Micke12 says...

Has there been any movement on the council releasing this so-called contract signed with Condor when berth no.3 was repaired. I have not seen any mention of this contract, and if the contract has not been signed, then Condor can demand all they like, and if they don't get what they want, then they can pull out of Weymouth.

No contract = No breach of contract and that is why Condor are doing this.

I request, no, I demand, that if there was a contract signed at the time of the new works done on no.3 berth, then the council must show it to the tax paying public, if they however, do not have a signed contract, then legal officers and councillors alike should have their heads rolling into the basket and they should be charged with gross professional misconduct and booted out of their offices, without elections, and then a new election occurring imediately, with those dismissed councillors being banned from putting themselves forward as candidates.

This whole debacle seems to be like a scene from Laurel and Hardy.
Has there been any movement on the council releasing this so-called contract signed with Condor when berth no.3 was repaired. I have not seen any mention of this contract, and if the contract has not been signed, then Condor can demand all they like, and if they don't get what they want, then they can pull out of Weymouth. No contract = No breach of contract and that is why Condor are doing this. I request, no, I demand, that if there was a contract signed at the time of the new works done on no.3 berth, then the council must show it to the tax paying public, if they however, do not have a signed contract, then legal officers and councillors alike should have their heads rolling into the basket and they should be charged with gross professional misconduct and booted out of their offices, without elections, and then a new election occurring imediately, with those dismissed councillors being banned from putting themselves forward as candidates. This whole debacle seems to be like a scene from Laurel and Hardy. Micke12
  • Score: 12

12:19am Sat 10 May 14

MrTomSmith says...

Micke12 wrote:
Has there been any movement on the council releasing this so-called contract signed with Condor when berth no.3 was repaired. I have not seen any mention of this contract, and if the contract has not been signed, then Condor can demand all they like, and if they don't get what they want, then they can pull out of Weymouth.

No contract = No breach of contract and that is why Condor are doing this.

I request, no, I demand, that if there was a contract signed at the time of the new works done on no.3 berth, then the council must show it to the tax paying public, if they however, do not have a signed contract, then legal officers and councillors alike should have their heads rolling into the basket and they should be charged with gross professional misconduct and booted out of their offices, without elections, and then a new election occurring imediately, with those dismissed councillors being banned from putting themselves forward as candidates.

This whole debacle seems to be like a scene from Laurel and Hardy.
Can't argue with that, Its a scandal and the Echo are **** footing around the truth. Well the Condor pay their bills with ads and so of course they are going to start a petition, don't believe it's for our sakes. Taking them on nice jollies to Guernsey 17th July 2013 That's fine, I don't even mind that, its the way the world goes round BUT we cannot go on with this ridiculous situation of half the town believing Condor and the other half WPBC. The truth lets see the paper work.
[quote][p][bold]Micke12[/bold] wrote: Has there been any movement on the council releasing this so-called contract signed with Condor when berth no.3 was repaired. I have not seen any mention of this contract, and if the contract has not been signed, then Condor can demand all they like, and if they don't get what they want, then they can pull out of Weymouth. No contract = No breach of contract and that is why Condor are doing this. I request, no, I demand, that if there was a contract signed at the time of the new works done on no.3 berth, then the council must show it to the tax paying public, if they however, do not have a signed contract, then legal officers and councillors alike should have their heads rolling into the basket and they should be charged with gross professional misconduct and booted out of their offices, without elections, and then a new election occurring imediately, with those dismissed councillors being banned from putting themselves forward as candidates. This whole debacle seems to be like a scene from Laurel and Hardy.[/p][/quote]Can't argue with that, Its a scandal and the Echo are **** footing around the truth. Well the Condor pay their bills with ads and so of course they are going to start a petition, don't believe it's for our sakes. Taking them on nice jollies to Guernsey 17th July 2013 That's fine, I don't even mind that, its the way the world goes round BUT we cannot go on with this ridiculous situation of half the town believing Condor and the other half WPBC. The truth lets see the paper work. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 2

11:47am Sat 10 May 14

macca18 says...

Surely Condor should finance the harbour upgrade work if they want use super size ferries.
Surely Condor should finance the harbour upgrade work if they want use super size ferries. macca18
  • Score: 0

2:35pm Sat 10 May 14

weymouthfox says...

Captain Tambling is a man full of knowledge about the harbour and more common sense than all our 36 councillors put together. I would trust what he says about the officers who are well out of heir depth and the councillors who only know how to sell everything off.
Captain Tambling is a man full of knowledge about the harbour and more common sense than all our 36 councillors put together. I would trust what he says about the officers who are well out of heir depth and the councillors who only know how to sell everything off. weymouthfox
  • Score: 6

5:17pm Sat 10 May 14

southwellman says...

Simon Nicholas wrote:
Sigurd Hoeberth - I am truly sorry that I have dared to post something you diasgree with - I had forgotten that you seem to have a view on everything and no other views are allowed.

For the record, the ongoing discussions are of critical importance to the future of Weymouth - Condor however have commercial confidentialities, like all private businesses, which for obvious reasons have to be kept secret at this stage of the negotiations.

When the negoitations are completed, the decision will be made public, and that then is the time for the debate, before a vote can take place, which I dare say will be very vocal.

Its funny that you advocate complete transparency in others, but post yourself under a false name........

I do agree that an iron clad comiitment will be required from Condor, althoyugh that really should not be a problem, as Weymouth remains their preferred port of exiit.

I expexct a barrage of abuse for daring to question you, but I will not be responding further.

Simon N.
.
This country is run by 5 year old morons.. why not take the advice of an old sea dog? After all its advice and not an order.

Just one point. Commander is a lower or same rank as a captain... depending on which service one sailed in.
[quote][p][bold]Simon Nicholas[/bold] wrote: Sigurd Hoeberth - I am truly sorry that I have dared to post something you diasgree with - I had forgotten that you seem to have a view on everything and no other views are allowed. For the record, the ongoing discussions are of critical importance to the future of Weymouth - Condor however have commercial confidentialities, like all private businesses, which for obvious reasons have to be kept secret at this stage of the negotiations. When the negoitations are completed, the decision will be made public, and that then is the time for the debate, before a vote can take place, which I dare say will be very vocal. Its funny that you advocate complete transparency in others, but post yourself under a false name........ I do agree that an iron clad comiitment will be required from Condor, althoyugh that really should not be a problem, as Weymouth remains their preferred port of exiit. I expexct a barrage of abuse for daring to question you, but I will not be responding further. Simon N. .[/p][/quote]This country is run by 5 year old morons.. why not take the advice of an old sea dog? After all its advice and not an order. Just one point. Commander is a lower or same rank as a captain... depending on which service one sailed in. southwellman
  • Score: 1

8:13pm Sat 10 May 14

luffy22 says...

Simon Nicholas wrote:
I don`t know why the Dorset Echo are printing this "non" story - as far as I aware this gentlemen is not involved in the discussions currently under way between he officers of the council and Condor - I am happy for these to proceed in prvate and will await an official press release from both parties when a decison i made on how to proceed - this article just adds further uncertainty for the sake of it.

Simon N.
So you would rather take notice of some pen pushers in the council offices and local business owners who are looking after their own interests rather than an expert who has wealth of knowledge on Weymouth harbour and the results of this pushing ahead with Condors' wishes regardless.

Mr Nicholas, not paying attention to the people with knowledge is the sort of short sighted blinkered approach which has killed weymouth off as a thriving town and left it rotting with very few good jobs and a deserted town centre.
[quote][p][bold]Simon Nicholas[/bold] wrote: I don`t know why the Dorset Echo are printing this "non" story - as far as I aware this gentlemen is not involved in the discussions currently under way between he officers of the council and Condor - I am happy for these to proceed in prvate and will await an official press release from both parties when a decison i made on how to proceed - this article just adds further uncertainty for the sake of it. Simon N.[/p][/quote]So you would rather take notice of some pen pushers in the council offices and local business owners who are looking after their own interests rather than an expert who has wealth of knowledge on Weymouth harbour and the results of this pushing ahead with Condors' wishes regardless. Mr Nicholas, not paying attention to the people with knowledge is the sort of short sighted blinkered approach which has killed weymouth off as a thriving town and left it rotting with very few good jobs and a deserted town centre. luffy22
  • Score: 2

10:17pm Sat 10 May 14

Simon Nicholas says...

I never denied the Captain / Commander did not know his stuff - the initial point I was making was that I wished the Dorsert Echo would leave this issue alone until such time as there was something actually to report. They are however out to sell newspapers at the end of the day I suppose, and it does make a good headline...........

Whilst the point he is making regarding Weymouth being closed to all other shipping if Condor take Berth 1 is no doubt of substance, what other large shipping has Weymouth actually had over the last ten years or so?. All the bulk Channel Islands import / exports went to Portsmouth eons ago, and any "new" shipping business to the area (as well as the cruise ships) goes to Portland Port by default, as it is better set up to handle it.

Mention is made of the Waverley, which Weymouth sees for only a week or so most years. Whilst this vessel is fantastic, iconic, and loads well in good weather, its run by a charity, is very expensive to run and maintain - It would be wrong therefore to rely on them to fill Berth 1 year after year, as they make no secret of the fact that they face a constant struggle to keep it operational.

Unfortunately, without the cross channel business, there is virtually nothing else left , which is why its retention is so important. The harbour was expanded and re-modelled to become a "roll on roll off" Port as long ago as 1974 - vitrtually nothing has been done to it since, and the world has moved on since then - the type of vessel now favoured by Condor (and their considered four very different types in their review) would probably be the type that most other ferry operators would require as well.

You could argue therefore that a 10 million investment now, depreciated over the 15 years commitment that Condor are offering, may well be small fry in the long term, as it would secure Weymouth as a ferry port for many years to come.

As for the council, yes incompetent they have been proved to be, as are most others in the UK. Some would say they are damned either way on this matter though - if they "cave in" to Condor, they will be accussed of wasting tax payers money - however, if they do NOT "cave in", the same people will accuse them of letting yet another ingredient of Weymouth to leave forever and further add to its decline.

Evening all!
Simon N.
I never denied the Captain / Commander did not know his stuff - the initial point I was making was that I wished the Dorsert Echo would leave this issue alone until such time as there was something actually to report. They are however out to sell newspapers at the end of the day I suppose, and it does make a good headline........... Whilst the point he is making regarding Weymouth being closed to all other shipping if Condor take Berth 1 is no doubt of substance, what other large shipping has Weymouth actually had over the last ten years or so?. All the bulk Channel Islands import / exports went to Portsmouth eons ago, and any "new" shipping business to the area (as well as the cruise ships) goes to Portland Port by default, as it is better set up to handle it. Mention is made of the Waverley, which Weymouth sees for only a week or so most years. Whilst this vessel is fantastic, iconic, and loads well in good weather, its run by a charity, is very expensive to run and maintain - It would be wrong therefore to rely on them to fill Berth 1 year after year, as they make no secret of the fact that they face a constant struggle to keep it operational. Unfortunately, without the cross channel business, there is virtually nothing else left , which is why its retention is so important. The harbour was expanded and re-modelled to become a "roll on roll off" Port as long ago as 1974 - vitrtually nothing has been done to it since, and the world has moved on since then - the type of vessel now favoured by Condor (and their considered four very different types in their review) would probably be the type that most other ferry operators would require as well. You could argue therefore that a 10 million investment now, depreciated over the 15 years commitment that Condor are offering, may well be small fry in the long term, as it would secure Weymouth as a ferry port for many years to come. As for the council, yes incompetent they have been proved to be, as are most others in the UK. Some would say they are damned either way on this matter though - if they "cave in" to Condor, they will be accussed of wasting tax payers money - however, if they do NOT "cave in", the same people will accuse them of letting yet another ingredient of Weymouth to leave forever and further add to its decline. Evening all! Simon N. Simon Nicholas
  • Score: 0

1:37pm Tue 13 May 14

Nomalice says...

Having bowed to the wishes of Condor, and spent a colossal amount of taxpayers money, to repair the original berthing arrangement, only to be told we had wasted our money, and that Condor were considering a move to Poole. Why should we trust that company to honour any future agreements,requiring even more taxpayers money to be spent. I trust the experienced voice of Captain Tambling, and suggest Condor move their operation of larger vessels to Portland, where they can easily be accommodated , and leave Weymouth to more suitable, smaller craft,without the need to restructure.
Having bowed to the wishes of Condor, and spent a colossal amount of taxpayers money, to repair the original berthing arrangement, only to be told we had wasted our money, and that Condor were considering a move to Poole. Why should we trust that company to honour any future agreements,requiring even more taxpayers money to be spent. I trust the experienced voice of Captain Tambling, and suggest Condor move their operation of larger vessels to Portland, where they can easily be accommodated , and leave Weymouth to more suitable, smaller craft,without the need to restructure. Nomalice
  • Score: 0

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