March 2013 – Marina Update
As from 1st April 2013, we are introducing a new scheme:
Should you be planning to spend a period of time away from your berth and you have completed a Notification of Berth Vacancy form. You could accumulate 10% of the cumulative total of visitor dues taken for your berth, should the berth be used during your absence. The cumulative amount at the end of the financial year would be discounted from the following year’s harbour dues.
Please complete the 'Notification of Berth Vacancy form, available from the Harbour office, Dockmaster office or on on-line via the 'Booking Berths' page then place in the provided post box outside the Dockmasters office to enable easy posting of your form before your departure.
In order to ensure that visiting tradesmen and contractors follow best practice and are insured we require all visiting tradesmen to Ramsgate Harbour to complete a tradesmen’s application and be issued with an annual licence. You, as a berth holder, will be responsible to make any contractor you employ aware of this requirement.
Applications are available from the Harbour or Dockmasters Office at the current annual cost to the contractor of £28.56 inc. vat (01/04/2013) (Please note that this does not include parking). The contractor will be required to provide a copy of their public liability insurance for £5million.
For our customers who use the boat park facilities we would like to make you aware of recent changes:
Vehicle parking – only 1 vehicle per vessel being worked on will be permitted to park in the boat park with the prior permission of the Dockmaster. The vehicle must display a valid parking permit and be parked adjacent to your vessel.
Entry gates – a new code lock controlled pedestrian gate has been fitted and this is to be used unless you need to take one vehicle, as above, into the working area. The Dockmaster will provide entry gate codes to those who hold a current harbour pass, day ticket or permit to work.
We would also like to remind customers who place items in the boat park you must again have prior permission from the Dockmaster with the items being clearly identifiable, if not they could be removed and disposed of.
TDC will carry out parking enforcement measures where parking restrictions are breached.
We would like to remind our customers, berthed in the inner and outer west marinas, which are not connected to the new Meter Macs system; you will need to continue to take your supply via a metered lead, which are available from the Harbour Office. May we remind you that anyone found to be plugged in without the official lead will be invoiced at the weekly visitor rate and unplugged.
The marina Terms and Conditions state that all permanent berth holders must demonstrate that they are covered for £1m third party insurance. This is for everyone’s benefit. There still appears to be a few berth holders that are not providing a copy of their vessel insurance cover. To avoid a request letter at the set administration charge of £21.00, we would ask that the information is supplied to the Harbour Office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
Would anyone who witnesses fly-tipping in or around the harbour please assist us by recording any details such as registration numbers and advise the Harbour Office.