Southwold Harbour Management Committee (HMC) was established in July 2021, following agreement and previous reports to the Southwold Harbour Lands Joint Committee and East Suffolk Council’s Cabinet. The HMC acts in the best interests of the harbour and Southwold Caravan Site, to ensure their long-term sustainability and success.
The HMC consists of 9 Members and they meet on a bi-monthly basis. HMC meetings are held in public and the majority take place at a venue in Southwold. In exceptional circumstances, the HMC may, by law, exclude members of the public from all or part of a decision-making meeting. There are various reasons that the HMC, on occasions, has to do this and examples are because a report contains information relating to an individual, information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular person or information relating to any consultations or negotiations.
The HMC meeting papers are shared with the Southwold Harbour Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) for its feedback and recommendations. The Chair of the SAG is invited to attend all HMC meetings and is invited to contribute to items of business on the agenda that are open to the public, which ensures that the HMC is aware of the view points of all interested parties.
The HMC consists of 9 members, 5 are East Suffolk Council Cabinet members and 4 are co-opted members. The 5 Cabinet members were appointed following a skills matrix exercise. The co-opted members were appointed following a selection process to assess the skills and expertise that they could bring to the HMC.
Councillor David Ritchie, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Planning and Coastal Management (Chairman)
Councillor Maurice Cook, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Resources - (Vice Chairman)
Councillor James Mallinder, Cabinet member with responsibility for the Environment
Councillor Craig Rivett, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member with responsibility for Economic Development
Councillor Letitia Smith, Cabinet member with responsibility for Communities, Leisure and Tourism
David Gledhill - Co-opted member
Alistair MacFarlane - Co-opted member
Richard Musgrove - Co-opted member
Mike Pickles - Co-opted member
Should you wish to contact the co-opted members, please email our Democratic Services team.