Saturday, May 27, 2006
WHAT A CALAMITY!
I am not aware of any official notification that the Balmoral and the Waverley will no longer be allowed to dock at Swanage Pier. However, I understand an accident involving the Balmoral there last Summer has led to a disagreement over insurance claims for the necessary repairs.
The door to the Jurassic Coast from Swanage pier has been closed. Another blow to tourism, another step backwards, another opportunity squandered.
It seems the problem is financial. Swanage Town Council or Purbeck District must see the need for financial support for proper maintenance or insurance cover; even if the Council accepts no responsibility or recognition of the pier’s value to tourism. Surely it is not beyond their means to get the Dolphin pier replaced or repaired? The argument over insurance can follow. Keep the boats coming sooner rather than later.
Posted by Postman2 at 10:52 am