Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Virtual - Online meeting. View directions

Contact: Corporate and Community Services  01271 388253

Note: If you wish to attend the Special Harbour Board meeting please email by noon 4th May 2021. This will be a virtual meeting and will be conducted in line with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. Please be aware that when you take part in a virtual meeting your phone number and/or your email address will be visible to councillors and officers of North Devon Council attending the committee but will not be visible to members of the public or others. This is required to allow you to be identified on Microsoft Teams, the software used by the Council to hold virtual committees, and will not be used for any other purpose by the Council. For more information, or to exercise your rights, please see 

No. Item


Virtual meetings procedure - briefing and etiquette

Chair to report.


The Corporate and Community Services Officer outlined the virtual meeting etiquette and procedure to the Board members and Officers present. 


The Corporate and Community Services Officer confirmed who was in attendance.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Campbell.


Declarations of Interest

(Please telephone Corporate and Community Services to prepare a form for your signature before the meeting) Items must be re-declared when the item is called, and Councillors must leave the meeting if necessary)




Councillor Wilkinson declared a personal interest as the candidate proposed to be offered the position of Independent Harbour Board member was a good friend.


Appointment of an Independent Member to the Harbour Board pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Report by the Harbour Master, (attached).


The Board considered the Appointment of an Independent Member to the Harbour Board report (circulated previously) by the Harbour Master.


The Chair outlined the interview process that had been undertaken on 7th April 2021 at Ilfracombe Harbour and both candidates were of a very high calibre and had conducted themselves very well throughout the interview.


The Harbour Master added that the candidate, Mr Thomas, who was being recommended to be offered the position of Independent Member to the Harbour Board, had a very sound maritime background with extensive knowledge of the marine world.


RECOMMENDED that Council approves the appointment of Mr Nigel Thomas as Independent Member of the Harbour Board until 20th July 2025.