Help needed moving rocks to kick off Herm harbour improvements

HERM ISLAND has requested help for moving rocks as it gears up to begin significant investment in its harbour next year.

Boats moored in Herm Harbour. (26122564)
Boats moored in Herm Harbour. (26122564)

Following seasonal feedback from the boating community, plans have been put in place to improve Herm Harbour, which includes laying six to eight new swinging moorings to the south east of Hermetier, as well as a new ground chain in the same area for visiting yachts in a £10,500 upgrade.

Herm Island’s hospitality director Craig Senior said they were now looking for volunteers to come and help them to move as many rocks as possible to begin work on the area.

‘Rocks have accumulated in the harbour over the years so we will be moving as many as we can,’ he said.

‘Tom Rawlings, the Herm skipper, is leading the project and Justin De Carteret from Herm Oysters has already offered similar support. If there is someone with a spare digger, who is free to offer help, then any help as always is gratefully received.

‘We would also welcome potential support through sponsorship of the buoys should anyone be interested.’

Other Herm Island plans for 2020 include inspecting and replacing or fixing current chains in the harbour, plus reinstating the chain closest to the harbour wall.

‘We’re also looking at a partial refurbishment of the campsite area, focusing on offering disabled toilets, family changing facilities and landscaping improvements,’ he added.

‘We’re looking into the possibility of relocating the shop in the Mermaid courtyard and increasing the under-cover seating area, [as well as] refurbishments to the Fisherman’s Cottage kitchen.’

Two new self-catering cottages, Rosaire and Bramble, are now also open to bookings.

Moorings will be taken out at the end of October 2019 and available again from 1 April 2020.

All work on the harbour is expected to be completed by the start of the new season.

. Anyone who wishes to help is asked to email

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