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News and Announcements

You can find all the latest news and announcements from the River Yealm Harbour Authority below.

River Yealm Harbour Authority


During the forthcoming lockdown from Tuesday 5th January 2021 until further notice it is anticipated that the River Yealm Harbour will remain open. However, the Harbour Authority requests that harbour users adhere to the new Government restrictions in all respects. These may be found at the Government website https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus under Restrictions in England. 



River Yealm Harbour Authority

Election of Mooring Holders’ Representatives

An election is due to be held to elect three mooring holders’ representatives to the Authority for the ensuing three years commencing 1st March 2021. The representatives due to retire are eligible for re-election. Each holder of a current mooring licence may nominate up to three persons. Nominations, stating both the proposer’s and the candidate’s names, and confirming that the nominee(s) is/are willing to stand, should be with the Harbour Office, Newton Ferrers no later than 11th February 2021. A nomination form can be found in the RYHA General Information section or is available from the Harbour Office. An election will then be held on Wednesday 24th February in the WI Hall Newton Ferrers from 18.00 to 20.00 and the names of those elected announced.

River Yealm Harbour Authority

Deputy Harbour Master

Applications are invited for the position of River Yealm Deputy Harbour Master.

The initial employment will be for the period 1st April 2021 until 31st October 2021 with a salary of pro rata £25,000 per annum.

Applicants should have a general knowledge of the Harbour, proven boat handling skills with management and administrative experience.

Applicants should live within 30 minutes travelling time of the Harbour Office.

Closing date for applications 22nd January 2021

Details and application forms are available from the Harbour Office



A letter from an Operations Director of South West Water

For the attention of The Harbour Master

30th November 2020

Dear Sir / Madam
As Wastewater Director at South West Water, one of my main priorities is to reduce the impact of our operation on the environment. We are keen to continue to work closely with our customers and the communities we serve in raising the awareness of the environment and the need to work together in protecting it. This goes hand in hand with us investing in our assets and systems to provide early warning of potential environmental impacts.

For example, we have been investing significantly in remote sensing and automatic notification of events arising from our wastewater network which have the potential to impact the local environment, so that we can respond as quickly as possible to prevent or reduce any environmental impact. We also encourage our customers and stakeholders to raise any concerns about potential events through our dedicated pollutions hotline and this provides us further opportunity to respond quickly to investigate our operation to ensure that we continue to minimise any potential impacts.

In your role as Harbour Master, you and the harbour users you serve will naturally be interested in the local marine environment and are in a great position to raise concerns with us about any potential or suspected deterioration in water quality. I would encourage you and the local mariner community to do exactly this, irrespective of the potential cause. This can be achieved by contacting our dedicated pollutions hotline on 0800 7811403. We self-report pollution incidents, so directly contacting us will ensure that the Environment Agency is notified and, crucially, that there is no delay in our response.

We are committed to protecting our precious and unique local environment and would welcome your help in doing so. This will help to ensure that we and the communities we serve, continue to enjoy the beautiful area in which we live.

If you have any further queries or suggestions, please let me know.
Yours sincerely
Iain Vosper
Operations Director – Wastewater Services and Networks
D: 01392 443967