LETTERSFrom John Fulford, Cowes:
THE Medina at Newport is silting up and a lot of the vertical fendering is being eaten and rotting away.
The public lavatories, built with money from mooring fees, increased specifically for their installation, on Black House Quay, were torn out.
Public Hards, which could be used for general maintenance of boats along the river, are not marked.
There does not appear to be much love for the harbour from the IW Council.
So, I would like to ask: what would the council have against a committee of people who are interested in the harbour and the river (a committee similar to the long-established Wootton Creek Fairways Committee), made up of elected representatives from each of the activities carried out on the Medina and along its banks?
This would take on running Newport Harbour and its long approaches and be allied to the harbourmaster, whose knowledge of the river is extensive and who is the voice of the council.