A NEW chair has been given the go ahead to lead a Newlyn advisory group that holds the harbour’s commissioners to account.
At a meeting in the port on Monday afternoon Fiona Thomas-Lambourn was elected for the Advisory Body (AB), which offers external points of consideration and advice to the Newlyn Pier and Harbour Commissioners (NPHC) and is made up of people in the community with an understanding of specific areas in the town.
Also on Penzance Town Council, the chair confirmed the vote was unanimous and added she is pleased the group has moved forward.
“I am delighted that the AB for the NPHC has now moved forward. The gaps that have previously remained in the membership will be taken up and filled,” she said.
She also mentioned the organisation is now set to bring in knowledge for both the arts and inshore fisheries sectors.
But added there were a lot of improvements that need to be made: “We will be robust on our advice for the NPHC in the future and we will expect them to deliver. Much needs to be done at Newlyn Harbour.”
Nigel Davis, also a town councillor, was elected as deputy chair, receiving five votes from a possible seven.