Hornet News

HSSC WEEKLY UPDATE - Friday15th January 2021

From the Club Sec

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I hope you are all managing to stay safe and well during this current lockdown period. I plan to keep the weeklies going as long as I have updates to share with you.


Police Barracks Conservation Project – Update 1. Please follow the link.

STAFF FUND - Sincere thanks to all members who have generously contributed towards the Staff Fund. I am delighted to report that a total of £2000 has been gifted so far - thank you. We will keep the fund open until the end of Jan before making the distribution to staff. If you would like to make a donation in recognition of the exceptional service that we receive from all of our staff, and you have not yet done so, then please make a bank transfer to Sort Code: 30-93-56 Acct No. 00592213 with the reference Surname/Initial/Staff Fund.

TIM HEALE PODCASTS – Tim has recently interviewed five Hornet members covering some of their life experiences – these not to be missed interviews include: Steve Holliman, Andy Phenna, Richard Stokes, Becky Walford and Stewart Velzian with more to follow. To listen to the Podcasts go to the link below.

SUPPORT TO MEMBERS – As for the previous lockdown periods, if members living locally are isolated and require any help or assistance please contact the office and we will endeavour to support you.

CLUB OFFICE – we aim to keep the office manned Mon – Fri 0900 – 1600 should you need to call or alternatively send an email.


The following measures are in place until further notice:

The marina is now closed. As recreation and leisure are not permitted under the new regulations, we do not consider it appropriate to allow routine access to the marina.
All planned boat lifts, mast and engine lifts are postponed until further notice.
The Marina staff will continue to carry out daily rounds to check the safety and security of all boats. On request, the Marina staff will also access the internal cabins (subject to availability of keys) to carry out further inspection or actions should a member feel this is required. This service is offered free of charge to give members peace of mind that their boat is in a safe condition. If the Marina staff require a member to visit their boat for essential safety reasons the Club Secretary or Marina Manager will be in touch to arrange the visit.
Any requests by members for access to their boats (in the marina or on lay-up) should, in accordance with Government direction, be for essential purposes only, and should be directed to the Club Secretary.
Members may request access to their boat for themselves, for contractors, or for marina staff to undertake activities which are essential to maintain compliance with their boat’s conditions of insurance.
Contractors will be able to continue to work on site – all contractors are to be booked in through the Club Secretary and not direct with the MGS staff.

We would like to reassure you that rounds will be carried out on a daily basis (Mon – Sun) by the marina staff – you will only be contacted if you request an additional level of safety/maintenance checks or if we feel you need to visit to carry out an essential safety related task.

The MGS are operating at full strength and will continue to carry out routine security patrols of the outer marina pontoons and marina perimeter. This, together with the additional security lighting added last year, has significantly improved the security of the site.

Whilst it is up to individuals to comply with the Government’s coronavirus legislation (see link below), we ask members not to turn up at the site unexpected as you will not be allowed entry.

Best regards,

Arty Shaw