Whitstable Harbour Board

The board provides strategic direction for the harbour, including land and property in accordance with Canterbury City Council policies.

The board has 10 members, seven local councillors and three independent members. It meets approximately every six weeks, and  meetings are open to the public, except when confidential items of business are being discussed.

Board members

Cllr Brian Baker
Cllr Michael Dixey
Cllr Robert Jones (Chair)
Cllr Bernadette Fisher
Cllr Colin Spooner
Cllr Ian Thomas
Cllr Pat Todd
Sue Budden
Paul Moore
Peter Steen
Cllr Ashley Clark (reserve)
Cllr Alan Baldock (reserve)

See full committee details – including future meeting dates, agendas and minutes.


The harbour has to comply with many statutory and good practice requirements. It is assessed regularly, and specific audits are undertaken for:

  • Port Marine safety code
  • Navigation aids
  • Health and safety
  • TRANSEC (regulation of transport security)
  • Financial procedures

Strategies, plans, reports and policies



Whitstable Harbour – Pontoon Berth Application

Published: Wednesday 15 August

Three berths on the harbour’s pontoon are to become available from April 2019.

South Quay Shed Redevelopment. Update.

Published: Tuesday 07 August

Exciting times ahead for redevelopment of the South Quay Shed at Whitstable Harbour.


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