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BRITTANY FERRIES
www.brittany-ferries.co.uk
Passenger and ro/ro freight Ferry crossings between UK, France and Santander.

BOROUGH OF POOLE
www.boroughofpoole.com
The Borough of Poole is the responsible local authority for the northern part of Poole Harbour and adjoining land. The Council is a Unitary Authority with responsibilities which include the statutory planning function, transportation, environmental protection, coastal protection and emergency planning. The Council is responsible for the preparation of the Local Development Framework including minerals and waste plans, and Local Transport Plans which set out the spatial planning vision and strategy and management of development within Poole.

BOURNEMOUTH-SWANAGE MOTOR ROAD AND FERRY COMPANY
www.sandbanksferry.co.uk
The company operates the "Bramble Bush Bay" chain ferry that crosses the entrance to Poole Harbour between Sandbanks and Shell Bay.

BRITISH PORTS ASSOCIATION
www.britishports.org.uk
An organisation that represents UK ports. BPA members are located throughout the United Kingdom.

CHANNEL SEAWAYS
www.channelseaways.co.uk
Ships goods from the UK directly to Alderney, Jersey and Guernsey.

CONDOR FERRIES
www.condorferries.co.uk
Ferry crossings between UK, Channel Islands and France.

DESTINATION SOUTH WEST
www.destinationsouthwest.co.uk
Destination South West (DSW) is a marketing partnership bringing together Organisations from across the region.

 

DORSET COAST FORUM
www.dorsetcoast.com
Dorset Coast Forum is a partnership of key organisations with a vested interest in the Dorset coastline. It aims to encourage co-operation and dialogue between all users of the coast, encourage the gathering and dissemination of knowledge and carrying out of research and to review existing policies, and working towards the production of integrated policies.

DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL
www.dorsetforyou.com
Dorset County Council is responsible for strategic planning, highways and waste management, in areas outside the Borough of Poole unitary authority. Within the 'planning' section there are a broad range of environmental specialists covering the historic environment, ecology, coast and countryside, landscape and sustainability, waste and minerals, which provide information and advice to both the County Council and the Borough of Poole.

ECOPORTS
www.ecoports.com
The EcoPorts Foundation is a network of Ports and Port related stakeholders sharing environmental experience. A non profit organization, the Foundation was established in 1999 by European ports for the benefit of ports and port communities.

ENGLISH HERITAGE
see Historic England

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
www.environment-agency.gov.uk
The Environment Agency is a regulatory body responsible for managing the water environment in England and Wales. It also has responsibilities for Waste Management, Flood Risk Management, Fisheries, Conservation and Recreation. In Poole Harbour, surface water is monitored according to EU Directives.

 

GBR Match Race Girls
www.matchracegirls.com
The GBR Match Race Girls are one of the top International Women's Match Racing Teams and are determined to represent Great Britain in this exciting new Olympic sailing discipline in 2012. Having gained National, European and World Championship titles, and rapidly risen through the ranks to lead the World Rankings, Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor are a promising prospect for the future of British Sailing.

Golden Arrow Marine Poole
www.goldenarrow.co.uk
Quality Marine Engineering Service and Support. Boats and engine sales, service, parts, repair, refit. The largest marine facility of its kind with 4 branches along the South Coast.

+44 (0) 1202 677387

HAPAG LLOYD CRUISE CO
www.hl-cruises.com

HEBRIDEAN CRUISE COMPANY
www.hebridean.co.uk
Luxury cruise company.

Historic England
www.historicengland.org.uk
English Heritage is the Governments' statutory adviser on the historic environment. It works in partnership with the central government departments, local authorities, voluntary bodies and the private sector to; conserve and enhance and promote the historic environment.

JENKINS MARINE LTD
www.jenkinsmarine.co.uk
Specialised workboats, barges and dredging services based in Poole.

MARINE MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION
www.marinemanagement.org.uk
The MMO are responsible for the administration of a range of applications for statutory licences and consents to undertake works in the tidal waters and at sea in UK waters and beyond; including marine developments, coastal defences, dredging and waste disposal. The MMO have incorporated the work of the Marine and Fisheries Agency (MFA) and acquired several important new roles, principally marine-related powers and specific functions previously associated with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Transport (DfT).

MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY
www.mcga.gov.uk
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is responsible throughout the UK for implementing the Government's maritime safety policy. They work to prevent the loss of lives at the coast and at sea, to ensure that ships are safe, and to prevent coastal pollution.

Maritime Volunteer Service
www.mvspoole.org.uk
Are you looking for a fun, fulfilling and rewarding pastime that will give you opportunities to become involved in the local maritime scene, help others and give you skills that you never thought you would master. Or perhaps you already have those skills and want to use them to help others or simply pass those skills on so that others can benefit from them. If the answer is yes to any of the above then we are the people for you. Please visit our website!


NATIONAL TRUST
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
The National Trust is a charity, that protects and opens to the public, historic houses and gardens as well as industrial monuments and mills. They also look after archaeological sites as well as natural habitats and they own and manage Brownsea Island as well as the adjacent Studland Beach and nature reserve.

NATURAL ENGLAND
www.naturalengland.org.uk
Natural England have the responsibility for enhancing biodiversity and our landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas; promoting access, recreation and public well-being, and contributing to the way natural resources are managed. They have a statutory responsibility to advise relevant authorities as to the conservation objectives for European Marine Sites in England such as Poole Harbour. Natural England advise relevant authorities as to the activities which may cause deterioration of natural habitats or the habitats of species, or disturbance of species for which the site has been designated.

 

Offshore Performance
www.offshoretoys.co.uk
South Coast’s number 1 Sea-Doo dealer for New and Used Sales, service and repairs, parts and accessories. Located within Salterns Marina with Versa Dock berths and storage ashore available.

+44 (0) 1202 707391

PLAN TOURS & PARTNER
www.plantours-partner.de

POOLE HARBOUR AQUATIC MANAGEMENT PLAN
www.pooleharbouraqmp.co.uk

The Management Scheme for the Poole Harbour Special Protection Area (SPA). Its overall aim is: "To promote the safe and sustainable use of Poole Harbour, balancing the demands on its natural resources, minimising risk and resolving conflicts of interest." The Plan looks at ways of maintaining sustainable levels of economic and social activity within the Harbour and its hinterland, while protecting its natural environment. It considers the activities of all those involved in the development, management and use of the Harbour within a framework that facilitates the integration of their interests and responsibilities.

 

POOLE HARBOUR STUDY GROUP
www.pooleharbourstudygroup.org.uk
The Poole Harbour Study Group is made up of a group of individuals interested in the recording of wildlife and other biological and scientific aspects of Poole Harbour. The group acts to centralise and encourage the dissemination of knowledge about the Harbour but remains neutral about planning and other issues involving Poole Harbour.


POOLE HARBOUR TRAILS COMMUNITY GROUP
www.pooleharbourheritageproject.org
The Poole Harbour Study Group research new routes for the Ramblers’ Association and a selction of walks provide access to some stunning countryside and woodland as well as providing wonderful views around the harbour itself.


POOLE MARITIME TRUST
www.poolemaritimetrust.org
The Poole Maritime Trust aims to contribute to the publics understanding of Poole's maritime heritage and that of its immediate surroundings. It has recently formed the Poole Harbour Heritage Project Ltd which as a registered charity, instigates and supports archaeological research related to the Harbour.

 

POOLE QUAY BOAT HAVEN
www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk
We are extremely lucky to have a location to rival that of the Mediterranean. Poole Quay Boat Haven & Port of Poole Marina are both perfectly positioned to offer a base from which to explore Poole Harbour and its surrounding areas.

POOLE TOURISM
www.pooletourism.com
Official tourist office site for Poole - accommodation, events, attractions, eating out, maps, photo album and videos.

POOLE YACHTING ASSOCIATION
No website at present
The Poole Yachting Association is made up of members of sailing, yacht clubs and associations within the Harbour. It also works closely with other statutory Harbour regulators to help minimise conflict between recreational yachting and other commercial activities.

PURBECK DISTRICT COUNCIL
www.purbeck.gov.uk
Purbeck District Council are the local planning authority, determining the acceptability of proposals for new development above the mean low water mark and have a duty to consider their impact on the marine environment.

PURBECK HERITAGE COMMITTEE
https://www.dorsetforyou.com/purbeckheritage
The Purbeck Heritage Committee is a joint Committee of organisations with an interest in the Purbeck region. It was formed to build partnerships between the bodies involved with the conservation, management and enjoyment of Purbeck, raise resources and keep people informed of progress.

 

RNLI
www.rnli.org.uk

Funded by charitable donations, the lifeboat crews and lifeguards of the RNLI have saved over 137000 lives at sea since 1824.

www.poolelifeboat.co.uk

Gives an insight into the vital work of the volunteer crew of the Poole Lifeboat station. Includes part of a TV documentary about the station.


RSPB
www.rspb.org.uk
The RSPB are Europe's largest conservation charity and exists to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife. They are campaigning for comprehensive legislation to achieve better protection of the marine and coastal environment and its wildlife. Around Poole Harbour they own the Arne nature reserve, which annually is home to thousands of wild birds.

SAGA CRUISE CO
www.saga.co.uk
Cruising holidays worldwide including cruises to the mediterranean, caribbean and baltic states.

Salterns Marina
www.salterns.co.uk
5 Gold Anchor Marina. 285 Marina Berths and 75 Swinging Moorings. Visitors welcome. First class facilities including on-site boatyard services, storage, chandlery and 24 hour fuel, can accommodate yachts up to 20 metres.

+44 (0) 1202 709971

SOUTHERN SEA FISHERIES
www.southernsfc.org.uk
The main aim of Southern Sea Fisheries Committee is to Manage, Regulate, Develop and Protect the fisheries within the Southern Sea Fisheries District to ensure the sustainability of the marine environment both now and for future generations.

Shell Bay Marine
www.shellbaymarine.com
Shell Bay Marine offers the closest land/slip storage and moorings available to Poole harbour entrance and the award winning beaches of Sandbanks and Shell Bay.

SYDENHAMS
www.sydenhams.co.uk
Local and independent timber and building suppliers.

The Friends of Knoticat
www.sailing4all.org
A specially converted 9 metre catamaran designed to give everyone the chance to experience the thrill of sailing.

The Friends of Dolphin
www.thefriendsofdolphin.co.uk
Trips for the disabled Poole Harbour Dorset

TRAVIS PERKINS
www.travisperkins.co.uk
Travis Perkins is a leading company in the Builders' Merchanting and Home Improvement markets.

TRINITY HOUSE
www.trinityhouse.co.uk
Trinity House are the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. They provide aids for navigation, to ensure safe passage for vessels in coastal and offshore waters. They annually inspect and audit aids to navigation provided by local port and harbour authorities.

WESSEX WATER
www.wessexwater.co.uk
Wessex Water is the regional water and sewage treatment business serving an area of the south west of England, covering 10,000 square kilometres including Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, most of Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire and Hampshire.

 

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