Port pontoon officially opened

The first phase of a project to attract cruise ship passengers to Berwick has been completed.

Thursday, 6th December 2018, 1:35 pm
Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP opens the new pontoon at Tweed Dock watched by Alan Irving (CEO Port of Berwick), Scott Ferguson (Berwick Harbour Master) and Andy Richardson (Chairman of the Harbour Commissioners).

A landing pontoon at Tweed Dock, built with a £2million grant from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), was opened by Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan on Friday.

She was invited to cut the ribbon by Berwick Port Authority, having worked to support chief executive Alan Irving and his team in their bid to the CCF.

She said: “This is a great day for Berwick and for the port. The addition of the new pontoon is such a wonderful new asset for our town.

“It was a pleasure to welcome the Minister here last April to make the announcement of funding, and it is an even bigger honour to be asked to open the new jetty. It is another example of new investment into Berwick and is a credit to Alan Irving, Andy Richardson and the team, and the finished result Iooks fantastic.”

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The MP also paid tribute to Bill Parkin and the team from SWP Engineering, who were responsible for fitting the pontoon to its moorings.

She was also taken to see the pontoon from the river.

Pictured, from left to right, are Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Alan Irving, harbourmaster Scott Ferguson and Andy Richardson, chairman of the harbour commissioners.