The committee of the Brough Bay Association exclude local residents from being full members of the association for their own ends. Even people who have lived in the village all of their lives have been told that they cannot join. They also pretend that they own all of the land at the Bay, but this is untrue. The deeds clearly show a section as belonging to the company Brough Bay Ltd. Between 2009 and 2011 the chairman of the association caused untold trouble in the village and was visited by the police several times.