On Saturday 14th October, twenty people took part in a litter collection day inside Shoreham Port’s basin. The volunteers included members of three local angling clubs, local dog walkers and other members of the Southwick community.

The group were very successful, managing to collect in the region of 32 black rubble sacks as well as collecting two mounds of lost commercial rope and netting in just one and a half hours of work.

The volunteers were enthusiastic about the cause and wanted to highlight the importance of picking up litter in the local area as well as bringing attention to the Angling Trust’s national campaign to encourage anglers to take five minutes at the end of fishing to pick up litter and dispose of it in the correct way.

The Angling Trust’s campaign has been running for nine years and is currently being relaunched in the hope that anglers will further support the need to keep the environment free from litter.

Julian Seaman, Harbour Master/Director of Marine Operations at Shoreham Port commented “It is great to see the community get together to support the Port in its efforts for a cleaner, litter free environment. A big thank you to all that took part and well done for all of your hard work!”

Reg Phillips, a local angler who attended the day commented “It was a great day. We were so pleased that the weather was on our side so that we were able to go ahead with the event. I think the turn out and the amount collected really shows how much the community respects and cares for its marine environment.” 

2016 Annual Report Timeline

Work begins on converting lights around the Port to LED energy efficient bulbs

Port staff are reminded of the importance of safety in the workplace with a thought provoking talk from Proud 2b Safe

Port assists Southwick Cricket Club and Shoreham Academy with the purchase of new cricket nets for the community

Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn is elected as Chairman of the British Ports Association

Community gathers to welcome HMS Shoreham back to the Port

Port thanks customers at annual raceday at Fontwell Park

Hundreds enjoy unique behind-the-scenes boat tour of the Port

The new wind turbines become fully operational

Port staff help complete Mile Oak Primary science bus project

Port celebrates prestigious environmental award for investigating and responding to an odour and oil seepage in the sea at Portslade Beach

The Engineering team successfully replace the sluice valve at the south east corner of the Prince Phillip Lock

Shoreham Port shows it support to Brighton & Hove City Mission Food Bank as their chosen Christmas Charity for 2016

Shoreham Port Speed Limit