5 July 2013

Local residents and port users joined together this week to learn about developments at Shoreham Port at their Annual Public and Stakeholder’s Meeting. The meeting was very well attended with much of the local community turning out to learn about their local Port and to talk to the team.

James May, Chairman opened the meeting and handed over to Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive, who delivered a comprehensive presentation. The presentation informed the community about the range of new cargoes the Port has been handling, increased environmental awareness and renewable energy schemes, coastal protection work, current projects and future opportunities for the Port.

The meeting is an important event for the Port, as it allows residents and port users to meet the management team, express their views, ask questions and learn more about present and future developments. Many residents asked questions at the end of the meeting and there was a valuable exchange of information. Areas of concern for local residents, such as noise pollution were raised and the meeting provided a useful forum to share views and ideas for moving forward. Feedback from local residents is highly valued by the Port and the meeting provided an opportunity for lengthy discussions with a broad cross section of the community. 

Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port commented “We are extremely grateful to all who came to the Public Meeting to voice their thoughts and contribute their suggestions towards the successful running of the Port. We take the feedback and concerns of our stakeholders very seriously and appreciate their frustration over matters raised. Although some issues cannot be resolved overnight, we are working hard as a team to assist and support our local community and will continue to do so”.

Beryl Ferrers-Guy, Southwick Traders added “Once again the local community have showed continued interest in the area. The debate was robust and the Port management team were able to satisfy most queries made. Congratulations to the Port for being so open and transparent”.

A local resident added “We were particularly interested to hear that 1,400 people work on the Port, much more than we thought.  Those jobs are important and so is the vital role to the British economy.  Well done for being commercially viable, it is testament to the skill and abilities of your team”.

Shoreham Port values your feedback and is always keen to hear from the local community. Please email any comments to korchin@shoreham-port.co.uk or telephone 01273 589100.

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