Shoreham Port were delighted to host their Annual Public & Stakeholders Meeting yesterday evening at Southwick Community Centre. The event has proved popular in recent years and last night was no exception, with over 70 people attending. Those in attendance were a mix of local residents, boat owners and port users.
The evening began with light refreshments and a chance for Shoreham Port staff to make themselves acquainted with guests. At 6.30pm everyone took their seats to hear an introduction and warm welcome from the Port’s Chair Amber Foster, followed by an informative presentation from the Port’s Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn.
The presentation covered a range of important topics including performance results for the year 2017, with an insight into the performance for 2018 to date as well as the outlook for the remainder of the year. There was also an update regarding the development schemes the Port are involved with and community engagement activities.
The presentation was followed by a question and answer session. An array of topical subjects were discussed including the Port’s development plans for the next few years and the Port’s engagement with the public including the five days of boat tours which are taking place in July.
Kirsty McGinn a local resident commented “I would just like to take the opportunity this evening to thank the Port for looking after our students from the Foundation Learning Department as part of GB Metropolitan College. The students have been working with Port employee’s Craig Bennett and Paul Johnson and have had a really rewarding experience volunteering at the Port.
As a local resident, I would like to say the Port are very honest and transparent and really do take the feedback they receive on-board. I come to this meeting every year and am very impressed with how the Port manages itself. Thank you for an informative evening.’
Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port commented “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the Public Meeting last night. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, speaking with members of our community and answering their questions. We had a great turn out and were pleased with the feedback received. We look forward to continuing our engagement with the community over the coming months and specially to hosting our week of boat tours in July.”