6 July 2012

On the eve of a wet summer’s day, Shoreham Port successfully held its Annual Public Meeting to enthusiastic and responsive community members and local residents. 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. 

The Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn, presented highlights throughout the past year and reflected on the Port’s achievements to date. Key issues included the minimisation of the Port’s carbon footprint through endeavours of solar  energy, the vast array of developments on both arms of the Port, stimulating the local economy by providing jobs and investing back into the community through engaging with local schools, groups and associations. Rodney Lunn noted that “whilst it has been a difficult time in the economic environment, Shoreham Port is doing well and moving forward with a positive outlook for the year ahead”.

Giving community members an opportunity to voice their views is the key driver at the Public Meeting. A variety of questions were raised from shingle movements on the sea floor, to improving disability access  across the locks, abandoned vessels and queries about the potential off-shore wind farm.

Upon conclusion of the meeting, canapés and refreshments were served, as well as more informal and relaxed discussions between attendees and Shoreham Port’s senior management and board members. A regular attendee of the Public Meeting, local resident Mark Flower said “it is the best meeting of its kind that I attend each year. Well presented and well organised – an evening I always look forward to”.

The date and location of the Public Meeting for 2013 will be announced in the coming months. Shoreham Port values your feedback and is always looking at ways to improve. Please email any comments to mmulcahy@shoreham-port.co.uk or telephone 01273 589 100.

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