Shoreham Port were pleased to host their Annual Public & Stakeholders Meeting yesterday evening at Southwick Community Centre. Over ninety people attended, including local residents, port users and boat owners.
The evening began with light refreshments and a chance for Shoreham Port staff to introduce themselves to guests. At 7pm everyone took a seat to hear an introduction and welcome from the Chair Stuart Condie, followed by an enjoyable presentation from Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn. The presentation covered a number of important topics including cargo results, updates on development schemes and community engagement activities.
The presentation was followed by a question and answer session. A variety of interesting subjects were discussed such as new development plans for Southwick Waterfront and ideas for improving public access over the lock gates.
Special thanks was given by a local resident from Friends of Hove Lagoon to Craig Bennett, Shoreham Port’s Waste Operative for how clean and tidy the Port has become since his employment.
Sue Johnson from Friends of Hove Lagoon commented “I attended my first Shoreham Port Public Meeting as a West Hove resident and the Secretary of Friends of Hove Lagoon, principally to hear more about the Port’s future plans and to introduce myself to some of the team.
The Chief Executive's presentation was brief, to the point and very interesting. He provided facts and figures about the Port's business over the past year and referred to the 10-20 year forward plan. I found the meeting informative and interesting and I feel that Shoreham Port is genuinely interested in hearing from local residents.”
Another member of the audience added “I come to the meeting every year and always enjoy the event. The staff at the Port are always very friendly and accommodating.
Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port commented “Thank you to everyone who attended our Public Meeting last night. We thoroughly enjoyed speaking with members of our community and answering their questions. We are extremely grateful for the support of our local stakeholders and will continue to welcome their feedback and comments on the future of the Port.”