20 January 2014

Shoreham Port continues to expand and grow, and with our local community overlooking the Port, our trust status is vital. Operating as a Trust Port means that alongside commercial objectives, Shoreham focuses on projects and schemes which benefit the local community and economy. This is achieved through a number of different mediums and developments throughout the year such as charity donations, community projects and work placements, including apprenticeship schemes.

To deliver successful community projects Shoreham Port has been working in partnership with Southern Rail on a station enhancement scheme to improve Southwick Station for the benefit of the community and Southern Rail Passengers. The recent Poetry Competition was the second community project the Port has run since the partnership began in 2012.

After the successful completion of the competition, the team at Shoreham would like to invite members of the local community to a Poetry Launch in Southwick Station at 11am on Friday 24th January. The launch will be held to celebrate George Mower’s winning poem taking pride of place on the station wall. The morning will begin with a welcome from Shoreham Port’s Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn, followed by the grand unveiling of the winning poem. There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the team from Shoreham Port and other poets from the competition.

Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port commented “We were thrilled with the response to the competiton and very much look forward to meeting everyone involved at the launch on Friday. Working on projects with the community has proved an excellent way to engage with residents and encourage creativity locally. Thank you to all who entered the competition and showed their support and many congratulations to the winners.”

To read the winning poems please visit www.shoreham-port.co.uk.

Image courtesy of Alan Humphries