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Public Meeting - Kent, 10 May

A public meeting is being held by the Port of London Authority (PLA) on Wednesday 10 May to discuss current and future aspects of the tidal Thames. 

Entitled ‘Your tidal Thames - today and tomorrow', the meeting will be chaired by Richard Everitt (PLA chief executive) and Bruce Richardson (PLA chief harbour master).

The open meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 May 2006 at the Cygnet Leisure Centre, Old Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent.  The meeting will start at 6.30pm.

It is open to anyone interested in the work and activities of the Port of London Authority on or by the tidal Thames. There will be a full opportunity to raise any matters of concern and for general discussion.

Amongst the matters under discussion will be:

  • safety on the river
  • port and commercial shipping operations on the River
  • leisure and recreational boating
  • the role and responsibilities of the Port of London Authority

Commenting, PLA chief executive Richard Everitt said:

“This meeting is part of our continuing work to communicate and consult with users of the tidal river and all those with an interest in safety and related matters on the Thames.”

More information from: Martin Garside, Port of London Authority, Tel: 020 7743 7915.

Notes to Editors:

The Port of London Authority is the authority responsible for navigational safety and related matters on 150km (95 miles) of the tidal Thames from the sea to Teddington.