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04.02.2014

Public Meeting about the River Thames

A public meeting about the Thames will take place at London Rowing Club on Putney Embankment on Tuesday 11 February 2014 at 6.30pm.

Entitled ‘Your Tidal Thames - Today and Tomorrow', the meeting will be chaired by Port of London Authority (PLA) chief executive, Richard Everitt with PLA chief harbour master, David Phillips.

They will begin with a brief presentation on current and future matters about the tidal Thames. The floor will then be open to questions and discussion.

The meeting is likely to be mostly of interest to those interested in matters on the tidal Thames in the west London area – for example between Fulham / Wandsworth and Teddington. Key issues include recreational use of the River; safety matters; and use of the Thames for passengers, leisure and cargo.

The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in current and future issues relating to the tidal Thames.

More information from: Martin Garside, Port of London Authority, Tel: 01474 562 366. Email: martin.garside@pla.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

  • Tthe Port of London Authority (PLA) is responsible for navigational safety and related river operations on 95 miles (150km) of the tidal Thames from Teddington in west London, through the capital, and out to the sea
  • The tidal Thames is the busiest inland waterway in the UK for cargo and freight; has a vibrant passenger boat trade for tourists and commuters; and is a popular destination for international passenger cruise ships. It is also used widely by small recreational craft of many types and is at the centre of British rowing training and coaching
  • Venue details: London Rowing Club, Embankment, Putney, London, SW15 1LB
  • Start time: 6.30 pm
  • Nearest public transport: Putney Bridge tube station and Putney mainline railway station
  • Nearest public passenger pier for riverbus services: Putney Pier