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Public meeting about the Thames

The River Thames will be discussed at a public meeting taking place at London Rowing Club on Putney Embankment on Thursday 22 February 2018 at 6.30pm.

The meeting, entitled ‘Your tidal Thames - today and tomorrow', will be hosted by Port of London Authority (PLA) chief executive Robin Mortimer and PLA chief harbour master, Bob Baker.

They will lead off with a brief presentation on current and future issues on the tidal Thames. The floor will then be open to questions and discussion.

The meeting is free – and open to anyone interested in the work and activities of the PLA on the tidal Thames and related river matters. Key issues include recreational use of the River; safety matters; and use of the Thames for passengers, leisure, tourism and cargo activity.

More information from: Martin Garside, Port of London Authority, Tel: 01474 562366. Email: martin.garside@pla.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

  • the Port of London Authority (PLA) is responsible for safety and related river matters on 95 miles (150km) of the tidal Thames from Teddington, through the capital, and 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; refreshments available from 6.00 pm
  • nearest public transport: Putney Bridge tube station and Putney mainline railway station
  • nearest public passenger pier for Thames Clipper riverbus services: Putney Pier