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01.05.2015

Thames Vision Public Meeting Dates Confirmed

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has confirmed the dates and venues for the first round of public meetings as part of its project to develop a Vision for the future of the tidal Thames – the 95 miles of river that runs from Teddington Lock through London to the North Sea.

The dates and venues for the public meetings are:

  • 14 May 2015 – London Rowing Club, Putney
  • 21 May 2015 – Orsett Hall, Princes Charles Ave, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3HS
  • 2 June 2015 – St Paul’s Roof Pavilion, Southbank Centre

The meetings will start at 6.30 pm and finish by around 8.00 pm, with refreshments available from 6.00 pm. Following closely on from the end of the initial phase of public consultation on the project on Wednesday 6 May, the meetings provide further opportunity for people to help shape the future of the Thames.

“The response to the initial public consultation has been great, with almost 100 responses so far,” explained Robin Mortimer. “These public meetings will enable us to get deeper into how people want to see use of the river evolve. We’re planning for the sessions to be interactive, so people coming along can look forward to a lively debate.”

To register to attend one of the public meetings, please email sam.broome@pla.co.uk or call 01474-562364.

The PLA launched its Vision project on 25 March 2015. It is due to produce the final Thames Vision by next Spring. To kick off the project and prompt people’s thinking, the PLA launched a short film in which seventeen people explain what the river means to them. It can be found at: https://youtu.be/rLDZRZLuuRQ


“It’s still not too late to contribute to the initial public consultation. So please take five minutes to visit our website and ‘Have Your Say’ on the future development of the Thames, then come to discuss it with us at the meetings,” concluded Robin Mortimer.

Update: Have your Say is now closed, results are currently being published.

Notes:

  • The PLA is a self-financing organisation, set-up by an Act of Parliament in 1909 to run the tidal River Thames in trust for future generations. Its 350-strong workforce oversees safe navigation, protects the marine environment and promotes the use of the river. The PLA has no shareholders and any financial surpluses are reinvested in stewardship of the river and improving the efficiency of PLA operations.
  • More information on the Thames Vision project can be found at: www.pla.co.uk/ThamesVision

Enquiries:

Alistair Gale, Port of London Authority, Mob: 07711-440736