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Lower District Public Meeting on 21 May 2007

A public meeting will be held on Monday 21 May to discuss current and future matters related to the tidal Thames.

Entitled ‘Your tidal Thames - today and tomorrow', the meeting is organised by the Port of London Authority (PLA) and will be chaired by PLA chief executive, Richard Everitt and PLA chief harbour master, David Snelson.

The open meeting will be held on Monday, 21 May 2007 at 6:30pm at the Runnymede Hall, Rear of Council Offices, Kiln Road, South Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1TF.

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

Amongst the matters under discussion will be:

the role and responsibilities of the Port of London Authority

safety on the river

cargo shipping and the potential for growth in the Port of London

leisure and recreational activities on the Thames

Commenting, PLA chief executive Richard Everitt said:

"This is part of our programme of open meetings along the river. It is an opportunity for us to update interested people on the latest developments on the Thames and to share information about our continuing work to improve safety on the river."