Public meeting about the River Thames
The River Thames will be the subject of a public meeting taking place at London Rowing Club on Putney Embankment on Tuesday 3 February 2015 at 6.30pm.
Entitled ‘Your tidal Thames - today and tomorrow', the meeting will be chaired by Port of London Authority (PLA) chief executive Robin Mortimer together 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 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 and cargo - with the main focus on the river between Putney and Teddington.
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 562366. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
- The Port of London Authority (PLA) is responsible for navigational safety and related river operations on 95 miles (150km) of the tidal Thames from Teddington, 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
- 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