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Public meeting about the Thames

The River Thames is the subject of a public meeting at the Island Yacht Club, Canvey Island on Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 6.30pm.

The meeting is an opportunity for members of the public to put questions about the Thames direct to senior staff from the Port of London Authority (PLA).

It will be hosted by PLA chief executive, Robin Mortimer, with chief harbour master Bob Baker. It will begin with a brief presentation on current issues concerning the tidal Thames and the PLA. The floor will then be open to questions and discussion on all topics - from safety matters through to recreational boating and wider port, river and cargo operations.

The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in current and future matters about to the Thames and the Thames Estuary.


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) manages navigational safety and related matters on 95 miles of the tidal Thames from west London, through the capital, and out to the Thames Estuary and the sea
  • the tidal Thames is the busiest inland waterway in the UK for cargo and freight; is home to many busy cargo handling terminals; and is also used widely by passenger boats and small recreational craft of all types
  • venue details: Island Yacht Club, The Clubhouse, Point Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 7TX. Start time: 6.30 pm
  • nearest public transport: South Benfleet railway station.
  • car parking available immediately outside the Yacht Club