The Authority’s first public meeting for stakeholders receives high praise

13 March 2017

Harwich Haven’s first public meeting for stakeholders – 9 March 2017 – was a huge success with more than 60 people joining us at The Waterfront, Dovercourt.

The event provided the opportunity to inform various stakeholder groups, including local residents, community groups, representatives from the port industry and local authorities about our work, strategic goals and to introduce our new website.

Attendees were actively engaged throughout the presentations, given by Chief Executive Neil Glendinning and Harbour Master Mike Dunn, and useful feedback, suggestions and ideas were gratefully received.

An open feedback session allowed members of the audience to ask questions, which included reporting a potential navigational hazard, mooring during the winter months at Ha’penny Pier and pollution provisions.

“We were delighted to welcome so many interested stakeholders along to the meeting,” says Neil Glendinning, chief executive.

“Feedback has been positive and we thoroughly enjoyed talking to people about the work we do to conserve, protect and maintain the Haven.”

Local resident Linda Green, commented: “I thought it would be an interesting evening and I wasn’t disappointed.  I learnt a lot about the work at the Authority and the questions raised a lot of interesting topics too.”