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 meetings - open to anyone with an interest in the river - follow an initial survey about priorities for the 95 miles of river that runs from Teddington through London to the North Sea. 

Earlier River Thames News spoke to Chief Executive Robin Mortimer who explained the Thames Vision exercise.

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.

The PLA said :"Following closely on from the end of the initial phase of public consultation on the project, the meetings provide further opportunity for people to help shape the future of the Thames."

Robin Mortimer explained: “The response to the initial public consultation has been great. 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 attend one of the public meetings email or call 01474-562364.

Story dated May 8th 2015