Opportunity to learn more about harbour on your doorstep

KEEN TO TALK Louise MacCallum, who is the environment officer for Langstone Harbour
KEEN TO TALK Louise MacCallum, who is the environment officer for Langstone Harbour
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IT is really important for the Langstone Harbour Board to connect with the people who live, work and play on and around the harbour. These harbour users provide us with feedback on how the harbour is managed and make us aware of activities happening in the harbour which we might otherwise be unaware of.

The Langstone Harbour Advisory Committee provides a channel through which the views of the people who use the harbour can be made known to the board.

The committee includes representatives from sailing and angling clubs, the local water ski association, aggregate wharves in Langstone Harbour, the RSPB, Natural England and many other organisations with an interest in the harbour.

Each year the advisory committee holds an open forum to which the general public is invited. This open forum allows the public to learn more about Langstone Harbour, as well as meeting some of the harbour staff and board members.

This year’s forum will feature presentations by a range of organisations.

The Maritime Archaeology Trust will be talking about the fascinating archaeological excavations that have taken place in Langstone Harbour.

The Environment Agency will talk about factors affecting water quality in the harbour and surrounding area.

The Portsmouth Watersports Centre will also give a presentation on its work.

The forum will be held on Thursday, October 10 at Langstone Sailing Club from 7pm to 9.30pm.

Everybody is welcome.

Anyone who wishes to attend should contact the harbour office before October 4 on (023) 9246 3419.