Southwold Harbour Lands Consultaion

Local people are being asked to express their views on proposals for the future management of Southwold Harbour Lands .

Councillors from Southwold Town Council and Waveney District Council have proposed the creation of a new strategic body which would oversee harbour operation, bringing expertise and experience to the management of the port.

The consultation begins on Saturday January 19 with an initial drop-in event in
Southwold and will also include an online survey for stakeholders and members
of the public to complete. Information gathered from the consultation will then
be considered before a final recommendation is made for councillors to consider
in March.

Cllr Mark Bee,Leader of Waveney District Council, said: “This consultation is a critical partof an open and transparent decision making process about Southwold Harbour. Wewant local people to be central to the harbour’s future and their voicematters.

“The modelbeing considered during this consultation will provide additional openness andaccountability about port decisions, address concerns which have already been voiced by various stakeholders but also allow Waveney District Council a level of control when committing to the considerable investment that the harbour needs.

“Local influence is absolutely vital but we must also ensure the future viability and sustainability of the harbour and we believe these proposals get the balance just right.”

The structure being considered would establish a Harbour Management Committee as a means of governing the Southwold Harbour Lands and would consist of a group of Councillors and experts committed to securing long-term investment, while also reinforcing transparency and local involvement.

Full details of the proposals and a link to the online survey will go live on Friday January 18 at the East Suffolk Gov website HERE and a number of events are taking place which will allow people the opportunity to discuss the proposals.

Southwold Town Council and Waveney District Council invite people to attend the following events concerning proposals for the management of Southwold Harbour Lands (SHL).

Saturday 19th January 2019
at Southwold Sailing Club
Southwold Harbour, Blackshore, IP18 6TA
Drop in between 10am–1pm

Saturday 26th January 2019
at the Town Hall Hall
Drop in between 10am-1pm

Public Meeting to hear your views
Wednesday 6th February 2019
at St Edmunds Hall – 6.30pm start

Everyone welcome! Please see below for documentation

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Visit or write to us at: Southwold Town Council Town Hall, Market Place, Southwold. IP18 6EF

Register of Interest

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Town Council Staff

Town Clerk Lesley is available the Southwold Town Council offices at The Town Hall, Market Place, Southwold, IP18 6EF which is open for general enquiries Moday – Friday 10am-12pm and at other times by arrangement

Town Councillors

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