PHC ‘Welcome Back’ Stakeholders to the 2022 Annual Open Evening

PHC ‘Welcome Back’ Stakeholders to the 2022 Annual Open Evening

Poole Harbour Commissioners were delighted to host the 2022 Stakeholders Open Evening on the 28th April.

The event was hosted in our newly refurbished North Lounge facility, it was the first public event since Covid restrictions were imposed shortly after it the work was completed. PHC is proud that we were able to offer the facility to host a mass Covid vaccination centre for the local community at a critical time.

Within CEO Jim Stewart’s presentation he discussed the impact Brexit and Covid has had on the Port and our stakeholders as well as outlining our positive plans for the future.

Jim Stewart, CEO, Poole Harbour Commissioners said: “It was encouraging to see some of our valued stakeholders at the first public event since Covid restrictions have been lifted”.

PHC would like to thank our guest speakers, Katie Beney and Ross McLeod from the RNLI, who delivered a presentation on the RNLI’s ‘Water Safety Strategy’. PHC will be collaborating with the RNLI this season in a social media ‘Water Safety’ campaign. We would also like to thank Neil Watson from the Environment Agency who gave an update on the ‘Moors at Arne’ project.

The Chair ‘Captain David Norman’ presented two PHC employees with a  long service award; Fred Moors and Neil ‘Smiler’ Purdy. Remarkably they have achieved a combined 100 years working for PHC and it was a pleasure to publicly recognise their outstanding contribution.

Also in attendance was 105 year old Yvonne Glover, the first female hydrographer in the UK and long serving employee of Poole Harbour Commissioners. We were thrilled that she was able to attend again this year and it was our pleasure to make a presentation to her.