Posted on 23 Apr 2008
At the Society’s AGM on 3 December 2007 a resolution was passed objecting to the introduction of new ferries on the Lymington to Yarmouth route, pending the completion of the relevant competent assessments prior to the ferries entering service. It was also agreed that these assessments must be made public.
Since the AGM Council Members have had formal and informal discussions with key stakeholders. Given the complexity of the situation and the lack of clarity about some issues the Society felt that it would be beneficial to all concerned to bring all parties together under one roof, to hear from the key players as to the current position and to give the opportunity for questions. We are particularly anxious to establish the facts, bearing in mind the speculation and rumour which has been rife over the past year or so. Thus, the meeting is for the purpose of briefing attendees and not to take decisions.
For organizational reasons the meeting had to be restricted to invitees from organizations. However the information is of considerable interest to a wider audience; therefore we have invited the key speakers to provide a short summary of their presentation and these can be accessed on the website.