The Hayling Island Environment Forum brings together key stakeholders and community representatives to discuss important environmental issues affecting Hayling Island and the surrounding area.
The first Hayling Island Environment Forum focussed on Langstone Harbour’s water quality and the prevention work by local authorities to manage coastal erosion. Further meetings will be convened on a regular basis.
Mr Mak said: “I created the Hayling Island Environment Forum to bring together all the key stakeholders to focus on preserving and improving Hayling’s much-loved coast and environment.
“I’m committed to improving our environment, and I think that my forum can be an important vehicle to bring together stakeholders and the community to facilitate work to make Hayling Island and better place to live, work or visit. I look forward to organising more of these meetings in the future on a range of environmental issues.”
Meeting attendees include representatives from Southern Water, Portsmouth Water, Havant Borough Council, Environment Agency, Natural England, Hampshire County Council, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership, Langstone Harbour Board and Chichester Harbour Board. Community representatives included the Hayling Island Residents Association, North East Hayling Residents Association, Surfers Against Sewage, Save Our Island and local Hayling councillors.