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Penzance Seafront Forum


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[FONT=&amp]Here is a copy of the email John Maggs sent out to his members base. I've copied it because John has written it better than I could have ::15:

Penzance Town Council and the Penzance Seafront Forum working together in the newly created Penzance Harbour Scheme Management Board have received funding from the Department for Transport to conduct an Options Review to identify a popular alternative to the Route Partnership’s failed scheme for Penzance Harbour.

The work will be undertaken by Hyder Consulting who will work closely with the Seafront Forum on the public consultation aspects. Hyders have been briefed by the Management Board and a copy of the Brief is attached. Work on the Options Review started yesterday and a launch Public Meeting will be held at St John’s Hall on 17th November, 7:30pm start. This is an opportunity to learn about the process, ask questions and make sure your views are taken into account right from the start! A leaflet promoting the event is attached; please help by forwarding it to your contacts.

This new process provides us with an opportunity we were denied by the Route Partnership and it is essential that all who engaged in that previous process engage again now and help the Harbour Scheme Management Board and Hyder Consulting come up with the best scheme for Penzance.

More information will be available on the Penzance Harbour Scheme Options Review web site ( www.pzharbourfutures.org) when it opens for business on 12th November.[/FONT]


Major Contributor
"We heard on Thursday last week that Penzance Town Council has received funding (~£69,000) for the Penzance Harbour Options Review. The grant includes a substantial element for community consultation, an activity that the Forum and Hyder Consulting are managing jointly. "


Staff member
sent to our email adress:-

Dear Friends,

Apologies for the very late notice but the Town Council and Hyder Consulting are today (29th March) holding an exhibition in St Johns Hall (1pm-9pm) to show the public their preferred scheme for Penzance Harbour.

The scheme on display is an interpretation by Hyders of what was agreed at the last Penzance Harbour Scheme Management Board meeting on 16th February. Neither the Management Board nor the Seafront Forum have any contact with Hyders or the Town Council since then and the plans being exhibited today go some way beyond what was envisaged at that last meeting of the Management Board. In particular Hyders have super-sized the North Arm pier extensions and added sizing and functionality detail to the passenger terminal. The covered walkway on the Grade II* listed South Pier remains.

Please try and get to the exhibition and make your views known. In addition to the above, one major concern is that the pier extensions and new passenger and freight buildings should be of high quality design and construction. At present their is little or no detail in this regard.

Best wishes,

John Maggs
Friends of Penzance Harbour
01736 332741, 07966 322379