The Solent Forum

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Solent Forum 25th Anniversary

In 2017 the Forum celebrated its 25th anniversary. In recognition of this event the Forum showcased two weeks of celebratory events with its members in the week commencing 8th May 2017.

Two of the main Solent Forum events held included:

Both events were well attended and very positive feedback was received, please see below.


Alison Fowler – River Hamble Harbour Authority

Thank you all so much for a great couple days celebrating the SF!

I know it’s been said by others before, but the Forum is so valuable in bringing people and issues together. I count it as my ‘other team’. Being fairly isolated in my role, I can’t think how much harder so many discussions would be without the network I have made, and how less informed I would be.

I hope you enjoyed the rest of the meal!


Jeremy Clark – Solent Protection Society

Thank you very much for a really enjoyable evening on board "Warrior" Excellent company and food
Thank you very so much for your hard work in arranging the evening


Peter Barham – Solent Forum Chairman

It was a great couple of days - I really enjoyed. Well done again to all of you because these things don’t just happen.


Francis Davies – Natural England

It was a pleasure to be a part of such an inspiring conference. You’re doing brilliant job and hearing about the degree of partnership and integration across the sectors was impressive – thank you


Mark Russell – British Marine Aggregates Producers Association

Thanks Karen – really enjoyed both the conference and the celebration meal on HMS Warrior.

I will endeavour to get to more of the meetings, as it is clear the Forum is doing a really good job of pulling interested parties together.


Bernadine Maguire – Southampton City Council

Well done to you and the rest of the Solent Forum team for organising the conference. It was an enjoyable day with a broad range of interesting topics.


Jonathan Potts – University of Portsmouth

Excellent conference - very well done! And breathe!


David Rumble – Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Many thanks again for a great event and enjoyable meal.


Uwe Dornbusch – Environment Agency

Just to say that I found the day really well organised and presentations well done and topical (and something quite different from the usual fare I go to)


Frances Martin – Hampshire County Council

I wanted to say thank you for inviting me to the Solent Forum celebratory event yesterday. I thought it was hugely interesting, thought provoking and very well attended. Shame the sound system was a little dodgy but form where I was sitting I could hear perfectly!

Well done for putting on such a good event and please pass on my thanks to all the team for the hard work that I know goes into organising and delivering such a big and successful day


Simon Cramp – Hampshire County Council

Congratulations to you all on organising and managing today’s very successful conference. The presentations covered a wide range of interesting subjects, and the format of relatively short / sharp presentations worked well. Those attendees that I spoke to were engaged by the issues and complimentary of the Forum’s role.


Peter Ferguson – New Forest District Council

Incidentally, I wanted to say how very impressed we all were at the Solent Forum conference in May. I thought all the speakers were excellent and it really presented the issues / pressures incredibly well. Thanks for a very informative day.