A key milestone has arrived today with the submission by Dover Harbour Board of a Harbour Revision Order (HRO) to Government in order to increase its powers and deliver on its firm commitment to play a major role in the regeneration of both port and town.
Tim Waggott, Chief Executive of the Port of Dover, said: "This is a great moment for the Port and for Dover. It represents a clear sign of our commitment to both deliver our flagship Dover Western Docks Revival project, currently being so positively received and supported, and crucially to be able to further support our community with charitable donations through a new community fund.
It is a major step forward in delivering the shared vision that we are developing with our customers and community."
Since the Port’s Annual Consultative Meeting held last month, at which the decision to appoint its first community director was announced, a workshop for local elected representatives has been arranged in order to establish the process to deliver this key appointment.
Furthermore, the Port is very much looking forward to continuing engagement with local stakeholders on the establishment of the community fund and the vision for Dover Western Docks Revival. A public workshop is to take place on 15th July – further details to be announced soon.
Mr Waggott added: "I sincerely hope for a swift granting of the HRO so that the momentum to transform the port and town of Dover will allow us all to experience the great future in which we all wish to share just as soon as possible. In the meantime, I encourage the people of Dover and all of our stakeholders to come to our workshop in July and help us shape the community fund together. These are exciting times for all of us in Dover!"