Warrenpoint Harbour Authority to launch Community Forum

Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) has announced that it is launching a new Community Forum which will play an important role in how it interacts and engages with the local community. 

The Forum is expected to comprise of people from a range of community and professional backgrounds. While not a decision-making body, the Forum will help deliver community and social benefits across Warrenpoint Harbour’s activities and inform its diverse range of stakeholders about its operations.

The Chair of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority, Dr Gerard O’Hare, has said he would like to see residents, businesses, the education sector, elected representatives, users, and staff all represented on the Forum, to support the work of the Harbour in positively contributing to the local community.

Commenting on the future launch of the Forum, Dr O’Hare said, “Following the publication of the independent environmental audit report into odour and fly issues with some port operations we are determined to implement the findings of the report and work more closely with the local community across a range of areas. To this end, we believe that the new Community Forum offers local people a great opportunity to engage with us on how we can continue to support the community and we would encourage all those with an interest to apply.”

The Forum will open to applications in the coming weeks with further details being provided at that time.

The WHA Board will be setting the criteria to select Forum membership which will include living or working within the Warrenpoint area and /or including specific areas of expertise including but not limited to community, volunteering, education, and business. Membership will also be open to near residents in Omeath.