Stakeholder Working Groups

Two stakeholder working groups – a Fishing Industry Working Group and a Berth Holders Working Group – were formed to discuss the essential planned maintenance work by the Environment Agency on the Sutton Harbour lock gates.

The aim was to ensure stakeholders with an interest in the harbour were informed and consulted and that their views, concerns and feedback were represented and contributed to the planning of the project, to identify the optimal manner and timing in which to conduct the works, while minimising the impact to collective users within the harbour.

Representatives to the Fishing Industry Working Group were agreed following discussions within the industry locally and a call for members to be part of the group. An online ballot among Sutton Harbour berth holders was conducted to elect representatives to Berth Holders Working Group.

Minutes of the group meetings are published below on this website.


Minutes of the Stakeholder Working Group meetings are available to view and download here:

Fishing Industry Working Group Meetings

Berth Holder Working Group Meetings

Joint Stakeholder Group Meetings