Sue Castillon, Chair of Portsmouth Labour Party writes:

“I attended the first public meeting to re-instate the Hayling Ferry in January at Hayling Island where over 100 people attended.

There was considerable community support for this service to start again because of the environmental impact (carbon footprint) a quick and easy way across to and fro from the two islands and preserving our historical heritage.

Currently with the service stopped it costs £11 to travel across the two islands and involves a bus journey to Havant and train to Portsmouth.

The current owners of “Pride of Hayling” Ferry, Baker Trayte Ltd had not yet presented their Business Plans to the Harbour Board, so at this public meeting we hope to get sight of these.

Now its the return public meeting in Portsmouth, on Saturday 27th February at Southsea Caravan Park (behind Eastney swimming baths) and next to Nelsons bar, 1pm start.

Portsmouth Labour Party is encouraging this initiative because there is considerable community support for this and it fits our policy of investing in businesses that have an environmental impact.

I will be chairing the meeting.”