The Exe Estuary Management Partnership holds two forums a year. These events are free and open to all who have an interest in the Exe Estuary. The Forums aim to enable lively discussion and provide information on topical Exe Estuary issues. Organisations and authorities that are involved with the management of the estuary are invited to these events to share information and answer any questions that local communities may have.
The Winter Forum is held every year during February and is a formal opportunity for local residents and stakeholders to hear the latest about the management of the Exe and to ask questions directly to those involved with managing aspects of the estuary.
The Summer Stakeholder Forum was introduced to offer increased opportunity for local stakeholders to engage with the work of the Partnership. The Forum provided information on the management of Exe Estuary and enabled discussions around relevant issues or topics. It is held in September.
Exe Estuary Stakeholder Forum
The Exe Estuary Management Partnership organises two Forum events per year, one in February which is known as the Winter Forum and one in September known as the Summer Stakeholder Forum. Details of these events will be posted on this website as and when they are organised. If you would like to be added to our database to receive invites to future Forum events, please visit our Become a member page.
Exe Estuary Winter Forum: February 2020
This year’s Exe Estuary Winter Forum took place on the evening of 4th February at the Council Chambers, County Hall, Exeter.
The Forum was a success with 113 people attending to hear a variety of presentations and soapbox sessions.
The Winter Forum was chaired by the Forum Chair, Jeremy Rawlings and supported by the Forum Vice Chair, Ted Draper.
A number of representatives attended to take part in discussions on a variety of very topical subjects including flood defence works and invasive species, please view the presentations below:
- A roundup of the year from the Exe Estuary Management Partnership
- Exeter Harbour Authority Updates
- Devon Climate Emergency
- Introduction to interactive discussion: Flood Defence Schemes
- Response to issues related to Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme
- Progress of Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme
- Update on St James’ Weir
- Invasive None-Native Species: Pacific oyster project
- Trial of mixed shellfishery at Lympstone
- Warren Golf Club – successes and working with the natural environment
Positive results were received from attendees, with 100% of feedback indicating that they would like to attend future Forums. A large majority of attendees stated that the Forum was worth attending, that the presentations were interesting and venue suitable, the topics were relevant, that the Forum was a key opportunity to learn more about the Exe and that the work of the partnership is valued.
Full Forum feedback, including sectoral representation of attendees and key discussion points.
Members of the Forum are kept up to date with these events. If you would like to join the partnership database for free and receive invites to future Forum events, please email us.
For further information, contact Stephanie Harper-Chung, Exe Estuary Officer: