The Solent Forum

Working in parnership for the future

Solent Forum 25th Anniversary

In 2017 the Forum celebrates its 25th anniversary. In recognition of this event the Forum is showcasing two weeks of celebratory events with its members in the week commencing 8th May 2017.

The following table shows some of the planned events for the two week period in May between the 8th and 19th. The Forum is also inviting other member organisations to help in the celebrations by undertaking their own events under this 25th anniversary theme. Please contact the Forum Office with your ideas.

Download the HMS Warrior anniversary dinner booking form.
This takes place on 11th May 2017 with a 7pm start. Cost is £15 for Solent Forum members and £40 for an additional guest.

Tuesday 9th    Pier’s Tale. A talk and site visit at Yarmouth Pier. Contact Sue Hawley at
Wednesday 10th Solent Matters Conference: Shaping up for another 25 years.
Thursday 11th   2pm – 3.30pm A talk and trip onboard the Solar Heritage, a solar powered boat, by Richard Austin, Manager of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hear about the special qualities of Chichester Harbour and the wider Solent and the partnerships (harbour authorities, businesses and user groups) that are linked up through the Solent Forum for a greater understanding of this protected area. The Solent Forum celebrates its 25th year this year. Dress warmly for an open sided boat. Fee: free but booking essential via or phone 01243 513275 Meet: by 1.45pm outside Harbour Office, Itchenor, PO20 7AW. Pay and display parking in the village car park.

Evening - HMS Warrior Celebratory Meal for Solent Forum Members and guests.
13th - 21st RYA Push the Boat Out events
17th MPA Conference in Poole 
18th - 21st Poole Maritime Festival, Part of European Maritime Day