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Just a quick reminder about the meeting this evening (Monday 17 Oct 2011) at 6.30 for 6.45pm at the Moby Dick Pub (Upper Floor), as per the attached invite which I am sure most of us will have received in our letter boxes.

I myself will try to come along, as I am interested to find out on what basis the proposed, temporary 'Olympic Marina' is believed to be essentially “an initial installation to pave the way for a large permanent 'floating village' in the dock that will provide low cost basic rental units, such as student accomodation“.

I suppose the commercial reality is that there may be a temptation to subsequently convert any initial investment into something permanent, especially if the 'test case' was not met with strong opposition from local residents – which may then be a reason in itself to oppose even the temporary installation.

However, please note that according to page 2 of the attached note, factors such as congestion, loss of view, light, and open space are discounted as grounds for opposition. Also, I am not sure a suspicion regarding any future use would in itself be a valid ground for opposing the current proposal.

So, lots of important issues to be discussed – I welcome the meeting initiative and hope to see many of you there.

Thank you.