The public meeting was very well-attended and was a great opportunity to present the details of the scheme. James gave a fine presentation and we had a lot of useful feedback from the audience, particularly from some concerned anglers. As a result we recognised that we've been a bit slow to respond explicitly to the concerns raised regarding potential environmental impacts of the scheme. But we're learning all the time, and happy to accept input from local people. Share issue questions also raised the point of whether shares will be affordable for people on lower incomes. We need to have a hard look at this point.

Overall, the feeling in the hall was positive and many people stayed behind afterwards to talk to team members.

10:46, 20 Jun 2011 by Chas Warlow