After 12 years of hard work and community involvement we have finally got there!!! The opening of the new sea defences from Camber to Jury’s Gap along Broomhill Sands took place last Friday, 13 May 2016. The new Chair of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard Boyd, unveiled the plaque signifying the completion of the scheme and our Chairman Terry Preston gave a heart felt speech thanking all those who were instrumental in achieving the completion of this part of the sea defence which forms part of the Folkestone to Cliff End Scheme. DOC looks forward to hearing progress on the outstanding schemes along the Marsh which still need to be completed in order to protect the whole area from potential flooding. A pair of fixed binoculars has been donated to the community by the Contractors Team Van Oord who built the scheme and which is situated on the promenade at the Broomhill Sands Car Park. A bench in recognition of DOC’s involvement with the scheme has been placed along the new promenade near the Outfall at Jury’s Gap with commemorative plaque attached. The Committee of DOC wishes to thank all its members and the local community once again for all the support over the last few years and we hope you can all enjoy and benefit from this new scheme.