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Archive for May, 2009

Improved Shingle Defence vital at the Suttons, Camber

A recent comment,  left on our website , has further highlighted the need for continued and improved shingle defences at the Suttons in Camber. Our Technical Officer Tony Hills has carried out a  site inspection, took photographs  and raised the matter with the Environment Agency. He issued the following statement::-

“The Suttons have special needs when [...]

Environment Agency Update - Broomhill Scheme/Folkestone to Cliff End Strategy

DOC has just received a further progress report  from the EA on both the Broomhill Scheme and  the general Folkestone to Cliff End Strategy  which reads as follows:-
Broomhill Scheme

We have recently held two meetings with community representatives to seek ideas and views on the scheme. The Interest Group workshop has allowed us to capture community [...]

APPG Conference: Coastal Communities at Risk

DOC will take part in a half day conference arranged by  the All Party Parliamentary Group Coastal and Marine, and Coastal Concern Action Group to be held on 6 July 2009 . (Venue: Institution of Civil Engineers, 1 Great George St, Westminster ).

EA Improvements Works at Greatstone Outfall

Our Technical Officer Tony Hills is delighted to report that work at the Greatstone Outfall has been completed and finished by the Environment Agency to a very high standard.

The beach has been shaped and formed professionally with no damage to the natural fauna and left in a very tidy condition. Natural England gave a time [...]

DOC links nationally with other Coastal Groups

DOC formed part of a delegation from  Coastal Action Groups in the Southeast of England  (Selsey, Seasalter) who had been invited to join the 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations of the CCAG in Happisburgh, Norfolk,  on 1 May 2009 in order to celebrate their long running campaign for  adequate sea defences.

Norfolk’s MP Norman Lamb , North [...]

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