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Archive for June, 2009

DOC Open Meeting - 26.6.2009

The  Meeting was opened with a  very informative  presentation given by  Deputy Director Sean Furey  from Protect Kent ( formerly known as the Council for the Protection of Rural England) , followed by an excellent presentation  by Clive Older (EA)   which  presented a good opportunity to all those DOC Members  who attended to [...]

Dymchurch Sea Defence - Frontage A Update

The Environment Agency has prepared a further update on  the Sea Defence Scheme presently under construction at Dymchurch, including  Artist’s impression and plan view. Once completed , this project which will reduce flooding for nearly two and a half thousand homes in Dymchurch.

EA Chairman Lord Smith visits the Romney Marsh to inspect the Sea Defences

Lord Smith of Finsbury, who is the Chairman of the Environment Agency,  visited the Romney Marsh today to inspect the progress on the construction of new and much needed  sea defences  at Dymchurch and the Romney Marsh as a whole. He saw at first hand the new sea wall being built along the beach front [...]

Lydd Club Day - 20.6.2009

Yet again the Lydd Club Day proved to be  a very successful event for DOC to fly its flag  on the Romney Marsh and to attract new members. Our thanks go to all the DOC volunteers who helped on the day and to all DOC Members and Supporters who had so generously donated prizes for [...]

Impact of Climate Change in Britain

…….”The estimated number of homes at risk of flooding is likely to double to about 800,000 within 25 years because of rising sea levels. Average summer temperatures in the South of England will rise by 2C by the 2040s and up to 6.4C by 2080.” ………
Figures released yesterday on the DEFRA Website are the bleakest [...]

Raising of the Flag at Dymchurch

DOC was invited to join the celebrations for the  Quality Coast  Flag Award  2009  recently granted to  Dymchurch in recognition of  its high standard for beach facilities, water quality, cleanliness, car parking facilities  and safe pedestrian access. Cllr. Terry Preston, Chairman of Dymchurch Parish Council , (  also Chairman of DOC) hoisted the flag jointly [...]

Coastal communities to have their say!

A  consultation has been launched today by DEFRA addressing the problems associated with flooding and erosion. People who live and work in coastal communities are being invited to have their say in how their community can adapt to the challenges of coastal change and the impact this has on England’s coastline. Closing date for the [...]

Quality Coast Award for Dymchurch

Dymchurch Parish Council Chairman Terry Preston  ( also Chairman of DOC) was delighted to announce that for the third year running Dymchurch has been awarded the top accolade of Quality Coast! Despite much needed sea defence works  currently in progress by the Environment Agency , Dymchurch has achieved to   keep its amenity beach open [...]

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