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EA Chairman carries out site visits at Dengemarsh and Broomhill Sands

Following the successful completion of the Dymchurch Sea Wall scheme the race is now on to ensure that funding can be allocated to complete the remaining, but as yet still outstanding, coastal defence schemes on the Marsh.
At the request of DOC the Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury, who is Chairman of the Environment Agency, [...]

Fact-Finding Mission on the Lydd Ranges

DOC was afforded a rare opportunity to receive a guided tour of the Lydd Ranges and its extensive facilities. It enabled us to experience at first hand the very important role played by the MOD within our local area and re-emphasised the need to ensure that improvements to our sea defences are of the utmost [...]

Beach Maintenance Inspection - 3.1.2010

Our Technical Officer , Tony Hills, has just completed his inspection of the beach maintenance work along the Lydd Ranges,  carried out by the Environment Agency over the Christmas break.  His photographs show that the profiling is very ‘thin’  with a lack of available material on the foreshore.
The re-shingling of the gap above Dengemarsh car [...]

New technology could stop coastlines eroding away!

Pioneering tests of the world’s first underwater coastal erosion monitoring system are to take place for the first time next week in Wales. ASTEC ( Automated Sensing Technologies For Coastal Monitoring)  employs a ‘grid of electromagnetic sensors’  which could  save billions of pounds and have a positive  effect on millions of lives around the world [...]

Stockpiling of Shingle at Broomhill Sands Car Park

The Environment Agency has been busy during the last few weeks stockpiling  shingle at the Broomhill Sands Car Park. Groynes have also been repaired/replaced where necessary.

Inquiry Into Deprivation and Disadvantage In Coastal Rural Areas.

An excellent submission has been  made to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Coastal and Marine Issues by DOC’s Hon. Consultant Malcolm Kerby on behalf of Happisburgh. (CCAG) regarding the deprivation and disadvantes in coastal rural areas. A copy of this has been made available to DOC.

Second Phase of Seawall Work at Dymchurch begins.

Work is about to continue with the second phase of a £60 million seawall at Dymchurch and letters have been sent out to hundreds of residents detailing the works and promising to keep the disruption to a minimum. This final stage of the flood defence scheme from High Knocke to Dymchurch Redoubt is anticipated for [...]

DOC Meeting at Lydd 26.9.2008

The Defend Our Coast Association (DOC)  held a very successful meeting on Friday, 26 September 2008 at the Guild Hall in Lydd. The meeting for all members and invited guests had been called in order to receive an update summary on the recent draft consultation for  the proposed sea defence schemes  on the Marsh recently [...]

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