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Opening of the new Sea Defences at Broomhill Sands!

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 [...]

Visitor Centre at Broomhill now open!

The new Visitor Centre at Broomhill Car Park is now open where you can see lots of interesting information about the new Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme. It is open every Tuesday between 3pm and 5 pm and Fridays between 12 until 2 pm. A member of the Environment Agency team will be at hand [...]

Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Update

DOC has just received the latest update  from the Environment Agency regarding progress on this section of the coastal defence schemes still outstanding for the Marsh. We would draw your attention to the scheduled public drop-in session on 12 July at the Camber Memorial Hall in Camber (10:00-15:00h) where you can view details of the [...]

Going back in time?

There is no doubt that the state of our sea defences at present is going back in time - or rather getting worse than the sea defence was in the 1960s. Massive recent shingle erosion, which no doubt has also been further exacerbated by the poor state of repair of the existing groynes, has yet [...]

From bad to worse!!!

Flood defences had already been extremely vulnerable on the Marsh but the last storms have made things even worse!!!!  The coastline is eroding at alarming speed coupled with the recent collapse of the outfall at Jury’s Gut and the failure of St Mary’s Bay outfall resulting in even more shingle loss along the coast and  [...]

Recent storms cause massive shingle loss and destruction along our coastal sea defences!!!

Just like the rest of the country we have not been spared during the recent gales and storms hitting our coastline. Massive shingle loss has occurred along Broomhill Sands, the extent of which was so great that it has exposed the 1960s built concrete block sea wall which had been covered up for the last [...]

DOC - Special Members Meeting 22.3.2013

The Executive DOC Committee wishes to remind all DOC Members that a Special Meeting of the Association is taking place on Friday, 22 March 2013 at 7.30 pm at the Guild Hall in Lydd.
This meeting is for DOC Members only.

DOC Open Evening - 1 December 2012

DOC is holding its Annual Open Evening on Saturday, 1 December 2012 (7.30 pm - 9.30 pm) at the Camber Castle Public House , Camber (1st Floor Function Room) . All DOC Members, local Stakeholders and Residents across the Marsh are welcome to join us at this event. Staff from the  Environment Agency will give [...]

Annual Assembly - Camber Parish Council

Camber Parish Council held its Annual Assembly on 8 May 2012. DOC was invited to attend which presented an excellent opportunity to raise awareness on local sea defence issues and improve coastal literacy. DOC provides this service to all Councils on the Marsh. Please contact us for further information.

DOC AGM - 16 March 2012

DOC  held its 5th AGM last night at the Guild Hall in Lydd which was very well attended by our Members, Local, District and County Councillors from across the Marsh. Ian Nunn from the Environment Agency provided a very informative presentation covering sea defence matters and drought issues and we were delighted to welcome Damian [...]

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