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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 [...]

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  [...]

Sea Defences further flattened along our coastline!

Following further storms and heavy rain and with no respite in sight for the foreseeable future the potential for flooding from sea inundation is becoming extremely serious. Shingle erosion at Jury’s Gap, Dengemarsh and Galloways has left the Marsh extremely exposed to potential  flooding. (Click here to to view photographs depicting the shingle loss) Environment [...]

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 [...]

Why recycled shingle is so important for our sea defences!!!

The recent storms have yet again caused massive shingle erosion around our coastline leaving the Marsh vulnerable to flooding . Thousands of cubic metres of shingle have disappeared equating to thousands of pounds worth of taxpayer’s money.  If recycled shingle could be used, rather than quarried material presently sourced,  it would lessen the financial burden [...]

Masssive Shingle Loss and Groyne Destruction!

DOC had warned that this might happen and unfortunately we were proven to be right! There has been a massive loss of shingle coupled with extensive damage to  already weakened and poorly maintained groynes all along our coastline following the recent high tides! In some parts along the Marsh where shingle banks form  our only [...]

Shingle Movement

DOC’s Technical Advisor has carried out an inspection of the foreshore along our coastline  which has revealed large storm crests created from the recent high tides. The built-up shingle ridges will inevitably be lost to the coast past Dungeness unless the material is pushed back up by the Environment Agency to reinforce the shingle defences, [...]

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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