Joanna Thomson of Goodwin Sands SOS disputes claims by Dover Harbour Board that not dredging the Goodwin Sands will cost £500m. The discussion also includes David Brocklehurst OBE of the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge. Make sure you sign the petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/goodwin-sands-sos-stop-the-dredge
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Sir Mark Rylance, star of the recent film ‘Dunkirk’ has launched a fresh attack on the plans by Dover Harbour Board to dredge part of the Goodwin Sands. During the filming of Chris Nolan’s Dunkirk, I was at times at sea a few hundred yards off the actual beach of Dunkirk. I was very aware […]
We need to raise funds to be able to employ specialist consultants and selective legal advice leading up to the unprecedented third public consultation period, due to start in August 2017. We have therefore started a JustGiving page to collect donations to the campaign. Any funds raised that are not needed will be donated to […]
Dear Supporters, The magnetometer survey of the Goodwin Sands, together with repeat side scan sonar, multi beam echo and sub bottom profiler surveys were completed during the month of May. The MMO have confirmed that the results, which should be available in August, will be the subject of an unprecedented, third, 42 day public consultation […]
Dear Supporters, Goodwin Sands SOS is celebrating its first anniversary (who knows if there will be another?) with an article in this week’s glossy Country Life magazine (May,10 ‘Let Sleeping Ships Lie’ page 70) and confirmation of a generous grant from LUSH cosmetics. Quite a week! You can read the article here: http://www.countrylife.co.uk/news/bodies-sailors-airmen-face-dredged-goodwin-sands-156578 The survey ship Northern Wind is […]
Dear Goodwin Sands SOS Supporter, Below is a link to a White Paper written by Pete Holt, Director of 3HConsulting Ltd and the SHIPS project, who is based in Plymouth. We hope you will find it interesting reading. This four page report highlights many of the problems associated with geophysical surveys, using evidence from London Gateway (Thames Estuary), […]
Fiona Punter, David Brocklehurst MBE from the Kent Battle of Britain Museum and Joanna Thomson all reply to Neil Wiggins from the Dover Harbour Board.
The Guardian has published an article on industrial scale sand mining going on across the world, including a reference to the Goodwin Sands. Monday 27th February 2017 “From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is causing wildlife to die, local trade to wither and bridges to collapse. And booming urbanisation means the demand for […]