Dover Town Council voted to write an objection as part of the current public consultation process after a vote on Wednesday 20th September. Article from kentonline.com: A town council has cast a majority vote against dredging the Goodwin Sands. Dover members vote nine against three to formally object to the plans in the current public […]
An MP has condemned a “cheapskate approach” over the dredging of the Goodwin Sands to make way for a major port redevelopment. Sir Roger Gale has written a letter of objection to Dover Harbour Board’s public consultation condemning its plans to dig the area to cut costs. Article from: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/news/cheapskate-attempt-to-dredge-sands-132339/ He says there could be 2,000 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]