Fantastic words of support for Goodwin Sands from Lewis Pugh today at the Conservative Party conference.
Lewis Pugh completed his ‘Long Swim’ today, swimming a total of 330 miles, the length of the English Channel from Land’s End to Dover. The reason behind the challenge was to raise awareness of the necessity of better marine protection and he continues to highlight the planned dredging of the Goodwin Sands as a prime […]
By Thomas Moore, science correspondent, Sky News. After more than 100 hours in the water Lewis Pugh will reach Dover on Wednesday, the finish line for his extraordinary swim up the length of the English Channel. The UN’s Patron of the Oceans has just three miles to go to Shakespeare Beach, the traditional starting point […]
The investigative digital news magazine, ThePipeline has looked into the visit by Trudi Wakelin, Head of Marine Licensing at the Marine Management Organisation (the organisation responsible for the decision whether to grant Port of Dover permission to dredge the Goodwin Sands) to the Port of Dover in July 2017. It has been suggested that Ms […]
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 […]
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