Michael van der Straaten Sittingbourne 0

Save Our Sea Wall

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SAVE OUR SEAWALL

The Problem

There’s a small section of the sea wall (about 150 metres) at Lower Halstow, Kent, that is unprotected and is disappearing at an alarming rate. It will be breached in ‘One to two years’ (survey Nov 2020 )

What’s at Stake?

This will sever the Saxon Shore Way a footpath used by walkers from all over the UK

It will mean that vehicular access to the rest of the wall will no longer be possible from Lower Halstow for maintenance and repair by the Environment Agency and Southern Water

It will endanger the Old Brickworks nature reserve, which the wall currently protects

The Solution

The best solution would be to extend the stone blockwork that has successfully protected the rest of the wall, all the way to Twinney, for generations. If the cost proves too much, then a temporary solution using wooden posts combined with wooden hurdles could preserve the wall for several years whilst a more permanent solution is sought

What’s the Cost ?

A temporary solution will cost around £20 000 and a permanent stone solution around ten times that

What’s the next Step ?

Raise awareness of the issue in the village and wider community, and with elected local officials and public bodies to try and raise the necessary funding. By signing this petition you are supporting our campaign to repair the section of sea wall and thereby protect the Lower Halstow Brickfields reserve.

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