- A talk on the restoration of the Edith May, Sunday 9th March
- Remember the EA Talk on Flooding Thursday night
- FLOOD PROTECTION FOR FAVERSHAM?
- 2 Dates for your Diary Next Week
- Sham Fever in the Guildhall 22nd February
- FUTURE EVENTS
- Social afternoon at the FLEUR Tuesday 28th
- AGM Tuesday 21st January at the Alexander Centre – Revised Agenda
- SQ Black Shed Restaurant Appeal Dismissed
- WE WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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This will now be in the DINING Hall.
Thursday 27th at the
Abbey School, London Road, Faversham.
The Brents Community Association represents residents in the area most badly affected by the flooding during the tidal surge of December 6, with some homes so badly damaged that it will be months before the owners can return. “People in our area obviously have a lot of questions to ask,” said Angela Simmons, chair of the Association. “But the meeting isn’t just for our members. We know that many others are concerned about plans for the future, and we want to give everyone a chance to hear what the Environment Agency has to say.”
If anyone would like to attend but doesn’t have transport, the organisers will do their best to arrange lifts – email; email@example.com or leave a message on 07857042525.
Tuesday 25th February – Talk at the Fleur – The Conservation Area and the Creek by Ray Harrison
2.30 to 4.30pm. in the Fleur Hall. This talk may be repeated one evening, date & time to be announced.
Thursday 27th February – A presentation by the Environment Agency about plans for the Creek as a flood risk area.
7.30pm Abbey School Main Hall. There will be a Q&A session after.
Film and Photography will feature in this one-day interactive art and cinema event in Faversham’s Guildhall on 22nd February.
Sham Fever is a unique opportunity for visitors to play and experiment with photographs, video and sounds of Faversham using a range of projection technologies, including OHPs, Digital and 16mm.
The event is free, open to all and local artists will be on hand to help.
Activities include selecting, viewing and layering film and footage, cutting up images and drawing on OHPs and playing and recording sounds.
The event is organised by artists interested in encouraging participation in the arts within the local community.
One of the organising artists John Dargan said, “It’s a fun day where people can experiment with technologies and play with films and photos in a big space.”
There will be images of Faversham past and present to project in the Guildhall. Visitors are also invited to bring in their own films and photographs to add to the mix.
Trish Scott added, “It will be an exciting new way of seeing Faversham and exploring the towns history. We hope participants will experience Faversham in a new light.”
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Saturday 8th February
Talks about Faversham’s Maritime Heritage
Talks about Faversham’s Maritime Heritage
Keep the last Tuesday afternoon of the month free to come to these social and informative events. They are being held at
The Fleur de Lys Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
From 2.30 to 4.30 pm
From 2.30 to 4.30 pm
|Tue 28 Jan||Tea with the Trust – a social event|
|Tue 25 Feb||The Conservation Area and the Creek
– Ray Harrison
|Tue 25 Mar||Archaeology and the Creek
– Dr Pat Reid
|Tue 22 Apr||Traditional Vessels of Faversham Creek
– Hugh Perks
|Tue 27 May||The Graveney Boat –
These events are free, but there will be an exit collection to pay for the Fleur de Lys Hall and contribute to our fund raising.
Saturday 12 April Quiz Evening
Sunday 15 June Dingy Race
Sat 12 – Sun 13th July Faversham Nautical Festival [KSA Event]
Friday 26 September Barn Dance
Saturday 8th November Oyster & Champagne Supper Dance
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS AND EVERYONE WHO HAS THE FUTURE OF THE CREEK AT HEART.
Our best wishes go especially to those who have suffered from the recent floods, and we hope that you were able to enjoy Christmas enough to face your restorations with new energy.
This Trust is here for the long term and must look as far into the future as we dare. There is light at the end of the immediate tunnel, and as long as we persevere and keep a steady helm, we will arrive at that position from where we can more clearly see and concentrate on the future, knowing that it is based upon a good and accepted plan for the future of the whole creek.
Unfortunately, these occasional extreme events may become an increasingly dominant fact of life in the future; the probability of an increasing frequency of severe weather [low pressure and northerly winds] developing extreme sea conditions in the North Sea and coinciding with big tides, to generate bigger surges, is already being planned for by government agencies; even the possibility of a new Thames Barrier, down stream from the existing barrier, which will certainly exacerbate the local risk of flooding.
But with so much human and financial misery resulting from the recent floods and the fact that they will happen again, and again, raises the question; why are the current proposals for the Creekside ignoring this issue as if it was insignificant.
You may be aware that there is a plan for the defence of the shoreline for the whole of the UK, known as the Shoreline Management Plan – SMP, and the SMP for Faversham is shown below;
Hold the Line means exactly what it says; the line of the existing flood defences will be maintained, or changed to meet changing conditions, ie improved. The Indicative Realignment Location here is actually the same as the Current Shoreline on this chart.
For further reading about the Shoreline Management Plan see; http://www.se-coastalgroup.org.uk
However, it is interesting to note that the map published by the Environment Agency showing the extent of the possible flooding, does not reflect the aims of the SMP. It is difficult to understand what the connection is, if any, or what our expectations should be. Is any of this actually worth the paper it is written on.
There also appear to be a number of anomalies with this map, not least that it differs from anecdotal memories of the recent event. So we will investigate this and publish a fuller explanation in due course.
Suffice it to say, it is difficult to understand how any future plan for the Creek can seriously propose to develop residential housing in a FLOOD PLAIN regardless of any nifty bureaucratic changes to the rules.
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