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If, like me, you have recently discovered or rediscovered the beauty of the Grain coastal area you may be interested in reading the article written by Michael Dale about the area and beyond. An article he contributed to the Thames Estuary Partnership Magazine for 2012 and reasserts the value or should I say several of the different values of this most remote part of our Peninsula. The full article can be found here TOTT_Winter_2012_36-37 (1)

Michael also runs regular guided walks around the park, stopping on occasions to impart to you the fascinating history of parts of the park. Join one of these if you can, there are two remaining for this season and they take place on the 27th October and the 24th November, you can get more details by emailing michael.dale@virgin.net or calling 01634 270314

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What follows is the insight of Nanny Wade, a resident of the Hoo Peninsula, into the plans of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. She has all the disarming logic of my own grandmother, I may even adopt Nanny Wade to bring some of this mastery of the bleedin obvious back into my life. (Ed)

Boris’s Great Plan.

Knock down Heathrow and build thousands of houses in it’s place and build a
huge new airport on the Hoo Peninsula. So far, so good.

Who wants to move to Boris’s new town when one of the biggest employers in
the area is no longer there? Oh yes, they can travel to work in Grain! They
can join all the regular commuters and the airport traffic struggling to get
along the already horrendously gridlocked roads. The A2/M2 is full to
overflowing now and the road from the A2 out to Grain is little more than a
country lane in some places, therefore much more land will need to be taken
to build the new roads over a much wider area than the airport covers.
People living well away from Grain will need to be relocated to accommodate
all the new infrastructure needed for many miles.

They say it creates loads of jobs in the area so new homes will need to be
built to accommodate the new workforce but the land is running out because
there is now an airport there! Oh, and where are all the local people who
want a job there? They’ve been moved out to make way for an airport and new
motorways but they had no trouble finding another home as there were loads
of new ones at Heathrow!

Nanny Wade

This is a link to a story by Alan McGuinness of the KM, please click HERE

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Following the Mayor of London’s announcement on airports and aviation capacity for London and his submission to the Davies Commission, please see a statement from Medway Council below. More

On Tuesday October 30TH BBC Radio Kent is hosting a community debate so you can have your say on the future of aviation in the south east. A panel of experts will come together at the Cliffe Memorial Hall near Rochester. Doors open at 6pm. If you’d like to be in the audience, you can request tickets by emailing radio.kent@bbc.co.uk or by writing to BBC Radio Kent, The Great Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1QQ. Admission is strictly by ticket only. Tickets are FREE but are limited to a maximum of 2 per person and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rumours are begining to circulate about a group planning a new 4 runway airport west of London.

Please follow the link to see the full story

New Airport for West London

Please follow the link below to an article by Ian Jack on the Website of The Guardian newspaper

CLICK HERE

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