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On June 8 2013, eight year old Lauren Richardson, accompanied by her dad Kevin, will attempt to kayak 225 miles down the River Thames for charity. The thirteen day event will see them negotiate 45 locks and travel up to 27 miles a day from the source of the Thames to the sea.
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The pair will start on the Saturday with a walk from Thames head to Cricklade, from there on, it’s by kayak all the way to the Thames estuary with an eight mile detour up the River Medway to finish in the village of Upnor on Friday June 21st. Read More

A new and novel idea Boris and friends, I think not! This site or close to it on the North Kent Marshes was suggested, in 1947, and again in 1963 and 1974 then in 2003 every time it was rejected. More

Airport Image 1 by artist Kevin Clarkson. Thames Estuary airport exhibition

A series of stunning images will starkly set out the devastating impact a huge hub airport could have on Medway and wider Kent. More


Click on the image above to be taken through to the Friends of North Kent Marshes, from there you can easily find your way to letter and email templates that can be sent to your local M.P, George Osbourne and others. It is possible that the soon to be delivered budget will put the plans into consultation, if you act now it may still be possible to stop that happening.

An urgent meeting has today (Wednesday, 18 January 2012) been called for with Justine Greening, the Secretary of State for the Department of Transport, and representatives of Medway Council following news that the government may consult on building a Thames estuary airport in March.

An open letter has been sent, which calls on the minister to meet with the four group leaders of Medway Council as a matter of urgency so that they can put forward representations against the airport scheme.

Please see the full text of the letter below: Read Letter

Following stories published in the Sunday Times and London Evening Standard about architect Lord Foster’s plans to build the world’s biggest airport on the Isle of Grain, in Kent, please see a statement below from Cllr Rodney Chambers – the Leader of Medway Council. More

The village of Cliffe is situated on the Hoo Peninsula and overlooks the Thames Estuary. Early records suggest that Cliffe would have originally been known as Cloveshoo (Cliffe-at-Hoo). More

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