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Entries for the Orford Ness lighthouse writing competition must be submitted by 31st May 2014
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Almost £10,000 has been awarded by Touching the Tide in the latest round of its grant fund.
You may remember that during the Barber’s Point archaeological dig last autumn we were excited by the discovery of this skull with symmetrical holes.
The art of beachcombing...
Touching the Tide is leading two walks during the Suffolk Walking Festival:
Updated...Eastfeast will be creating a labyrinth as just one part of a project funded by TtT.
by Bill Jenman, Touching the Tide Project Manager. If someone asks what we’re about, I always talk about East Lane, Bawdsey.
This part of the coast was eroding rapidly, threatening two houses and the historic Martello Tower. Previously, the Government simply paid for coast defences, but by 2009 there was much less public money around so the new rock armour was partly paid for by innovative “enabling developments.” Twenty-six new houses were built in areas where they wouldn’t previously have been permitted, with the profits going to fund the new defences.
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So what do you think?
Different people (original residents, owners of the new homes, beach visitors, archaeologists) will all have a different viewpoint.
If you now understand this complexity, but still have your own view, Touching the Tide has done its job. Next time coastal change comes up, in the pub or in a formal consultation, please take part in the debate and help to shape the future of our changing coast.