The appeal is to pay for a new swinging bridge that will allow smacks, sailing barges and other traditional craft to moor (and to be maintained) at the top end of Faversham Creek. It’s a great cause.
Get more details including how to contribute here.
The Swing the Bridge apeal aims to raise £125,000 by 1st October 2015 with the aim of enabling a new swing bridge to be built to replace the old one, which is on its way out.
The money will be added to the funds that would otherwise the used to build a fixed bridge – but the importance of a new functioning swing bridge is that it will allow the regeneration of the basin at the top of the Creek.
A swing bridge will enable barges, smacks and other vessels to moor and be maintained,in the basin, allow Faversham Creek Trusts workshops and apprentice scheme to connect with the rest of the Creek and the sea, and will mean that once again, the masts of sea-going vessels will be visible from the centre of the town.
It’s an exciting prospect, and with every donation comes a little closer to reality
Donate here or here.
The appeal is promoted by the Faversham Creek Trust, The Faversham Society and the Brents Community Association.
The artwork below neatly summarises the FCT’s long term aim.
The beautiful illustration encapsulates Faversham Creek Trust’s proposals for the Creek Basin. I think it’s wonderful. Read all about it here.
However, it needs support – strong and visible support from the public, and also money, because it depends on a new swing bridge being put into place, and the FCT is appealing for money for the project.
And while I’m on this topic, two upcoming FCT talks at the Fleur de Lys Centre are on the gunpowder history of Faversham Creek (19th March) and the wildlife of the creek (24th April). See the trust’s weblog.