Faversham Creek Trust have today published the following news story and some pictures about the ongoing work to improve the Faversham Creek and to keep it open and navigable.
“Thanks to work recently completed by Medway Ports, the sluice shutter on the Creek Bridge gate is now opening automatically at each low tide, sending a surge of water down to purge the gut-way of the Creek. The effectiveness is being monitored by Medway Ports to establish whether a second shutter should be used to increase the flow. At present, the flow moves across to the Town Quay side, before straightening up down the gut, but a second shutter, on the other gate, might straighten this up. By alternating the shutters, it might be possible to purge the wider area here. Medway ports are also planning for the gates to be opened in time for the Nautical Festival, 21-22 July.
That has all got to be good news for Faversham Creek. The Creek Trust are also involved in a campaign to convert a disused riverside building (The Purifier Building) into workshops and an educational facility for apprentices in the Maritime Trades.