Oh Dear. It seems that Faversham’s Swing Bridge is in need of repair or replacement and this has rather snookered the plans of Faversham Creek Trust to get the basin (upstream from the bridge) dredged and opened up for larger vessels as part of the campaign to give the area back its Maritime Trades. Faversham Council tell us that the repairs or replacement could be as long as 5 years away, so Faversham Creek Trust have had to park their plans to restore the Purifier Building as a centre for workshops and shipwright appenticeships. So says Faversham Creek Trust in their newsy website at http://favershamcreektrust.com/2012/10/21/trouble-at-bridge-but-there-is-a-way-forward/ .
Trust Chair, Griselda Cann-Mussett is quoted as saying “we have done some research into this and we know that a new lifting bridge could be supplied and fitted for a relatively modest cost”, so hopefully all is not lost.
The Trust AGM takes place in the Alexander Centre at 7:30 pm on Tuesday November 20th. I expect the bridge will feature high in discussions!