I first discovered Dungeness through the words of Derek Jarman and it has had a special part in my heart ever since. It’s beauty is simple. It does it for me in so many ways. Random yet wonderful, still yet strong, queer yet straight, it demands reflection and adoration. It is one of the many reasons why I will always be a seaside girl. The flotsum, the stones, the wildlife, the tranquility and those wonderful, wonderful homes. Its where I’ve spent some of my best days with Queenie. Its one of those places that’s on top of my ‘if I won the lottery I’d live here’ lists. The gardens are delicious. Its Dungeness, its wonderful and I, like so many, don’t want to lose it. If you’ve never been you have to get yourself there. If you have been then you’ll join the campaign to stop the quarry plans. Without question. Because, without question, Dungeness is one of the most wonderful places in the world. Lets fight to keep it that way.
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‘Dungeness – an area of outstanding natural beauty – is at risk. An application has been submitted to Kent County Council seeking consent to excavate shingle from this precious corner of the coast for use in flood defenses in neighbouring counties. Excavating shingle from Dungeness would damage this internationally important and environmentally diverse habitat for generations to come. Whether you love Dungeness as a resident or a visitor, you will see this breathtakingly wild stretch of coast change beyond recognition when the lorries, dump trucks and diggers roll in – and the proposed flood defenses will not deliver high-value and reliable flood protection to residents in return’. Love Dungeness Campaign www.lovedungeness.org/