Congratulating Goodwin Sands Conservation and attending unveiling of new historic panel

I would like to congratulate the Goodwin Sands Conservation Trust on their excellent work. Recently I attended the unveiling of a guide to the history of the sands on Walmer Seafront. 

In attendance were the trustees of the Goodwin Sands Trust Joanna Thomson, Fiona Punter and well-known author Deborah Moggach OBE who unveiled the panel. Deborah is internationally known for her successful novels including The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. 

I have been supporting the Goodwin Sands Group on their campaign for greater environmental protection for the Goodwin Sands since I was elected as MP for Dover. Recently I met with Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow, to discuss the environmental, cultural and historic importance of the Goodwin Sands. 

Goodwin Sands Conservation Trust has carried out a huge amount of valuable research as well as raising awareness about the Sands, our maritime history and wider marine life. I am so impressed with the dedication shown by Joanna, Fiona and the other trustees. 

The sands have great environmental, cultural and historic importance which is so well explained in the guide that was unveiled on Walmer Seafront. The guide will help visitors and residents alike understand why the Goodwin Sands matter so much. 

I will continue to back greater protection for special ‘blue belt’ habitats of historic and environmental importance, like the Goodwin Sands.

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