Category Archives: Local Issues

Good Knees Required

Good knees are required for some light house work locally.   In the lighthouse! Weekly cleaning during the ‘open’ season’ and minor odd jobs as and when they are needed. With over 160 steps to the top any applicant must … Continue reading

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Campers

There seem to be more and more overnight campers on the beach, flagrantly ignoring the, very polite, notices to refrain from so doing.  The general public seem to forget Dungeness is a private estate and not dedicated to the public. … Continue reading

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Snack Shack Shortlisted for Award

The ‘Snack Shack’ – situated on the beach, owned and operated by Kenny Thomas and family, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Coastal Fish Restaurant of The Year Awards’. The fact that it is in the open air, with diners … Continue reading

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Tsunami Threat????!!!!!!!!

Headline scare stories say that underwater movements off the coast of Norway could bring 60 foot waves to the area and demands are being made for the protection of the power station. Protection of the power station? 60 foot waves … Continue reading

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House of the Year 2016 – Another Dungeness ‘Shack’ Shortlisted

Dungeness new build house ‘North VAT’ has been longlisted for the Channel Four ‘Grand Designs’ RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) ‘House of the Year 2016’. THURSDAYS 9pm to 10pm and repeated at other times! The following is an article … Continue reading

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Storm Force Angus

Now copying the U.S. we are naming our storms – and yesterday (November 20th) was the first this year and called Angus.   Yes it rained and the wind was quite strong and it did cause a little havoc along the … Continue reading

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Fish Hut/Snack Shack wants to expand!

The success of the local ‘Fish Hut/ snack Shack’, run by the local Thomas family (Lee and Kelly Smith) goes from strength to strength and is now looking to expand their fayre. ‘We would like to sell more local produce … Continue reading

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Another One Missing?

Dungeness lifeboat was launched just after ten this morning after flip flops found at waters edge. Search for possible missing person still ongoing together with the air sea rescue helicopter from Lydd. Always the possibility of a hoax but search … Continue reading

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5 Die in Sea

Five people died in the sea yesterday in the Camber area, just around the corner from Dungeness. The lifeboat and Air Sea Rescue were called out twice to assist in the rescue. Camber, unlike Dungeness, which has exceptionally deep water … Continue reading

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They are Coming!

A boat load of suspected illegal immigrants were found floundering off the coast at Dymchurch (just down the road) late yesterday.   Their rigid inflatable had been taking on water and they phoned home (Calais) for help.  Two lifeboats and coastguards responded … Continue reading

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