Now is your chance in just a few seconds to help save this historic dockyard for the purpose it was intended. Simply follow this link and sign the epetition to show the local council that folk across the country and around the world value this part of our heritage.
Click here to go to the petition
All you need do is enter name, address and email. What is important is that after signing the petition you will be sent an email to confirm your email address and you need to open it and click the confirm signature link in order for you to be registered. As of today they have 128 signatures but I think that a lot of folk care enough about it to give it a few seconds of their time.
This is the wording of the petition.
We the undersigned petition Swale Borough Council to To protect, preserve and enhance Standard Quay and the Creek environment for the building, restoration, maintenance and berthing of traditional vessels by all means possible.
Faversham Creek has been a centre for ship building and repair for more than 300 years. In recent years Standard Quay has regenerated the heritage, skills and apprentice training of Faversham’s maritime craftsmen. It is the last stronghold of traditional barges in the South East of England. Standard Quay, on Faversham Creek’s unique historic waterway, is of national and European importance. This industry, jobs and heritage is now under immediate threat. We, the undersigned, petition Swale Borough Council to protect, preserve and enhance Standard Quay and the Creek environment for the building, restoration, maintenance and berthing of traditional vessels by all means possible including: 1. Helping to secure the quayside, land and buildings at Standard Quay so that local maritime craftsmen can continue their traditional boatbuilding and apprentice training activities, and Faversham Creek can expand as a national centre for Thames Sailing barge berthing, repair and restoration. 2. A Guarantee that any future Faversham Creek Development Plan will specifically rule out any possibility of the historic Standard Quay site being developed inappropriately in future – for example for housing, restaurants, cafes, hotels, licensed premises and retail use. 3. Rejecting any proposed change of use for Standard Quay’s quayside buildings, so they can continue to be used for their traditional purposes by maritime craftsmen.