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Northfleet harbour restoration taking shape

Artist's impression of Northfleet Harbour as it may look if it is restored

Artist's impression of Northfleet Harbour as it may look if it is restored

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Volunteers burnt off some extra Christmas calories while helping to restore Northfleet Harbour on Friday (28).

It is hoped that the once-bustling hub will be rebuilt to its former glory and if plans go ahead, there will be a marina, a ship yard to fix up old vessels and a community space.

Conrad Broadley, of Northfleet Harbour Restoration Trust, said: “The biggest challenge has been raising public awareness, but we now have a big group of volunteers who are on board.”

A big digger cleared away much of the West Dock and slipway while helpers removed brambles and undergrowth.

The harbour is pretty much intact behind a flood-defence wall which needs to be demolished.

To find out more about the project and how to help, see www.northfleetharbour.org.uk.

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