Annual General Meeting
 on Monday 13th November 2006 
in St Mary's Hall, Dover Kent, England UK

 

St Mary's parish centre was packed on Monday evening for a meeting organised by The Dover Society. At the start of the meeting at which there were two speakers  - there was general agreement that the society's constitution should be slightly changed. The meeting was chaired by Mr Derek Leach.

 

 

Councillor Paul Watkins

   

 

 

Councillor Paul Watkins, leader of Dover District Council, used PowerPoint to explain what has been achieved by discussions through the Dover Pride organisation. He outlined several projects that Dover is likely to see in the coming months.

 

Ken Dupuy

   

 

                          

Mr Ken Dupuy of St Margaret's Bay, a chartered engineer, gave details of his proposal to construct an immersed tube tunnel under the waters of Dover harbour, from the bottom of Jubilee Way to the A20 at the far end of Snargate Street, designed to rid Townwall Street of noise, congestion and pollution. 

He submitted that at present Townwall Street cut off the waterfront from the town resulting in Dover's decline. He admitted he had not costed the proposed tunnel's construction but suggested it be paid for by private enterprise with revenue from a toll on vehicles using it.
He was supported by Mr John Spool of a national construction company who explained how a similar immersed tube tunnel was built across the Medway at a cost of around £80 million.
                                                                                       Text by Terry Sutton 

Large attendance at meeting

 

Raffle at meeting