Campaigning to Save the Beach
Thank you to everyone who kindly donated towards the costs for the two proposed illustrated signs for Eastney Beach, which are to celebrate the recent Grade II Listing of the four hundred metres long monument on the beach – one of the longest in Britain.
Funds raised of over £1,300 exceeded the target and special thanks go to the naturists [British Naturism and The Eastney Naturists] who between them contributed £500 – so naturists do have pockets!
Many thanks and we hope that Portsmouth Council [who are helpfully contributing the other half of the costs] will have the two signs ready later this summer of 2011.
Anti Tank Blocks along Eastney Beach are now protected!
It has now been confirmed by the Secretary of State via English Heritage that all the 280 WW II Anti-Tank Blocks right along Eastney Beach, including those on beach in front of the Fraser Range buildings, are Listed Grade II being of special interest under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
What does this mean? Well, it means that the blocks cannot be movedp, destroyed, tampered with at all without the written express permission of the Secretary of State – indeed, to do so would be an illegal act! I doubt that “spoiling the view” from some luxury weekend flats would be a good enough reason!
We have copies of the Secretary of State’s signed specific ruling as well as copies of the revised map showing the full extent of these historic monuments. We also have copies of the four- page recommendation put to the Secretary of State.
Click the image for a more detailed look at the map:
The area shaded in blue contains the protected World War II anti-tank blocks
Not all enemies of freedom were / are foreign born!
There’s also a followup article from the Portsmouth News about the blocks – http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome/Help-us-give-a-sign.6662890.jp