The Faversham Creek Trust

Working to rebuild the Maritime Heritage of the Creek

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 threat.

In February 2011 a Petition was signed by over 1500 people;

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.

Shipshape Network will keep you updated on news and progress, see below.

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