Updated 29th December 2019
What a glorious 2019 Christmas Day we had, blue sky and sunshine – possibly one for the records - then came high winds and driving rain on Boxing Day. But that did not deter over 150 brave swimmers to participate in the 31st Annual Aldeburgh Boxing Day Swim, cheered on by hundreds of supporters.
Our new banners got their first airing and were put to work at the event. SOS and SEAS thank everyone who shared their interest in this issue with us on a cold and wet day.
An invitation to an event at Thorpeness on Boxing Day organised by Save Our Sandlings and Suffolk Energy Action Solutions. From 10:30 onwards, details below.
This is a follow on to last year, talking to walkers on the cliff top area as a variety of posters were being erected. We have the lovely banner made by Simone for the XR action at Sizewell in October and a number of others commissioned by SEAS.
This year will see more group members involved at various locations in Thorpeness and Aldeburgh. Our aim is to engage with local residents as well as visitors and holiday homeowners, and broadcast the message of the impending disruption to this fragile coastal area by Scottish Power, involving large-scale industrialisation of our Heritage Coast and subsequent projects turning it into the 'Energy Coast'!
If you fancy a nice walk in the fresh air to work off any Christmas Day excesses, we would be very pleased to see you. Meet either 10:30 at the Moot Hall to leaflet those watching the Boxing Day swim (start 11am) or 11:30 outside Thorpeness shop (just behind The Dolphin) to speak to walkers heading onto the cliff area and an organised football match starting beyond North End Road around 12 noon plus (if numbers allow) those walking between The Meare, the Emporium and the beach.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year
Save Our Sandlings
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