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Time to get all are surfing reefs protected from nature destroyers. They have taken rocks off the reef hear and are using them to make new sand dunes that got washed away by the big storm we had, just to protect Caravans! Is Nature worth so little these days?

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Pease Bay

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > Scotland > Pease Bay

Date Taken: 11th June 2010. 10723 page views since 24th June 2010.

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ollypop Aug 11, 2010 Rating: 0

This sort of mindless stupidity really boils my blood. What an inconsiderate fool!

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I love beef curtains me !! Aug 2, 2010 Rating: 0

The crabs would have loved to see that fucker coming, the side shuffle would be on' DOUBLE TIME!!

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SAS Campaigns Jul 5, 2010 Rating: 1

Surfers Against Sewage has been working on this and will continue to do so. So far we have been getting passed from pillar to post with SEPA, the Fisheries Research Service and Ports and Harbours all saying it falls outside their remit. We are still chasing down Scottish Natural Heritage and The Crown Estate. I (Andy Cummins Campaign Director), spoke with the Caravan Park manager and he assured me he had not and will not take anything from below the high tide mark. Alasdair Steele, SAS’s Edinburgh rep has done a site visit and collected some equally damming photos. We have had some luck with Borders Council. I'm urging you to all register your concerns with either Peter Green or John Hiscott on (01835) 824 000 and stress not only the intrinsic benefit the wave brings but the economic benefits to the region and the wide cross section of society that would be impacted on by the loss/degradation of the wave. We will continue to work on this and your support will help protect your wave! Any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me on either andy@sas.org.uk or call me on 01872 555 952

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SAS Campaigns Jul 20, 2010 Rating: 1

Just a quick update. As far as we know the work has finished at Pease (if it starts again, please let us know). Together with our Edinburgh rep we have contacted all the relevant authorities. The landowner has had a second visit from the Crown Estate and it has been spelt out that permission has NOT been granted for extraction below the high tide line (belongs to the Crown). This is his warning; ignorance can be no excuses next time. If you are to extract for commercial purposes you must get the required permission from the local council and if you are to take vehicles below the high tide line you need the owners permission (the Crown Estate). We need you to be vigilant and if this happens again please contact SAS immediately on 01872 555 950 or email andy@sas.org.uk

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soutie Jun 28, 2010 Rating: 2

one two, buckle my shoe.

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troutlips Jun 28, 2010 Rating: 7

cunts

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Al W Jun 27, 2010 Rating: 3

If you want to contact your MP or MSP, you can find out how to do it here: http://www.writetothem.com/ SEPA can be contacted at http://www.sepa.org.uk/about_us/contacting_sepa.aspx

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palosverdes Jun 27, 2010 Rating: -1

Only under a Conservative Government. Got money for that though haven't they? Expect more of the same all over.

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geezer Jul 1, 2010 Rating: 1

Definately Maggie Thatcher the scourge of the scots, I saw her surf Pease only weeks before. She sure can handle a zimmer on the waves.

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windingboy Jun 27, 2010 Rating: 0

Get your spelling sorted Jason!!

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Gibb0 Jun 26, 2010 Rating: 0

The only idiots who would do this are non surfers. A surfer would know you are not going to stop the force of nature by shifting a few rocks. Morons and rapists!

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Coleshred Jun 26, 2010 Rating: 0

same thing happened to my beach they dreged in a bunch of sand tht just got washed away in a week then they keep dreging and dreging sepa stoped mine!

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Surf Art Wales Jun 26, 2010 Rating: -1

For what its worth, I also agree and am also upset to see this. I suspect SEPA would be very interested. Destruction of a marine ecosystem is exactley what the environmental protection agency was set up to prevent.

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nelch Jun 26, 2010 Rating: 1

should have gave them a "pease" of your mind.

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nelch Jun 26, 2010 Rating: 0

should have gave them a "peace" of your mind.

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dora lives Jun 26, 2010 Rating: -2

FUCKING UNEDUCATED WANKERS SURELY YOU CANT DRIVE ON TO A REEF WITH A CLASS WAVE AND RIP THE SHIT OUT OF IT TO PROTECT CARAVANS GET SEPA ON TO IT NOW MOVE !!!!!

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devondipper Jun 26, 2010 Rating: 2

You can't and the fella below has got it spot on. Someone local to there needs to contact the correct people and get this sorted. My guess would be that the local council have given this the nod and sent the contractors in without going through the correct channels, for which they will be had up if found to be wrong! Fucking sustainability my arse, this is not on...

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swwl Jun 25, 2010 Rating: -1

"refurbish popular holiday beaches damaged by erosion usually caused by the dredging itself "( maritime research paper) the reef was acting as a coastal protector as it was, to remove it shows they clearly only know about caravans and how many you can squeeze between two cliffs. also they do not own the material- the crown estate does and they would need permission for the works plus an environmental impact assessment carried out beforehand most likely through SEPA - send your pics to SEPA and ask if they were involved- if not - they will become involved I'd guess as it's a river estuary!

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geezer Jul 2, 2010 Rating: -2

Sent an e-mail to SEPA who forwarded it to Marine Scotland who have contacted the Local Authority Planning Department. As any fule knows it is the boulder reef which anchors and stabilises the shore, remove the boulders and erosion will rapidly increase.The answer is to re-establish the dunes and remove anything that looks like a wall even if this means removing some caravans. So hopefully the site owners have shot themselves in the foot.

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swwl Jun 29, 2010 Rating: 1

nice one

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Toad Jun 28, 2010 Rating: -1

"SEPA is aware of this issue and has received several complaints in this regard. As this is the coastal area, SEPA has notified Marine Scotland (formally Fisheries Research Services) who regulates such engineering activities. I understand that Marine Scotland are progressing this issue."

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Toad Jun 28, 2010 Rating: 0

This is what SEPA said:

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swwl Jun 25, 2010 Rating: 0

" refurbish popular holiday beaches damaged by erosion (usually caused by the dredging itself!)" the reef was acting as a protection as it was to remove shows the level of stupidity employed. they also do not own the material- crown estates do and they would need permission and an environmental impact assessment carried out beforehand most likely through SEPA - send your pics to SEPA and ask if they were involved- if not - they will be now!

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