Members at the AGM in July were pleased to support a novel and ambitious community project proposed by long-standing member Helen Williams. She hopes to recycle the timber which will be removed and stored securely when the new groyne field on Kingsdown's beach is constructed later this year. Offering to lead the idea as a KCG associate, Helen has invited fellow members to join her in finding carpenters, builders, competent handymen and women and sponsors to give the baulks of timber a new lease of life as benches, planters, and attractive sculptures to remind residents and visitors of our maritime heritage. Other ideas for re-use will be welcomed, and Helen has already received offers of help from DDC's community development officer, from a local builder and from the village school. She can be contacted at or telephone on 373602.