Independent civil engineering merchant Rudridge has chosen the Northfleet Harbour project as the first recipients of its new community project campaign.
Launched in June this year, Rurdridge’s campaign aims to give something back to the community. The merchant received a number of nominations, but eventually chose the Northfleet Harbour project due to its “aim to encourage the community to get involved with the various projects essential to restoring the site”.
The Northfleet Harbour Trust behind the restoration of the Harbour hope to eventually make the site home to hundreds of yachts and powerboats as well as dozens of historic ships, boats for sale, repairs and much more.
Volunteer parties will undertake the dig and study of the harbour docks and tidal mill, discovering the harbour’s rich history that dates back to Roman times.
The Gravesend branch of the merchant are set to start work on the project immediately and will supply various items the Northfleet Harbour Trust need to make the site safe but also more usable.
Richard Milton, branch manager for the Gravesend branch of Rudridge, said: “We are really excited to be getting involved with this project and helping the Northfleet Harbour Restoration Trust on their way to realising their dream of uncovering the sites fantastic history and heritage. It would be great to see the site back to its former glory as a working community harbour with historic boat restoration, fishing boats, sea scouts and more.”
“On behalf of everyone at Rudridge, I would like to thank those who nominated and I wish all the local projects the very best of luck.”