Thank you for supporting Surfers Against Sewage’s Free Broad Bench petition calling on the Secretary of State for Defence, Phillip Hammond MP, to review the current access issues surrounding the wave at Broad Bench, Kimmeridge
We are delighted that the petition received a strong response from local surfers and those that use the area regularly for surfing and other water sports. Our supporters combined actions have helped persuade the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the need for another meeting to discuss the current restrictions. Please find attached the MoD response to the SAS petition showing that they are open to further discussions on the issue. We have responded to raise questions surrounding existing access anomalies on the range and requesting further information to clarify ways of permanently increasing access to the surf spot. We have also requested another face-to-face meeting as soon as possible.
We believe there are a number of possible ways forward to increase access and confirm how the surfing community can maximize surfing time at Broad Bench.
Ultimately, SAS hopes that surfers and wave-riders will be granted permanent access to the renowned waves of Broad Bench whilst maintaining vital MOD activities in full.
All updates on the Free Broad Bench campaign will be on www.sas.org.uk
This campaign is funded purely by SAS membership subscriptions. If you’d like to support the campaigns by becoming an SAS member please do visit www.sas.org.uk/join
Thanks again for your ongoing support…. Andy Cummins SAS Campaign Director