The figures frame a monitoring platform out in the harbour. Since my last visit, this has been moved from TR3240 : Looking east-southeast along the Prince of Wales pier
to a position further away from the Prince of Wales pier.
Dover Harbour board has contracted ITM Monitoring to support its asset management programme with a bespoke automated system to continuously monitor the Prince of Wales pier at the port. The system allows highly accurate, sub-monitoring readings to be taken on the verticality of the seaward pier and, with all sensors being data logged and posted to ITM Monitoringí s web-based data visualisation software, allows for complete autonomous remote monitoring. This enables the client to view the reaction of the pier structure due to tidal influence and assess whether there are any long term movement trends Link
These three local heroes, Jamie Clark (who bravely battled the elements to bring the 2012 Olympic flame ashore from the tall ship Stavros S Niarchos; here he is depicted holding an Olympic torch), Dame Vera Lynn (famous for the wartime classic The White Cliffs of Dover) and Ian Fleming (who lived at St Margaretís Bay and created James Bond) are immortalised in life-size, two-dimensional steel figures. They stand alongside this bench on Doverís promenade, given to the town to mark the River Dour Greenway, which is a new walking and cycling route stretching from Buckland Bridge to the seafront, put there to encourage people to make everyday journeys on foot or by bike through the green heart of the town. The bench is an art initiative from the charity Sustrans and the project has been supported by Kent County Council, Dover District Council, Dover Town Council and the Dover Harbour Board. It was officially unveiled at the Dover Community Regatta on 27 July 2013 Link