Stokes Bay promenade open again
After months of being closed, the promenade at Stokes Bay is open. The council’s coastal team have successfully repaired the seawall and promenade in two places, enabling it to be re-opened in time for May half term.
The promenade had been closed off because the parts of it were damaged and at risk of collapsing, presenting a safety risk to the public. £40,000 has been invested in repairs to make it safe.
Two sections have been repaired. One is by the Alver east car park. A hole opened up under the promenade which has now been filled with concrete. Shingle was moved from further along the coast and put in front of the wall to protect it. It was important to do this because the beach acts as a natural first line of defence against flooding and erosion from the sea. The coastal team are continuing to monitor the beach levels in the area.
The other area of repairs was at the western end of the prom. Some of the concrete surface had slipped, presenting a trip hazard, and was vulnerable to collapsing. The concrete has now been repaired and together these works have made the promenade safe to use again.
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