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Emergency Works (Likely duration 2 weeks)

12th November 2018

As a result of storms on Wednesday 7th and Saturday 10th, emergency works are required to reinstate eroded defences.  Works started on Wednesday afternoon, with two bulldozers working through until saturday lunchtime.  A recycling team starts today and will work in all areas where repair is required.

Beach Recycling (Duration 2 weeks)

15th October 2018

Bypassing of shingle round Sovereign Harbour is complete for now, so attention turns to beach recycling.  After a quiet summer most of the beach is in good condition, so few areas require attention.  Initially works will focus on Cooden Beach, with sediment being moved west back to Herbrand Walk and Normans Bay East, before machine move west towards Beachlands and White Horses .

Sovereign Harbour Bypassing (Duration 2 weeks)

1st October 2018

Shingle has continued to build up on the southern side of Sovereign Harbour all summer. The end bay north of groyne 94 is now almost full, so needs to be reduced before the first real storms arrive. As increasing amounts of shingle arrive from Eastbourne, it is likely that this work phase will need to be repeated on two or three occasions through the winter.  This first phase starts today and is expected to last two weeks.

Beach Recycling (Duration 2-3 weeks)

23rd March 2018

Although there have been plenty of gales – and cold – since January, none have been significant. With April almost in sight, hopefully winter storms are now past. Predominant easterly winds have moved the beach into some unusual positions, so there is a little work to do before we can start to think that winter is really over.

At this stage there are no plans to move shingle long distance along the beach. We expect to work at Normans Bay East on Monday, and for the rest of week at Cooden to Herbrand Walk. From Tuesday 3rd April machines are expected to be between Normans Bay West and Beachlands and thereafter towards 'The Sandcastle' and 'White Horses'.

Beach Recycling (Duration 2-3 weeks)

19th October 2017

The latest transatlantic storm to arrive will Storm Brian, hitting the Sussex coast on Saturday lunchtime.  In preparation a recycling team is already lined up and ready to start repairs at 06:00 on Monday morning

Sovereign Harbour Bypassing (Duration 2 weeks)

12th September 2017

Shingle has continued to build up on the southern side of Sovereign Harbour all summer. The end bay north of groyne 94 is now almost full, so needs to be reduced before the first storms of autumn have the opportunity to push the shingle past the rock spur and towards the harbour entrance. Work is set to start on 2nd October and last for two weeks.  As increasing amounts of shingle are expected to arrive from Eastbourne, it is likely that this work phase will need to be repeated on two or three occasions through the winter.

Annual Beach Recharge (Duration 1 week)

11th August 2017

Sospan Dau is due to leave South Wales this week, and head for Sussex. She is expected on or around 15th August and expects to add 10,000m3 of shingle to the beach immediately east of Sovereign Harbour, completing work in 7 or 8 days.

 

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