Eastoke beach management works

Following completion of the beach management activities throughout February at Eastoke, stormy weather affected the south coast of England.

Coastal Partners, part of Havant Borough Council, reported that the beach bore the brunt of these storms and prevented flooding from occurring. The storms caused beach roll back and erosion around Eastoke Corner, where the standard of protection is reduced and needs to be reinstated.

In response to this erosion, the Council has been clearing the promenade of shingle, which is expected to be complete by today, March 19. Next, the Council will carry out a responsive, small-scale beach recycling to help reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion.

The works will involve the recycling of shingle material from areas of natural beach build up behind the Coastguard Revetment (Bound Lane) back to the areas of erosion around Eastoke Corner.

The recycling work will commence on Monday 22nd March 2021 and will last for a period of one week (weather dependent). These works are fully funded by the Environment Agency and will be carried out by the contractor, Les Searle Group.

Photo: Coastal Partners