Sea Defense 2006
Update 03 March 2006
Work on the current round of recycling finished yesterday, with a bulldozer trying to eradicate remaining ruts from the beach today.
Yesterday also represented the highest tide of the spring equinox and it looks as if cold weather and associated northerly winds will keep any storms at bay until water levels fall again. Spring tides at the end of March are almost as high, and it is not unknown for significant storms to continue in April, May and occasionally June.
Whether we need to undertake a further recycle before summer will depend on the weather in the next few weeks, but I will keep you informed and also let you know when the annual recharge is planned. We hope to have a further 4 or 5 days transferring shingle from Langney round to Sovereign Harbour, but again access to the beach and shingle being in the right place depends on a suitable weather window.
Update 23 February 2006
Recycling of shingle from PBSC to Sovereign Harbour will finish today with all machines moving to Normans Bay East tomorrow. Here, shingle will be brought in from Herbrand Walk tomorrow and from Cooden during the early part of next week.
Update 17 February 2006
Whilst it has by no means been a bad winter, what storms we have had seem to have been intent on coinciding with spring tides.
Consequently we will be undertaking our third recycle operation of the winter starting on Monday at ‘White Horses’/Sovereign Harbour. As usual it will be a Monday to Friday daytime operation. With no machines working before 07:30.
The first stage will involve moving shingle from Pevensey Bay Sailing Club back to Sovereign Harbour and ‘White Horses’ as necessary and will probably last three or four days.
On this occasion Beachlands may not need any work doing – perhaps one day.
Plant breakdowns towards the end of January’s work meant that little shingle was moved from Cooden. By the time we reach Cooden this time, we will bring in extra dumptrucks to enable shingle to be hauled west as far as Normans Bay East and the Herbrand Walk fishing station.
I will provide updates next week as we determine how things progress.
Best wishes for a pleasant weekend
Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd
Environment Agency Depot
East Sussex BN24 6ND
Tel: 01323 761202
Fax: 01323 764368
Mob: 07884 234298