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Sea Wall Set For Major Repairs

Maintenance and protection works will be carried out to the sea wall by Baiter car park from Monday 6 October.

During last winter's storms, the sand was stripped from the beach causing movement in the wall's foundations and damage to the footpath/cycleway behind.

The footpath was repaired immediately by the council and a substantial volume of sand that had been deposited further down the beach, was relocated to the bottom of the seawall to reduce the impact of further tidal action.

The works now being carried out will reinstate the robustness of the sea wall. Sheet piles will be installed in front of the existing wall to form a defence against undermining. It is anticipated that these works will be completed by approximately mid November 2014.

During the course of the works large machinery will be operating in the area. Access for pedestrians and cyclists along this path will be maintained, but will be diverted via a guarded route around the works and through the adjacent car park where necessary. People are asked to take care and not enter the works area.

Councillor Ian Potter, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Borough of Poole, said: "The severe storms experienced earlier this year prove how important our flood defences are to the town. It is imperative that we manage these defences appropriately and these works are being carried out now in preparation for this coming winter."

The scheme, costing approximately £175,000, is being funded by the Government's emergency fund.