The diggers are back

The diggers are back

It seems inevitable… to the delight of children of all ages, every six months or so the dumper trucks, the diggers and the bulldozers are back on the beach. Thousands of tonnes of shingle have to be moved back from where the tides and waves have swept them to maintain crucial flood protection for up to 3,000 homes.

Last year F&HDC applied to the Environment Agency for almost £2m in funding and congratulated itself on the outcome in these terms:

“Securing the money needed to carry out this essential work for another five years is a real achievement – it will benefit thousands of our residents.” ¹

A real achievement? The renewal funding for the work is routine, isn’t it? If not, why are more homes planned on this low lying, vulnerable stretch of coastline?

Read our previous article on the flood risk here…

More information on beach management in the south-east here…