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Lowestoft: Repairs to north beach’s seawall begin

Repairs and maintenance works is taking place along north Lowestoft beach.

Posted on January 11, 2023

A scheme of maintenance work and repairs is being carried out along a stretch of a popular beach.

Repair works are being carried out in north Lowestoft with repair and maintenance works to the “concrete seawall” under way.

Coastal Partnership East – which brings together the coastal management resources and expertise from North Norfolk District Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and East Suffolk Council – has appointed the Water Management Alliance (WMA) to carry out “repairs and maintenance work” at north Lowestoft this week.

It will see repairs and maintenance works continuing at Silver Rail in Lowestoft.

According to Coastal Partnership East, work started on January 3 and will last two weeks.

A spokesman for Coastal Partnership East said: “The work is spread across the defences immediately north of Ness Point.

“There will be a temporary site set up established on the lower promenade.”

Repair and maintenance work along the coastal defences was due to start on January 3 and take approximately two weeks, allowing maintenance contractors to maximise work around daily tides.

The spokesman added: “All work is subject to safe working conditions.

“The WMA will be undertaking repair and maintenance works to the concrete seawall, including replacing joint sealant and repairing damaged slabs, where necessary.

“We will work hard to keep any inconvenience to a minimum and ask the public to please take note of the contractor’s signage when work is happening.

“This work will improve flood defence assets and is an important part of ESC’s commitment to ensure that the coastal assets they are responsible for are working effectively and are safe for the public, helping to protect our beautiful and important coastline economically and environmentally and for the enjoyment of communities and visitors for generations to come.

“Undertaking regular targeted maintenance means that we can maximise the lifespan of coastal protection assets, ensuring that we make the most of every pound spent and achieve a better return on public investment.

“We are supporting the safeguarding of life and local economies by making sure that the council’s coastal assets are in the condition needed for continued protection.”


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