Beach hut works resume along coastline

Monday, 22 June, 2020
Brightlingsea Beach Huts - Photography by Paul Nixon

Three sets of works to beach huts are due to resume next week – with sections of promenade to be temporarily closed as a result.

Engineers from Tendring District Council (TDC) had been working on a number of projects before work was disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Now as restrictions are lifted and work begins to return to normal, schemes are recommencing – including the three beach hut projects.

In Brightlingsea work to recover beach huts which had been moved by exceptionally high tides early in the year had been delayed, and will now resume with set up starting on Monday (June 22).

In Frinton replacement bases were being installed for sections of beach huts at The Leas, and this work will also resume on Monday.

Meanwhile work to secure a cliff slippage in Holland-on-Sea, in the York Road/Cliff Road area, will also start next week. This will see some beach huts moved to clear the area for work to take place.

At each of the projects sections of the promenade will be temporarily closed at various times to allow the work to be carried out safely.

Closures will for the most part be short sections, but at Holland-on-Sea a longer piece of the prom will be shut off; meaning walkers will need to use the beach or the upper promenade.

Alex Porter, TDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, apologised for any inconvenience caused.

“We are sorry for the disruption this work will lead to, but it is necessary to ensure the safety of passers-by and the engineering team while these projects are carried out,” Councillor Porter said.

“Due to health restrictions and urgent work needed to support our response to Covid-19 these schemes had to be put on the backburner, and I am pleased we are now able to pick them up where we left off.

“This will hopefully mean our seafronts are looking at their best when restrictions are fully lifted.”

Last updated on: 22/06/2020 - 10:51