Friday, 31 January 2014

Harbour Entrance Maintenance!

Taken from the harbour wall looking towards the Church Norton Spit
Work taking place to  maintain the main channel....these photos taken on January 27 2004
 We had no threat of extinction then!

Today there is more activity on the beach....T.V,cameras etc

Shown on BBC local news this evening 
Hopefully, more publicity will bring action to protect our beach properties.

The following is an extract received from the RSPB Pagham Habour e-update today.

"Pagham Beach Protection Roger Spencer of Arun District Council gave us this update:
Church Norton spit continues to grow eastward. A rock revetment was constructed by Arun District Council in November/December 2013, which successfully protected the properties at greatest risk on Pagham Beach from the damaging effects of storm waves entering the channel. Just before Christmas the spit not only grew in length but there was a marked landward turn of the eastern end; this in turn changed the hydrodynamics of the channel. The revetment and the adjacent groyne have been damaged by the new, undercutting scour.
Urgent works were undertaken by Arun DC’s contractor in early January to stabilise the revetment as a short-term repair. All options available to remedy the situation were then discussed at a multi-agency technical meeting. The preferred option coming from that meeting; to bring in a further supply of rock to bolster the revetment at a low level, was reported to the Pagham Harbour And Coastal Issues Group on 22nd January 2014. That Group agreed that this is the preferred option and officers from Arun DC are now working with the other bodies in an effort to secure sufficient funds to undertake this work at the earliest opportunity."

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