repairs underway after erosion along Burnham-On-Sea coastline
high tides during the last week have caused more erosion along the
coastline at Burnham-On-Sea, Brean and Berrow, prompting some concerned
residents to start repairing the sand dunes.
dunes have been cut back up to three metres during the past month
in several places at Brean and Berrow.
the weekend, equipment was brought in to move sand up the beach
in a bid to reinforce and strengthen the dunes, as pictured here.
Kew, Chairman of Berrow Parish Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I have walked the whole beach in recent days and the erosion
is horrendous in some parts."
lot of the dunes have been washed away in several spots between
Berrow Church and the St Christophers Road entrance. The storms
early in January took a lot of sand out, and the high tides over
the past week were then able to cause further damage."
added: "It's good to see some of the local residents and businesses
doing work to shore up the dunes - it's a feather in their cap for
the past week's high tides have caused further damage to the Berrow
beach access road, which remnains closed.
and concrete have been washed away from around the road's surface,
leaving a sharp drop at the end that could damage vehicles, as pictured
contractors are due to carry out further repairs this week to enable
to road to re-open.
along the coastline at Brean, the garden walls of several beach-front
homes now back straight onto the beach with no line of dunes in
front after further sand was washed away over the past month, as
Brean, the council has installed special barriers in several spots
to allow paths to stay open for walkers accessing the beach over
Sedgemoor District Council's landscape officer, Janette Burton,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com the residents should not be too concerned.
"Whilst it may look extensive, the dune system is a naturally
formed geographical feature and the sand will return on other tides
an example of Mother Nature healing itself."
dunes are natural land forms which are shaped by winds and tides.
We are sure that any damage done will remedy itself in the course