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Repairs set to be made on Pagham Beach but residents want more

C140813-5 Bog Aug14 Beach  phot Kate

Worried residents and supportes, Robin Henderson, Steve Woodgate, Brian James, Tony Sutcliffe, and David Huntley.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140813-5 SUS-141108-173031001

C140813-5 Bog Aug14 Beach phot Kate Worried residents and supportes, Robin Henderson, Steve Woodgate, Brian James, Tony Sutcliffe, and David Huntley.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140813-5 SUS-141108-173031001

EMERGENCY repairs are due to start at Pagham Beach to repair the damage caused by stormy weather.

Arun District Council expects its contractor to arrive on site today (Tuesday, August 11) to begin replacing the shingle washed away in Sunday’s stormy weather.

Hundreds of tons of rock were also due to be delivered in further work to bolster the vulnerable seafront.

But the residents of West Front Road, where the beach has been eroded to just six metres in front of three bungalows, want more long term action.

They have formed an action group to work with the authorities to achieve this. One of its members, Robin Henderson, said: “Arun are trying to resolve the situation but they are only putting on sticking plasters at the moment.

“They come off the minute it gets wet and the approach is really not working.

“We have been walking for seven years into this nightmare.”

 

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