New inland sea defences at Medmerry at work

Medmerry inland sea defences at work. PICTURE BY Paul Bowie/Environment Agency/PA Wire
Medmerry inland sea defences at work. PICTURE BY Paul Bowie/Environment Agency/PA Wire
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THE Environment Agency will celebrate its latest sea defence project at Medmerry today (November 4) – with one of the highest tides of the year.

Bosses at the Environment Agency will herald the new inland sea defences and nature reserve at Medmerry, and watch it at work after the scheme was completed this year.

With high tides hitting the coast today, these conditions will show how the new £28m defences and nature reserve will work together to protect local communities from flooding.

Environment Agency chairman Lord Chris Smith, and chief executive Paul Leinster, will be joined by Mike Clarke, RSPB chief executive to officially unveil a plaque to celebrate the scheme.

See Thursday’s Observer (November 7) for a full report on the celebrations, and pictures of the new inland defences at work.