March 9 2014 Latest news:
Friday, February 21, 2014
Part of the promenade in Southwold closed off due to safety reasons.
Significant amounts of sand and shingle from the beach just south of Southwold Pier have been swept away leading to a concrete apron beneath the promenade becoming exposed.
Waveney District Council has closed part of the promenade as it could be a danger to the public because anyone falling off the edge of would land directly on to concrete.
A council spokesman said: “In the interests of safety, a short length of the promenade will be closed from today while investigations take place to see if emergency work is needed to rebuild the beach beneath this area of the promenade.
“It is hoped the beach may recover naturally.
“It is hoped that limited access to the promenade in this area should be allowed within the week.
“Waveney District Council apologises for any inconvenience created by this temporary closure, but this is essential work being carried out to ensure public safety.”