Search

Council to begin assessing damage of 52 beach huts following high tide destruction

PUBLISHED: 15:33 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:33 09 January 2019

The Environment Agency has removed a flood warning for the River Waveney. Picture: James Carr

The Environment Agency has removed a flood warning for the River Waveney. Picture: James Carr

Archant

The damage done to 52 beach huts caught up in surging spring tides is still unknown.

Beach huts which were temporarily placed on the sand of Pakefield Beach, near Lowestoft, were knocked down and flooded by powerful waves on Tuesday, January 8.

They had been situated on the beach to allow for work on the demolition of the damaged concrete chalets at Jubilee Terrace to take place.

Waveney District Council, who own the huts, will soon begin assessing the extent of the damage.

A WDC spokesman said: “We removed all 52 huts from the beach following the high tide.

Damaged beach huts at Pakefield Beach. Photo: James Carr.Damaged beach huts at Pakefield Beach. Photo: James Carr.

“They will be moved to temporary storage on the upper cliff before the weekend.

“At that point, we will be assessing any damage, and Sentinel Leisure Trust who manage the beach huts will be writing to any affected customers setting out plans for repairs, if needed.”

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists