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Rock armouring placed at L'Erée and Bordeaux to bolster coastal infrastructure

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Wednesday 30 November 2022

Rock armouring is being placed at Rocques Poisson at L'Erée and Banque Imbert at Bordeaux to provide resilience to our coastal infrastructure.

The work at Rocques Poisson began this week and is a precautionary measure to mitigate potential damage to the sea wall during winter storms. This work is expected to be completed by the end of next week.

The work at Banque Imbert will start after the work finishes at Rocques Poisson and will continue until mid-February to prevent further erosion to the soft, earth banking.

At Banque Imbert, contractors will be required to use the northern section of the car park at Bordeaux, which has been agreed with the kiosk operator. These works will not affect access to the kiosk and public toilets.

A path will be created down to the beach near the kiosk and toilets to make it easier for the public to access the beach, which will encourage people not to step down from the grass bank, which has the potential to cause further erosion.

Each year as we head into the winter, we know that our island will face harsher weather, making it necessary to reinforce our coastal infrastructure.

As well as providing resilience to our infrastructure, when the improved path is created, this should provide islanders with easier and safer access to the beach.

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