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Fermain Bay wall ‘should have been sorted out a long time ago’

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A FORMER St Martin’s constable has said a storm-damaged wall at Fermain Bay should never have been allowed to get to the state that it is in now.

Former St Martin’s constable Gerry Tattersall at the collapsed Fermain wall. He was in office in 2014 when storms damaged the structure and called for repairs to be carried out at the time. He says the cost has risen due to the delay in doing so. See Page 4. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 20080257)

Environment & Infrastructure president Barry Brehaut this week said his committee would be seeking £600,000, a ‘well informed estimate’, from Policy & Resources to repair the wall.

Gerry Tattersall, who was parish constable when the storms caused the damage in 2014, said he hoped it would be repaired in time for the summer.

‘I pushed very hard for them to do something right away because the longer they leave it, the more it’s going to cost – and that’s what has been proven already,’ he said.

‘The third winter is coming now and the under-wall has moved outwards. In the end it costs a lot more.

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