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L’Ancresse wall repairs to make it ready for winter

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REPAIRS will be made to the failing section of apron at the dogleg of the L’Ancresse anti-tank wall over the next two days.

X marks the spot for the latest repairs to the L’Ancresse wall. (Image courtesy of Digimap)

Work to underpin the small section of apron, which is to the east of the rock outcrop near the middle of the bay, will start today and should finish tomorrow.

‘The work will entail some excavation at the base of the wall and the damaged apron will be shuttered before concrete is poured,’ said a spokesman for Environment & Infrastructure.

The repairs are set to cost around £5,000 and are being done to ensure the wall remains upright over the winter.

‘The works should not impact on the use of the beach, but visitors should be aware that there will be a few movements of an excavator and a dumper truck from the Pembroke slipway at the western end of the bay during the day,’ they said.

‘Beach users are asked to be observant and follow all safety and information signs.’

This section is part of the wall that is proposed for removal as part of the coastal realignment agreed by the States in 2017.

Environment & Infrastructure’s £1m. proposal would see a 130m section of the wall demolished, subject to planning permission.

‘Keeping the wall in place in the short term is important to reduce the possibility wall failure in advance of the planned coastal realignment,’ said the spokesman.

Earlier this year, £100,000-worth of work was carried out on the sea wall which involved rock armour being installed.

Aaron Carpenter

By Aaron Carpenter
News reporter

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