Cliff fall blocks esplanade

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Cliff fall blocks esplanade

The debris blocking Sandown/Shanklin Esplanade following a cliff fall. Picture courtesy of the Isle of Wight Council.


A STRETCH of Isle of Wight esplanade has been blocked following a cliff fall.

The Isle of Wight Council said contractors would be sent to clear the debris from the Sandown/Shanklin Esplanade and it was hoped the route would be open by Tuesday evening.

Two trees came down in high winds last night (Monday) blocking Cockleton Lane, Gurnard, but were cleared later that night.

*Sandown Esplanade was re-opened by this morning (Wednesday) the Isle of Wight Council confirmed.



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by Stephen Elliott

31st January 2013, at 07:08:31

Omg how can you turn a little debris in to a link to fracking? And council action.
It's a minor incident and where ever there are hills etc things fall! But you see is as an opportunity to blame.

If a volcano erupted in Newport you'd want answers and someone to finger point.

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by david stubbings

30th January 2013, at 22:17:18

well Mr crowe.... it gives the sandown people its only decent view, only decent beaches and countryside and a place to house the elderly!

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by Mike Crowe

30th January 2013, at 17:41:40

Yes David, what does Sandown want to be littered with Yaveland for?

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by david stubbings

29th January 2013, at 22:17:36

with any luck with all these sea wall collasping yaverland maybe seperated from sandown soon..................................

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by Philip Yates

29th January 2013, at 20:21:35

This will get cleared a lot faster than Totland to Colwell sea wall, as thats a minor disruption compared to replacing the sea wall.... Bets are on as to how long it takes.

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by Rob Fell

29th January 2013, at 14:58:02

The council are working on clearing this already and it should be open by mid afternoon.

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by geoffrey clynch

29th January 2013, at 14:35:09

and some still wish to allow the moneymen to start Fracking

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by John Lennon

29th January 2013, at 13:22:34

Crikey! What, with Totland Bay to Colwell being blocked by a land-fall and now this...... we're all doomed! Doomed I tells ya!! We're sinking into the Solent! Build the bridge NOW!!!!!!!

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