Landslip warning from Isle of Wight Council

By Ross Findon

Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:12


Landslip warning from Isle of Wight Council

A recent cliff fall at Tennyson Down. Picture courtesy of National Trust, Isle of Wight.

FURTHER landslides and rock falls could hit the Isle of Wight, a coastal expert has warned.

Isle of Wight Council coastal manager Peter Marsden issued the warning today (Wednesday) after weeks of bad weather and with more forecast for the coming days.

It follows recent landslips and ground movement at Undercliff, Tennyson Down, Sandown Bay and Compton.

The Isle of Wight Council has warned people to take extra care on coastal paths, near cliff edges, which could be slippery and the ground unstable. It also urged caution near the sea.

It follows a similar warning from National Trust head warden Robin Lang yesterday (Tuesday).

Mr Marsden said: "With more wet and windy weather on the way there is a risk of further ground movement and strong waves along our coastline.

"We would like to advise people to take extra care on our coastal paths near cliff edges, particularly if walking with children and pets, and to stay away from the base of cliffs or landslip sites as there is always the rick of further landslides or rock falls."

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