By a County Press reporter
Monday, March 4, 2013
Photograph showing the landslide damage at Totland, Isle of Wight. Picture courtesy of Solent Coatguard.
THE extent of damage caused to Totland sea wall, caused by landslides, has been revealed in a photograph taken by coastguards.
The picture, published today (Monday) by the Isle of Wight Council on its Facebook page, shows how part of the wall, a popular route for walkers, has been pushed into the sea.
The wall was closed in January and the Isle of Wight Council warned it was expected to remain shut for many months.
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by Lee Majors
6th March 2013, at 21:21:57
Philip. Exactly the passers by do not bother stopping!! It is the main route to alum bay yet nobody notices it. Another ghost town. The country club. The service station on the hill. The old postpost office. Sherwood stores. Cycle shop . Dentist. A tackle box shop.Charlie brown restaurant. Book shop. Butchers. Chemist. That is what is needed in this town
by neil jacks
6th March 2013, at 12:50:29
Philip, Sshh. Dont tell em all! They might come and have a look.
by Philip Yates
6th March 2013, at 06:48:45
To Lee Majors... if you have nothing to say just shut up, you always knock Totland Bay for some reason. You missed the cafe on the pier, the 3 pubs, countless builders, a hairdressers/beauty saloon, a charity shop, a chinese takeaway, a shop that sells sewing/knitting items, computer service centre, a couple of hotels, countless bed and breakfast establishments, a caravan park, a campsite, and the last one just for you... the undertakers. Theres a heck of a lot here that mere passers by, just do not see.
by david wright
6th March 2013, at 00:36:45
I'm hoping with a bit more errosion like this we will get our bridge built by nature!
by Mike Crowe
5th March 2013, at 16:43:34
Good idea Matthew but just a couple of things .............. Elf and Safety and 'Jobsworth'
by Matthew Hampshire
5th March 2013, at 15:50:20
How about a bit of community action here? If we could rustle up enough people to spare a few hours with a spade then I'm sure a diversion path through the landslip could be cut out in time for the summer. Worth it just to see the look of incredulity from County Hall(!)
by Mr Justice
5th March 2013, at 13:11:57
Makes you wonder how the recent development pictured got planning consent?The council are happy to spend money urgently on Shanklin cliff works, but they have a well known person as their councillor. With a LibDem representing Totland, I bet there is no chance of their path being cleared any year soon.
5th March 2013, at 12:32:08
William, Sadly, I think you may well be right. I had not realised how bad it was. Think Lee is right too. .........Did someone mention Fracking a while back........Mmmm, not a good idea on this fragile Island!
by William Sykes
5th March 2013, at 08:38:05
Looking at the extent of the damage I can't ever see it being repaired. I hope I'm wrong, we used this path at lot, as did thousands of other locals & holiday makers.
by John Lennon
4th March 2013, at 22:02:45
All those posh flats and apartments just above this area (Fort Warden, Hurst Point) must be absolutely brickin' it! Sell up now, while you still might get something for your properties!
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