Stay away from seafront warning

By County Press reporter

Monday, May 12, 2014


Stay away from seafront warning

The landslip at East Cowes. Picture by BARRY QUINN

PEOPLE are being warned to stay away from the seafront at East Cowes following the recent landslip on the road.

The Isle of Wight Council is advising members of the public to observe closure barriers on East Cowes Esplanade following the landslip in the area in late April.

Following a period of wet weather, a large section of land fell onto the road and it has continued to move since then and remains unstable.

The road has since been closed and safety barriers erected to keep people away.

Cllr Luisa Hillard is executive member for the environment and is also the local member for East Cowes.

She said: "Following the long periods of adverse weather this winter, many coastal areas remain at risk and it is important all precautions are taken. Residents should make sure they keep well away from this dangerous area until it safe.

"It is a shame the planned work of the East Cowes Community Partnership to manage the woodland and build a new footpath will need to be put on hold until such time as the area has stabilised."

The council is continuing to monitor the area and will be in a better position to determine a way forward once the ground has stopped moving.

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