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Sea Defence Repaired on Portland Months On from Storms

Chesil Beach Digger

9:58am 13th May 2014

Months on from the storms and Portland has a staunch sea defences again.

The sea wall at Chesil Cove has been repaired and reinforced with concrete and rock armour.

Shingle is back on the beach covering sea defences and slipways used by fishermen have been re-done too.

Dorset County Council say money from the governments emergency flood fund allowed them to carry out the work quickly.

Ben Murray, Head of Infrastructure at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said: "It is great news that the sea wall is now fully repaired and open to the public. The work was crucial to ensure the sea wall continues to offer the same level of protection it was designed for prior to the storms.

"All the work has been completed with minimum disruption and with no incident and we would like to thank the public for their patience while the work took place."

The Environment Agency is continuing to repair and replenish Chesil Beach at Chiswell.

These works are expected to be finished in the next few months.

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