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Beach paths and steps25 October 2022

Beach steps

Chair Joan Rose, Director Anne Bassett and local resident Roger Lounds met with Councillor Mark Anderson, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Place at BCP Council, Councillors Nigel Brooks and Andy Martin and other BCP Council officers at the Cliffhanger carpark this week to discuss the issues with the condition of the beach path and steps.

After initial talks, the meeting toured the area, and we pointed out matters of the greatest concern to residents. These included the badly eroded main path from the overflow car park as well as the steps from the Cliffhanger to yet more badly eroded paths, to name but a few of the safety aspects of the condition of the access to the beach.

The atmosphere was one of positive attention, and Mark Anderson seemed to appreciate the urgency of the need to repair and maintain access. Councillor Brooks, who was responsible for organising the meeting, said that going forward, there should be a programme of enhancement as well as maintenance. We are hopeful that immediate works will take place in the very short term, with more extensive repairs being completed in early Spring 2023. We will continue to monitor and push for improvement.