Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting CFGNEWS to 80360 or email us »
Holland-on-sea: Dangerous seafront slope closed for repairs
3:40pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in News
A SEAFRONT slope has been closed off after becoming dangerous.
The access slope in Holland-on-Sea started to sink and has become unstable due to the amount of surface water at the site.
It connects the Upper and Lower Promenades in the Kings Avenue area, but has been temporarily closed to the public.
The problem was discovered by Tendring Council engineers when they went to carry out a job at a nearby seafront site.
They closed it off immediately before someone was hurt.
Council environment boss Nick Turner said: “We apologise to residents and visitors for any inconvenience this may cause but the closure was necessary on safety grounds.
“We will endeavour to carry out the remedial work as soon as possible, depending on the weather, and have this access reopened for the public.”
The council’s coastal and engineering teams are considering the options on how to stabilise the pathway.
They hope to get the slope re-opened before Spring.