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West Beach works completed in time for holiday season
10:01am Tuesday 19th February 2013 in News
WORK to improve Clacton’s main holiday beach has been completed.
West Beach, which attracts thousands of summer visitors, has been closed since December while seawall maintenance takes place, along with work to upgrade drainage along Lower Promenade.
Tendring Council workers carried out the scheme, using a 35-tonne excavator to dig out the sand – which has now been replaced.
The promenade was closed off to pedestrians for a short while, but was reopened after a majority of the work took place.
Council leader Peter Halliday said the scheme was part of an on-going maintenance programme, which has also included parts of Holland-on-Sea, Frinton and Clacton over recent months.
“It is important that we undertake these improvement projects out of season so that we do not affect trading at the busier times,” he said.
“We are keen to improve our seafront and promenades for residents and visitors alike and these projects will make a difference to our offer and the overall feel of the seaside environment.”
Improvements have also been carried out to signage and seating on Clacton seafront at the top of Pier Gap and a stretch of the Upper Promenade at Holland-on-Sea and Lower Promenade at Frinton have been resurfaced and slopes repaired.
Twelve benches along West End Lane, Dovercourt, are also being revamped.