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Walton: Deadly debris creates hazard on beach
2:00pm Monday 30th June 2014 in News
CONCERNED visitors have called for a Walton beach to be cleared of dangerous debris before someone is seriously injured.
Walton’s Jubilee Beach has been covered by a scattering of rocks and slabs of concrete in recent weeks.
The debris, ranging from small lumps to large, heavy chunks, is littering the sand around the slip ramp leading down to the beach from the promenade, creating a rocky obstacle course for beach users.
Cathy and John Parfitt own a beach hut in Walton and witnessed one woman fall and injure herself as the tide came in to obscure the rocks.
The problem was reported by a member of the Walton Beach Hut Association at its last meeting and has been reported to Tendring Council.
The council’s seafront staff are aware of the rocky problem and have cleared debris from the beach three times already this year.
They say the rubble is coming from a crumbling breakwater in the sea. It is privately owned and the owner is currently paying out for repair works.
The council will monitor the problem while repairs are ongoing.