Sea Defences & Coastal Erosion

Mortal Mindy's picture

Its a problem:

Apart from Scarborough other places of interest are at risk and seeking EU and Defra funding, to protect communities, towns and business's along the coast:

Hartlepool:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-32106494

Redcar: http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/6933-new-coastal-sea-def...

Scarborough: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-26528899

http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/environment/coastal-protection

Blackpool - Sea Defences collapse: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-30611920

https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/News/2014/April/Start-of-Anchorsholme-sea-d...

Runswick Bay: http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/council/consultations/runswick-bay-co...

Whitby & Sandsend : http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/environment/revealed-the-plan-to-sto...

Staithes: http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/environment/cabinet-to-agree-20-000-...

SBC's 2010 report http://www.northeastcoastalobservatory.org.uk/images/Coastal%20Inspectio...

picture via York Press

Waves at the Spa - via York Press

Question: Defra have been in town the last few days ... all of the Yorkshire Coast tourism resorts are at threat not only from coastal erosion and the North Sea reclaiming its borders,  but along with Staithes they, including Scarborough, are  about to lose their EU/Blue Flag and be deselected as safe bathing beaches.  When?   Erm,  next year ...  

When is the next 'report' due?

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Captain Qahn's picture

Walking Up North, Bus Stop

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-33939525

"People have to be aware that it's a dangerous situation to be standing too close to the cliff edge and getting too close to the base of the cliff, because material can fall down at anytime."

Best catch a bus then:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-33929490

Hay, :-)

http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/features/a-stroll-with-stu/a-stroll-with-...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5F05n2k3iM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUNpp5jeBbM