Sea Defences

Sons of Uranus

Benefitz Betty's picture

Following directly on the back of the three Scarborough Harbour Task Group meetings on the future of Scarborough Harbour on 14/02/18,  SBC held a public update on the state of the South Bay Water.   Rather more an update of the state of the South Bay Beach having, lost its Blue Flag status in 2016.   The state of Scarborough beaches has been well documented over the years by local media ... and have been flagged up by the community based Sons of Nepture. 

https://www.sonsofneptune.co/

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Bay Watch

Benefitz Betty's picture

The ships log : 10.00am stardate 12/02/2018.   The triology of the 'fishing' was held at the RNLI  aimed at the South Bay Traders & Association along with others of associated interest and it was an interesting turnout with the usual suspects along with an extra bod from SBC.

The Chair opened the meeting outlining the Council's need for cutbacks with savings of £2mil pa expected to be made over the next five years.  He then asked how can we do more over the next 10 to 30 years? (ergo 'make more')

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Doggerbank & The 'Ivory' Coast

Captain Qahn's picture

Scarborough Council is set to form a task group to provide a strategic plan for Scarborough Harbour.  No doubt under the auspicious eye of the the Portfolio holder Mike Cockerill and the Overview & Scrutiny  Board Chair Steve Siddons.  Both of whom freely admit that depsite headlining the recently dissolved  Ports  Development group that they failed.  No doubt they will seem fit to oversee & head up the proposed Harbours Task Group.   With recent questions asked of the future of Scarborough Harbour it seems fitting to look at some of the past associations, fossil style.

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Trident v Underwater Drones

Mortal Mindy's picture

Under the radar ...  underwater drone strapped with explosives found near gas pipelines:

https://www.rt.com/news/321163-drone-explosives-nord-stream/

"An unmanned military underwater vehicle rigged with explosives was spotted on the seabed in the vicinity of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltics on Friday, Swedish media report. The device is expected to be disarmed on November 9.

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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...

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Lifeboat - House

Mortal Mindy's picture

Scarborough's Lifeboat needs a new 'house'.   Currently equipped with a Mersey ALB (all weather life boat) that is nearing its 25 year life span this is to be replaced with a new boat Shannon Class All Weather Life Boat (ALB).  However the new Shannon Class will not fit into the exisiting Life Boat house together wth the Inshore Life Boat (ILB).  The RNLI need both boats to provide a level of service for the East Coast.

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The Spa - No Strings Attached?

Mortal Mindy's picture

Why I do believe the local rag is 'scaremongering', though not a bad thing perhaps: http://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/spa-and-buildings-in-danger-as-cliff-work-is-unaffordable-1-6487701.  " The future of Scarborough’s famous Spa Complex and 380 nearby properties are under threat from increasingly heavy seas and the risk of landslides which have the potential to cause over £100m damage, a rep

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