Category Archives: Beaches

Holland Haven – New Groynes New Beach And A Surprise

The new beach at Holland Haven is open now new groynes have been built. I went to have a look and found a surprise. Sea level rise in next 100 years?   There’s now a beach at Holland Haven!   … Continue reading

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Naze Cliffs Fall Into Sea Even Though It’s Known How To Stop It

The Naze cliffs are crumbling into sea.  This is EA and so UK government policy. A few yards to south the cliffs have been stopped from falling into sea. Here are cliffs near Naze Tower, the people on cliffs probably … Continue reading

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Work Starts On New Sea Defences At Holland Haven

Or at least removing old groynes        

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Did Dawlish Sea Wall Fail Due To Lack Of Groynes? – May 2014

Pictures of Dawlish show there are few, if any,  groynes which allows the sea to erode the sea wall.   Looking around Tendring in North Essex, some places have well designed and maintained groynes – and a good beach with … Continue reading

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Unusually High Levels Of Sand Frinton Whalings Show How Groynes Trap Sand April 2014

Unusually high levels of sand at Whalings in Frinton demonstrate  groynes help keep sand in place in the beach. My family have had a hut at whalings for over 50 years.  In April 2014  I noticed the sand was higher, … Continue reading

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Dawlish Sea Wall Network Rail Build Breakwater In A Week – Feb 2014

Dawlish sea wall supporting railway line washed away 4 February 2014.  By 12 February a breakwater had been built.  Why wasn’t this done before? The Problem The Solution The Questions If Network Rail could come up with a solution, even … Continue reading

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Flooding Is EU And UK Government Policy – Feb 2014

Environment Agency has been much criticised over floods in southwest recently but they are simply implementing EU and UK government policy. This publication from John Gummer’s (aka Lord Deben) Climate Change Committee www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ASC-2013-Chap5_singles_2.pdf makes it explicit this is government policy, … Continue reading

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New Groynes For Clacton and Holland – Will They Work – Jan 2014

Plans for new groynes at Clacton and Holland have been exhibited and are available at TDC website. Will they work?  Here are some reasons to think not. You can see the planning application by going to idox.tendringdc.gov.uk/online-applications/ and entering 13/01195/FUL … Continue reading

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Sea Erodes Path By Seawall At Seawick – August 2013

Sea has eroded part of path running in front of seawall at Seawick EA response was to put rocks in front of sea wall!  This is entire pointless as the sea can not reach these rocks yet. By the time … Continue reading

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Welcome To Shotley Marina, Not At Walton – Sep 2013

Shotley Marina has a welcome sign.  Walton yacht club and mere have fences.  What are they trying to achieve? Welcome to Shotley Welcome to Walton Walton Town Hard Hut Fenced In Pavement Chained In Mill Lane Walton – another fence … Continue reading

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