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North Naze Review Of Rocks After One Year – Sept 2017

In September 2016 a group of volunteers worked on David Eagle’s plan to defend the very north east part of Naze. One year on how does it look? But first let’s use Google Earth to compare how the Naze and … Continue reading

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David Eagles Project To Protect Northern Naze – 10 Sept 2016

David Eagle’s plan to protect northern end of the Naze was put in action over weekend of 10 September 2016. Volunteers filled larger cages with rocks.   10 September 2016 –  volunteer workers already at work More rocks arrive Cages … Continue reading

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East Mersea Sea Wall Collapsed – Oct 2016

Part of sea wall at East Mersea has collapsed. Over next 100 years EA plans to either abandon about half of sea defenses or knock them down. Despite alarming warnings people are still walking along the wall. Behind the wall, … Continue reading

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Will David Eagle’s Plan To Save The Naze Work? Aug 2016

David Eagle’s plan to save the Naze is described in 18 August 2016 Clacton & Frinton Gazette. It prompted me to have another look. David has organised a meeting 7-8:30pm Wednesday 24 August at Columbine Centre to discuss saving the … Continue reading

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Erosion At Seawick Even Worse Where There Are No Groynes

The sea is eroding beach at Seawick near Hutleys. Further south, where there are no groynes, the sea is close to eroding the sea wall. As these images from Google Earth show. 31 December 2000      31 December 2012 … Continue reading

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Sea Eroding Beach By Hutleys At Seawick – Feb 2016

Google Earth images from 2000 and 20014 clearly show sea is eroding beach by Hutleys at Seawick.  I believe this is because a reef was built instead of a groyne. 4 April 20014   31 December 2000  The situation has … Continue reading

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A Big Thankyou to Dave Lambert and Frinton & Clacton Gazette

A recent post was noticed by Dave Lambert and ended up on front page of Frinton & Walton Gazette. Dave asked EA for a response and printed some of this too link to Dave’s piece in Gazette the post sea … Continue reading

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Sea Continues To Erode Wall and Cliffs At Walton-on-the-Naze – Dec 2015

The sea wall at north east end of the Naze is being eroded away and the sea will soon break through threatening the sewage works which serves Frinton, Walton and surrounding villages. Environment Agency plan to let sea wall fail … Continue reading

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Tendring Population Falls Government Orders Plan For New Homes

2011 census shows Tendring had a population of 138,000 yet 2001 census 138,800 a fall of 800 people or 0.6%.   Here is a map of Tendring courtesy of Google.    The main towns are on the coast or along … 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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