Monday, 24 December 2012

Swanage Slip - latest

Late this afternoon Portland Coastguard called me advising that NCI at Peveril Point were watching someone digging at the pile of mud and rocks surrounding presumably their beach hut at the North of the beach.

Whilst they considered tasking the Initial Response Team, they wanted to ensure that the barrier tape and signage was in situ which was confirmed as of this mornings patrol.

Whilst we can understand the concern of trying to protect someones property, to dig or worse still actually be under an active land slip does give up some concern.

We may sound like a stuck record but PLEASE, LET THIS SLIP SETTLE AND KEEP CLEAR OF THE CLIFFS

Purbeck District Council Chief Executive issued a further warning today.

We have taken advice today on the slip and the advice back is that the beach closure stays on until a 
formal structural survey is carried out. I'm afraid there is no timescale on this with a public holiday approaching.

This is a multi agency incident involving HM Coastguard, Dorset Police, Dorset County Council, Purbeck District Council, Swanage Town Council and many landowners.

The Coastguard will continue to patrol the area to monitor the situation throughout the holiday period.

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