Recycling machines stopped work on Friday so as to leave the beach relatively quiet for Christmas. The bulldozer will keep working up until Wednesday evening, most likely to return on Tuesday 29th December.
Whilst the forecast isn’t great this week, the spring tides over Christmas/Boxing Day are not too high, so the Environment Agency forecasters are not predicting anything too significant to occur. I am sure there will be some erosion and cliffing, but unless things deteriorate markedly, I do not expect to mobilise any additional machines until after the holidays. Some of any cliffing that does form may well be left a few days before it addressed.
On Monday 4th January, we will start another week of bypassing shingle round Sovereign Harbour, which will almost inevitably be followed by more recycling until such time as the weather moderates
Here’s hoping for a calm start to 2016!