LiveDorset Storms: The big clean up continues - broken beach huts, debris and fallen trees removed

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Summary

  • More than 387 beach huts damaged in Bournemouth alone
  • Beach huts at Avon beach destroyed by the strong tidal surge on Friday night
  • Army helping to clear Avon Beach
  • Bournemouth council call in help from Wiltshire to deal with amount of fallen trees across the area
  • Yellow rain warning for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset on Monday

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11:20am Sun 16 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

The silence from the bedsit dwellers
is deafening
The silence from the bedsit dwellers is deafening nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

11:23am Sun 16 Feb 14

dobrojoe says...

In previous years, the beach huts at Avon Beach were dismantled and put away for the winter at the back of the car park. That is not possible under the new regime.
In previous years, the beach huts at Avon Beach were dismantled and put away for the winter at the back of the car park. That is not possible under the new regime. dobrojoe
  • Score: 6

12:32pm Sun 16 Feb 14

elfinia says...

I am neary 60 years old. I remember walking along the front with my family to assess the damage to our beach hut at Durley Chine after a storm in the mid sixties. Ours was only slightly battered but other huts had been destroyed or washed out to sea. So, IMO this storm is nothing new I remembered seeing the huge waves and being so impressed by the power as a child. That memory is why I knew that the surf reef at Boscombe was a ridiculous idea.
I am neary 60 years old. I remember walking along the front with my family to assess the damage to our beach hut at Durley Chine after a storm in the mid sixties. Ours was only slightly battered but other huts had been destroyed or washed out to sea. So, IMO this storm is nothing new I remembered seeing the huge waves and being so impressed by the power as a child. That memory is why I knew that the surf reef at Boscombe was a ridiculous idea. elfinia
  • Score: -5

1:07pm Sun 16 Feb 14

shaft says...

The lack of support that the people of Christchurch received from their own council was overwhelming evident in this latest flooding episode lucky for some UKIP stepped in to help. A BIG WELL DONE to UKIP.
Remember this when you next thinking of voting boys in to run a mans job.
The lack of support that the people of Christchurch received from their own council was overwhelming evident in this latest flooding episode lucky for some UKIP stepped in to help. A BIG WELL DONE to UKIP. Remember this when you next thinking of voting boys in to run a mans job. shaft
  • Score: 0

2:40pm Sun 16 Feb 14

smhinto says...

I still believe that all this wind is down to Christchurch Council as a way to justify felling listed trees so that they can deflect blame onto the weather has opposed to themselves.!!
.
Just a thought!!
I still believe that all this wind is down to Christchurch Council as a way to justify felling listed trees so that they can deflect blame onto the weather has opposed to themselves.!! . Just a thought!! smhinto
  • Score: 1

3:34pm Sun 16 Feb 14

xslee says...

dobrojoe wrote:
In previous years, the beach huts at Avon Beach were dismantled and put away for the winter at the back of the car park. That is not possible under the new regime.
They actually stopped doing that a few years ago now, when they started selling off individual huts. Feel for the owners - these huts should never have been sold in the first place. They were only ever designed to be temporary huts for the summer season, hence why only a handful were damaged in the '87 hurricane as most were in storage.
[quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: In previous years, the beach huts at Avon Beach were dismantled and put away for the winter at the back of the car park. That is not possible under the new regime.[/p][/quote]They actually stopped doing that a few years ago now, when they started selling off individual huts. Feel for the owners - these huts should never have been sold in the first place. They were only ever designed to be temporary huts for the summer season, hence why only a handful were damaged in the '87 hurricane as most were in storage. xslee
  • Score: 0

5:43pm Sun 16 Feb 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Are Xchurch Council going down there to try and flog a hammer and a bag of nails for £50?
Are Xchurch Council going down there to try and flog a hammer and a bag of nails for £50? HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -2

7:56pm Sun 16 Feb 14

FrogKiss says...

No.. Christchurch Borough Council are going to spend £25,000 of tax payers money to build beach huts on Gundimore beach to sell. Not sure anyone will want to buy them! Told them last month it was a stupid idea!
No.. Christchurch Borough Council are going to spend £25,000 of tax payers money to build beach huts on Gundimore beach to sell. Not sure anyone will want to buy them! Told them last month it was a stupid idea! FrogKiss
  • Score: 2

11:44pm Sun 16 Feb 14

fionamcdonald374@btinternet.com says...

Thinking about you all at Avon Beach. We`ve been coming to the huts for years on our summer hols. Just burst out crying when I saw all the damage. We have got to know a lot of the regulars at the huts & we hope you are all ok & get everything back in order soon. Fiona & Alan McDonald (Glasgow)
Thinking about you all at Avon Beach. We`ve been coming to the huts for years on our summer hols. Just burst out crying when I saw all the damage. We have got to know a lot of the regulars at the huts & we hope you are all ok & get everything back in order soon. Fiona & Alan McDonald (Glasgow) fionamcdonald374@btinternet.com
  • Score: 1

11:59pm Sun 16 Feb 14

fionamcdonald374@btinternet.com says...

Thinking about all the folk at Avon beach. So sorry to see the devastation. Just burst into tears when I saw all the damaged huts. We have been going for many years for our summer hols & always been lucky to get a hut. We have got to know a lot of the regulars at the huts & we wish them all well & hope everything gets up & running for you again, ready for the summer season. Fiona & Alan McDonald (Glasgow).
Thinking about all the folk at Avon beach. So sorry to see the devastation. Just burst into tears when I saw all the damaged huts. We have been going for many years for our summer hols & always been lucky to get a hut. We have got to know a lot of the regulars at the huts & we wish them all well & hope everything gets up & running for you again, ready for the summer season. Fiona & Alan McDonald (Glasgow). fionamcdonald374@btinternet.com
  • Score: 0

2:45am Mon 17 Feb 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

FrogKiss wrote:
No.. Christchurch Borough Council are going to spend £25,000 of tax payers money to build beach huts on Gundimore beach to sell. Not sure anyone will want to buy them! Told them last month it was a stupid idea!
Ha! Watch them sell then watch the proceeds vanish before the taxpayer's eyes. Then watch the council wash their hands of it when they're washed away.
[quote][p][bold]FrogKiss[/bold] wrote: No.. Christchurch Borough Council are going to spend £25,000 of tax payers money to build beach huts on Gundimore beach to sell. Not sure anyone will want to buy them! Told them last month it was a stupid idea![/p][/quote]Ha! Watch them sell then watch the proceeds vanish before the taxpayer's eyes. Then watch the council wash their hands of it when they're washed away. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -10

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