Bournemouth EchoLandslide site largely cleared but cordon to remain (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Landslide site largely cleared but cordon to remain

Bournemouth Echo: The cordon will remain in place while the cliff is monitored The cordon will remain in place while the cliff is monitored

SEAFRONT staff have been hard at work clearing debris from Thursday night’s landslide on Bournemouth beach.

At around 11pm a 170ft landslip blocked off the promenade near to the East Cliff zig zag, which has been cordoned off along with a small stretch of the front and the cliff top.

However by Saturday morning much of the debris had already been cleared away, as Bournemouth Council workers were joined by volunteers for a wider beach clean-up.

Councillor Lawrence Williams, cabinet member for tourism, said they had no fear of other slips along the cliffs, and that the beach was “perfectly safe”.

“At the moment that area is cordoned off for safety reasons, and we would urge the public to stay away from that small area so they don’t injure themselves,” he said.

“We are inspecting the cliffs on a regular basis and have no fears for other parts of the cliff.

“We have had one or two landslides like that in the past, and far worse.”

He also praised the efforts of volunteers who assisted efforts to clean up the beach over the weekend, following the disruption caused by weeks of storms.

“This is important because it is the community which is helping, and we are very grateful for all the help we receive,” he said.

Seafront manager Chris Saunders said the promenade would remain closed at the site of the slip until further notice, as an adjacent section of cliff was being monitored.

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1:04pm Sun 23 Feb 14

whataboutthat says...

“We are inspecting the cliffs on a regular basis and have no fears for other parts of the cliff.
Mmm. Care to qualify that bold statement?
“We are inspecting the cliffs on a regular basis and have no fears for other parts of the cliff. Mmm. Care to qualify that bold statement? whataboutthat
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2:47pm Sun 23 Feb 14

boverboy says...

A bit further and we could have had a free surf reef
A bit further and we could have had a free surf reef boverboy
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5:21pm Sun 23 Feb 14

dvdr says...

"Perfectly safe"? And yet the area is "cordoned off for safety reasons".

What kind of logic or politician speak is this?
"Perfectly safe"? And yet the area is "cordoned off for safety reasons". What kind of logic or politician speak is this? dvdr
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7:27pm Sun 23 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

Public Beware.
Public Beware. pete woodley
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9:05am Mon 24 Feb 14

Wintonian says...

dvdr wrote:
"Perfectly safe"? And yet the area is "cordoned off for safety reasons".

What kind of logic or politician speak is this?
Maybe because it is the beach that is "perfectly safe" but the prom which is "cordoned off"?
[quote][p][bold]dvdr[/bold] wrote: "Perfectly safe"? And yet the area is "cordoned off for safety reasons". What kind of logic or politician speak is this?[/p][/quote]Maybe because it is the beach that is "perfectly safe" but the prom which is "cordoned off"? Wintonian
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1:42pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Just up on the Poole side of Alum Chine about 50 yards after the boundary, at the top of the cliff, there is a whacking great lump of white concrete with a post in it that is just waiting to come crashing down the slope. It will kill, no doubt.

I failed to find anyone around who gave a hoot so have made the effort to mention it here.

Ta.
Just up on the Poole side of Alum Chine about 50 yards after the boundary, at the top of the cliff, there is a whacking great lump of white concrete with a post in it that is just waiting to come crashing down the slope. It will kill, no doubt. I failed to find anyone around who gave a hoot so have made the effort to mention it here. Ta. Sir Beachy Head
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