Promenade being cleared of sand in Poole after storms

Bournemouth Echo: Promenade being cleared of sand in Poole after storms Promenade being cleared of sand in Poole after storms

A CLEAN up operation is taking place on beaches in Poole following the severe weather on New Year's Day.

At Sandbanks today a tractor has been clearing sand to allow pedestrian access to the promenade.

Borough of Poole said from Monday two tractors will be in action and an an excavator will also be used to drag sand away from the prom wall.

Work will be carried out from Branksome Chine to Shore Road, although as further severe weather is expected residents are asked to be patient as sand may be blown back onto the promenade. 

“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank beach users for their patience and understanding,” said a spokesman.

With a number of trees felled by high winds, those affecting main highways have been prioritised.

Once those have been cleared the council will focus on other open spaces.

There has been some flooding of roads and officers have been working hard to ensure disruption was minimised.

To report flooding or a fallen tree go to boroughofppole.com/reportit or contact 01202 261700.

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4:48pm Thu 2 Jan 14

60plus says...

Saves the kids going on to beach.
Saves the kids going on to beach. 60plus

5:07pm Thu 2 Jan 14

SympatheticSam says...

Wow, what a story. Glad I read this before going down onto the sea front, I might have had to walk on some sand.
Wow, what a story. Glad I read this before going down onto the sea front, I might have had to walk on some sand. SympatheticSam

5:18pm Thu 2 Jan 14

l'anglais says...

Residents are expected to be patient?
What about the grockles? Can they just have to put up with horrendous tailbacks and exhorbatant car park charges?

Oh well, same old tory councillors looking after the blue rinse brigade.
Residents are expected to be patient? What about the grockles? Can they just have to put up with horrendous tailbacks and exhorbatant car park charges? Oh well, same old tory councillors looking after the blue rinse brigade. l'anglais

5:19pm Thu 2 Jan 14

mightyturbo says...

“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank beach users for their patience and understanding,”

Gosh, do people really become impatient or inconvenienced by a dusting of sand on the the floor?

In other news...."Sea water cleared from puddles so walkers can access the promenade".
“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank beach users for their patience and understanding,” Gosh, do people really become impatient or inconvenienced by a dusting of sand on the the floor? In other news...."Sea water cleared from puddles so walkers can access the promenade". mightyturbo

5:40pm Thu 2 Jan 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

Ah the posh end of the Bay where they have sand. We only have all the shingle from the messed up "replenishment" down our end.
Ah the posh end of the Bay where they have sand. We only have all the shingle from the messed up "replenishment" down our end. ProudofBoscombe

6:38pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Tig says...

What a waste of taxpayers' money. It's going to happen again and who knows how many times this winter. Why not leave it until such time as the weather gets better? Most people can probably manage to walk on sand and, for those who can't, well I'm afraid that's just unfortunate. You can't please all of the people all of the time.
What a waste of taxpayers' money. It's going to happen again and who knows how many times this winter. Why not leave it until such time as the weather gets better? Most people can probably manage to walk on sand and, for those who can't, well I'm afraid that's just unfortunate. You can't please all of the people all of the time. Tig

6:51pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Tig wrote:
What a waste of taxpayers' money. It's going to happen again and who knows how many times this winter. Why not leave it until such time as the weather gets better? Most people can probably manage to walk on sand and, for those who can't, well I'm afraid that's just unfortunate. You can't please all of the people all of the time.
Well said, seems like they have money to waste, should have waited till this bad weather was over.
[quote][p][bold]Tig[/bold] wrote: What a waste of taxpayers' money. It's going to happen again and who knows how many times this winter. Why not leave it until such time as the weather gets better? Most people can probably manage to walk on sand and, for those who can't, well I'm afraid that's just unfortunate. You can't please all of the people all of the time.[/p][/quote]Well said, seems like they have money to waste, should have waited till this bad weather was over. Hessenford

8:17pm Thu 2 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Paint the sea wall in the Baggies colours
BOING BOING
Paint the sea wall in the Baggies colours BOING BOING nickynoodah

8:49pm Thu 2 Jan 14

live-and-let-live says...

WOW! council workers are doing their daily work
WOW! council workers are doing their daily work live-and-let-live

9:41pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Peggy Babcock says...

Well the sand on the prom is a bugger for me and my bike so welcome it bring cleared. I can then get back up to my mega 10 mph warp speed. Like a rocket around the sun, look out walkers here I come!
Well the sand on the prom is a bugger for me and my bike so welcome it bring cleared. I can then get back up to my mega 10 mph warp speed. Like a rocket around the sun, look out walkers here I come! Peggy Babcock

11:04pm Thu 2 Jan 14

beachcomber1 says...

Tig wrote:
What a waste of taxpayers' money. It's going to happen again and who knows how many times this winter. Why not leave it until such time as the weather gets better? Most people can probably manage to walk on sand and, for those who can't, well I'm afraid that's just unfortunate. You can't please all of the people all of the time.
poor deluded fool. it's not for the pedestrians' benefit, it's for the cyclists. everything has to be done for them at the moment, they are the political flavour of the times.
[quote][p][bold]Tig[/bold] wrote: What a waste of taxpayers' money. It's going to happen again and who knows how many times this winter. Why not leave it until such time as the weather gets better? Most people can probably manage to walk on sand and, for those who can't, well I'm afraid that's just unfortunate. You can't please all of the people all of the time.[/p][/quote]poor deluded fool. it's not for the pedestrians' benefit, it's for the cyclists. everything has to be done for them at the moment, they are the political flavour of the times. beachcomber1

11:04pm Thu 2 Jan 14

beachcomber1 says...

ah i should've read all the comments before posting! lol
ah i should've read all the comments before posting! lol beachcomber1

7:10pm Fri 3 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

Tig wrote:
What a waste of taxpayers' money. It's going to happen again and who knows how many times this winter. Why not leave it until such time as the weather gets better? Most people can probably manage to walk on sand and, for those who can't, well I'm afraid that's just unfortunate. You can't please all of the people all of the time.
My sentiments exactly..........it'
s sand not dog sh*t.....
[quote][p][bold]Tig[/bold] wrote: What a waste of taxpayers' money. It's going to happen again and who knows how many times this winter. Why not leave it until such time as the weather gets better? Most people can probably manage to walk on sand and, for those who can't, well I'm afraid that's just unfortunate. You can't please all of the people all of the time.[/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly..........it' s sand not dog sh*t..... O'Reilly

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