RENEWAL works on the timber groynes at Middle Chine are now underway.

This winter work continues from Middle Chine to the West Cliff zig-zag path. Three old groynes will be replaced by four new more evenly spaced groynes.

Last winter the first set of groynes in this two-year programme were renewed, from the boundary to Middle Chine. Five groynes were deconstructed and replaced by four more evenly spaced ones.

All 53 timber groynes along Bournemouth’s beaches are being renewed, in multiple short phases, as part of the Poole Bay Beach Management Scheme 2015-2032 .

Contractors Suttle Projects Ltd will be deconstructing and reconstructing the groynes, working Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 7pm.

They will work on multiple groynes simultaneously and flexibly with the lowest tides on a rota system which may occur outside daylight hours.

The promenade and beach huts remain accessible however areas of the beach are restricted for safety reasons and dogs should be kept on a lead.

BCP Council warns that the sand becomes unstable when it is excavated around groynes. For this reason, members of the public are asked not to enter or pass the construction zone along the water’s edge, even at low tide.

The works are anticipated to be finished by spring 2022.