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Nearshore Beach Replenishment Trials

Storm Repairs 2014 - Shore Road Beach

Storm Repairs 2014 - Baiter Sea Wall

Sand Recycling Trials on Poole's Beaches

Whitley Lake Sea Defence Feasibility Study

Borough of Poole www.poole.gov.uk

Other sources of local coastal information

Standing Conference on Problems Associated with the Coastline Poole & Christchurch Bays Shoreline Management Plan (SMP)

Bournemouth Timber Groyne Repair Works

Winter 2009/10

Work was carried out by Ringwood-based Raymond Brown Construction Ltd on behalf of Bournemouth Borough Council.

A £1 million project to repair four of Bournemouth's groynes carried out between November 2009 - February 2010.

Bournemouth Borough Council www.bournemouth.gov.uk

Groyne No's 51 & 52, Southbourne

November 2009 - the damaged timber sections at the seaward end of the 35-year old groynes were replaced with Portland Stone rock armour.

The £800,000 cost of this project was 100% Grand Aid funded by Defra (the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) through the Environment Agency.

Groyne No's 18 & 19, between the Piers

December 2009 - the damaged pre-cast concrete sections at the seaward end of the 40-year old groynes were replaced with Portland Stone rock armour.

The £250,000 cost of this project was 100% Grand Aid funded by Defra (the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) through the Environment Agency.

Site Manager's Report

Work began by mobilising the main compound at Solent Beach Car Park back on the 9th of November 2009 where two 45tonne and one 65tonne excavator, a D65 dozer, 35tonne crane and two 25tonne dump truck were delivered.

Once established and braving all weather conditions the site team set about the task of removing the two dilapidated groynes in the period running up to Christmas. Each pile was jetted out using a high pressure jetting lance which meant the majority of the timbers were removed in large sections. The timbers were then loaded away off site for recycling. During the same period over 6000tonnes of locally sourced Portland rock in 5-7tonne pieces were delivered and stockpiled on the beach.

Following the well earned Christmas shutdown the team returned to site to find very favourable weather conditions which enabled the start of the rock placing on the 5th January 2010. One team excavating down to the design formation level and maintaining the protective bund that surrounded the works and another team following behind placing rock. Working late into the night to capitalise on the good weather window; extremely good progress was made. The following days weather and sea was kind and with everyone working hard for long periods, the site team were able to continue to make excellent progress. By the evening of Monday 11th, only one week after the first rock was placed, one of the two groynes had been completed setting the record for the fastest groyne constructed in Poole Bay according to Bournemouth Borough Council.

R.Hayman – Site Manager

Raymond Brown Construction Ltd

January 2010