was due to receive 600,000m3 of new sand; the 726,101m3 recorded
as pumped ashore allows for
various factors [more].
material used on Bournemouth's beaches was selected to match that naturally occurring on the beaches,
i.e. a sand & shingle mix at Double Dykes and getting progressively
sandier towards Boscombe.
operated - the
Waterway until 9th February when the Waterway left, bound for
Rotterdam. The HAM
311 completed the project, and in the early hours of Sunday morning, 18th
March, she too departed Poole Bay for Rotterdam.
Councillor John Hayter, Portfolio holder for
Strategic Development & Transport commented, “Beach replenishment takes
place from time to time as beach material is lost as part of the natural erosion
of the shore. We are working with neighbouring authorities of Poole and
Purbeck in undertaking these major works to improve the standard of defence
against storms, which will in turn protect the surrounding areas. During
the works there should be minimal disruption, however in the interests of health
and safety it will be necessary to close short sections of the beach.”
A second contract to complete Bournemouth's beaches
during winter 2006/07 will replenish from Boscombe Pier westwards to the Borough
Boundary with Poole, using beach material dredged from commercial sources.
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