Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 16°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Corton: Coastal path closed after cliff collapse

10:18 03 January 2013

Waveney District Council have closed off the Seawall prom between Tibbenhams score and Cliff House, Corton due to a land slip.

Waveney District Council have closed off the Seawall prom between Tibbenhams score and Cliff House, Corton due to a land slip.

Archant © 2013

A SEAFRONT pathway on the north Suffolk coast has been blocked off to walkers after a cliff slippage led to a high safety risk to the public.

Waveney District Council has sealed off the pathway at Corton, near Lowestoft, at the bottom of a cliff along the edge of the Corton Coastal Village holiday park.

The council says the cliff probably crumbled away due to recent high rainfall.

A council spokesman said: “This action was taken because the cliff slip has raised the level of risk to persons walking along the prom, and then potentially over or around the blockage, to an unacceptably high level.

“This is a temporary measure while the council considers options for longer term management of public safety at this and other nearby locations where risks are regarded as high. It is possible, but unlikely, that wave action will reduce or remove the blockage naturally over the coming days. It is also possible that further slips will occur.”

Erosion has been a problem along that particular stretch of coast, which is a popular destination for walkers. In April 2010 it was closed off after a masonry slip lead to public safety concerns.

The issue of erosion is being tackled in Corton by a Waveney District Council-led pathfinder drainage works programme to tackle excess surface water.

The Corton Coastal Village holiday park was closed during the latest slippage and is gearing up to re-open in the next few weeks.

Mike Stephenson, general manager of the Warner Leisure Hotels owned park said: “It (erosion) has been a problem along here for a while. On a positive note the work Waveney pathfinder is doing will hopefully solve it in the long run.”

0 comments

A delivery room at Harwich's Fryatt Hospital when it was opened in 2005. Photograph: James Fletcher

Harwich hospital will not deliver babies from April next year after chiefs approved plans to shut down the birthing unit in a bid to cut costs.

Jayden Adams

A 15-year-old girl has been reported missing from Ipswich

David Henley, owner of Henley's of Wivenhoe fish and chip shop, which is backing a new campaign to celebrate the importance of using sustainable fish.

An award-winning Essex fish and chip shop aims to “turn the tide” on overfishing by suppporting a new campaign.

Group of 28 people (made up of police, search & rescue, and RAF personnel) trying to find Corrie McKeague who has been missing since Saturday morning. Picture near Ampton village.

RAF personnel have joined the search for a missing Honington serviceman who has not been seen since the early hours of Saturday.

Trevor Woolley

A Witham man who campaigned for weapons awareness after his son was stabbed has died from a reported heart-attack.

Roads policing officers are appealing for information following a fatal collision on the B1125 (Dunwich Road) Blythburgh near to the junction with the B1387, which happened this morning, Tuesday 27 September.

Police were called at 8.56am today to reports of a single vehicle collision. Following the incident, a motorcyclist, a man in his fifties, has sadly died.

A 50 year-old man who died following a road traffic collision yesterday has been named as Stewart Mackenzie from Westleton.

Ipswich have just stunned the footballing world by winning the League Championship, but you wouldn't know it from the stiff upper lip demeanour of Alf Ramsey in this photo

Today we launch the first in a series of features looking back at Ipswich’s past - its famous faces, prestigious landmarks and the defining moments that helped shape the town.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24