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Article by Sarah Hamilton-Walker | 23rd November 2018

Key Investment in Herne Bay Coastal Defenses

Residents in Herne Bay have been treated to some dramatic sea scenes as work continues on major investment into coastal protection works.

The £2.8 million city council project, which got underway in September, involves the construction of 24 new timber groynes – 13 at the King’s Hall and 11 at Lane End – seawall and promenade repairs, handrail refurbishment and beach recycling.

It also includes a small section of rock protection between the King’s Hall pumping station and Herne Bay Sailing Club, and on 2nd October, the granite rock needed for this element of the scheme was delivered by barge.

Hundreds of rock boulders, each weighing between one and three tonnes, were offloaded using excavators mounted on the barge, as crowds watched from the slopes and the King’s Hall roof. They will be individually placed against the seawall around the roundall between the King’s Hall and the sailing club.

Rock is being used at this location because it is the most economic and effective way to protect the seawall.

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