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Urgent repairs to Bucks Mills hold fast

09:29 04 March 2014

The urgent repairs made to the sea wall in Bucks Mills.

The urgent repairs made to the sea wall in Bucks Mills.

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No further damage to the sea wall after high tides over the weekend.

Residents and National Trust volunteers have been carrying out work on the wall ahead of the next high tide.Residents and National Trust volunteers have been carrying out work on the wall ahead of the next high tide.

BUCKS Mills residents breathed a sigh of relief after urgent repair work prevented further damage to the sea wall during the high tides last weekend.

Spring tides and gale force winds in February caused waves to blast a four-metre hole in the sea wall and completely destroyed the slipway to the beach.

Last week the Gazette reported how residents and National Trust volunteers spent five days reinforcing the sea wall with high tides on the way.

Parish councillor Roy Turner said: “Since Monday volunteers have been working tirelessly and reinforced the wall with 250 sand bags and 15 dumpy bags full of rubble.

“Residents have funded several hundred pounds themselves for this work and at the next parish council meeting we will be proposing to reimburse as much as we can.

“The National Trust has also been very helpful in sending volunteers, sand and cement, and a mechanical barrow for bringing the materials down to the beach.

Cllr Turner said once the tides had receded, all interested parties would be meeting to discuss the substantial repair job that would need to take place.

On Monday, he confirmed the repairs had held fast, and there had been no further damage to the sea wall over the weekend

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