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Parts of the beaches are closed as Skegness and Mablethorpe receive huge sand deliveries

ByRandall B. Phelps

May 28, 2022

Several beaches popular with residents of Leicestershire need attention from the authorities. It’s work they hope to complete in time for this year’s busy summer vacation period.

Work, which is being carried out by the Environment Agency and Van Oord, is currently underway at beaches such as Skegness and Mablethorpe. Officially called ‘food’ work, it’s a major effort to see sand shipped to the Lincolnshire area ahead of the summer holidays, reports LincolnshireLive.

In total, the reloading work will see 400,000 cubic meters of sand arrive on the East Coast. It will take place at eight beaches which regularly see Leicestershire tourists flock to the area year after year.

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Van Oord, which is an offshore construction company, has been working on Lincolnshire beaches since 2015. Their work with the Environment Agency will see a dredge transport sand from offshore sites and pump it at high tide through a pipeline.

The sand will then be placed using bulldozers and excavators. While Skegness and Mablethorpe are the best known beaches for feeding, there are plenty of others too.

These include Ingoldmells, Trunch Lane, Wolla Bank, Chapel Six Marshes, Trusthorpe and Huttoft. Work began this week but throughout the work sections of the beaches will be closed to the public.

“For safety reasons, sections of beach will be closed to public access during the works,” the Environment Agency said. “We ask that you remain vigilant and keep yourself and your pets away from the works.

“We will monitor and escort deliveries where possible on local roads, to limit vehicle speeds and associated noise. We are working hard to schedule the work to minimize disruption.”

No official timetable on the duration of the work is currently known. However, it is hoped that it will be completed in time for this year’s summer vacation.