Work begins on Westward Ho! slipway

Last month, Torridge Councillors voted unanimously to improve access to the beach by extending the existing slipway. Work begins Friday 17th July.

Works Schedule:

  • Rock Armour will be moved to site on Friday 17th July in preparation for the main works to start on Monday 20th July. The Slipway will be closed to all members of the public on Friday 17th July. Reopen for weekend, Saturday 28th and Sunday 19th.
  • As of Monday 20th July Westward Ho! Slipway will be closed to all members of the public for up to 5 days.
  • Westbourne Terrace will have a TTRO (Temporary Traffic Restriction Order) restricting parking to allow work vehicles access to the slipway over the period 20th – 25th July (7am to 6pm).

The Council says:

Please be aware that the slipway access will be closed and we ask that people take notice of the signage and safety barriers that will be in place. Heavy machinery will be operating at the bottom of the slipway with vehicles travelling along Westbourne Terrace throughout the week.

Access to the beach will be limited during this time and we would ask that people make use of the alternative access points available along the other parts of the seafront.

Please be aware of the works and respect the closures in place for your own safety.

The engineering solution to be implemented will involve an extension to the existing concrete surface which will be anchored below the sand and into the clay level of the beach. Rock Armour will protect the new structure from storms and scouring wave.




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