Sandgate beach

Beach management work helping to protect more than 3,000 homes and businesses along the Folkestone and Hythe coast from flooding is due to start next week.

This year’s first of the biannual recycling and regrading of shingle between Fisherman’s Beach in Hythe and Folkestone Harbour is to begin on 15 April and will take up to eight weeks to complete.

The council say that this approach to beach management work is currently the most cost-effective way of protecting our district and offers far superior flood and erosion protection than the old timber groynes.

Many are still hidden below the current level of recycled shingle and do not contain the adequate amount of material required to protect out coastline with rising sea levels.

By Ed

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