Full story can be found here: Torridge Council bring forward plans for Linear Sea Defence Works at Westward Ho!
It is extremely welcome news that work is due to start to strengthen the coastal defences at Westward Ho! before Christmas, with contractors appointed and rock armour scheduled to arrive.
I have convened and chaired several meetings in the last year with the statutory agencies, the Council and local business owners to discuss the urgent need to bring forward the planned ameliorative works to the coastal defences at Westward Ho! to protect homes and businesses. In between those meetings, we have kept up a constant dialogue, and I am grateful for the combined efforts of the participants, and the laudable commitment of Torridge District Council to achieve a solution before the end of the year, which have ensured these vital works are taking place now pending the execution of a long term strategic solution for Westward Ho!.