Well, we’ve had Angus, Barbara, Conor and currently Doris, but so far nothing touching on the devastating storms of 2013 and 2014. The emergency work done to the sea defences by residents and volunteers has held, and we hope as the year progresses and the weather improves, plans will take shape.
Our Planning Consultant, Patrick, has been working incredibly hard with the preliminaries of Phase One, liaising with all the necessary organisations and experts. This included the Assistant County Archaeologist, who examined the strata and possible areas of archaeological interest around the site earlier in the year (see photo).
At the end of January we had a test borehole dug to test the sub-strata and condition of the chalk bed. The results have been very encouraging, with a good depth of chalk. This will help inform the method and design of the new defences, so very good progress has been made.
We are all now busy with plans for summer fundraising! We hope to build on the success of last year and make 2017 great, for our supporters, visitors and of course, our campaign. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages for more information as it comes.
All of us at CHSOS thank you for your continued interest and support, please keep spreading the word to encourage more people to join us in saving this very special place.