Work has started on restoring a groyne at Maryport to help protect the coastline from erosion.
The work is being carried out on the dilapidated groyne to the south of the lighthouse by the harbour wall. Once restored it will allow beach shingle and sand to build up on the south side to protect the sandstone sea wall which form part of the town’s sea defences. The wall also offers protection to the Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The work has been commissioned by Allerdale Borough Council and is being carried out by Thomas Armstrong.
Funding for the £58k project is coming from the Environment Agency.
Cllr Barbara Cannon, Executive member with responsibility for the council’s property, said: “I’m really pleased to see that the work is starting on restoring the groyne which will play a key part in protecting against damage caused by the sea. I’d also like to thank all the partners who have worked together on this.”
Work is expected to take several weeks, and the public are asked to keep away until it is finished for their own safety.