A scheme of maintenance work and repairs is set to be carried out for three weeks along a stretch of a popular beach.

Work is being carried out in Corton, near Lowestoft with repairs and maintenance "of coastal protection assets" under way.

Coastal Partnership East – which brings together the coastal management resources and expertise from North Norfolk District Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and East Suffolk Council – has appointed the Water Management Alliance (WMA) to carry out "repairs and maintenance work" at Corton.

According to Coastal Partnership East, repair and maintenance work along the coastal defences started on Wednesday (February 8) and is due to last for about three weeks.

A spokesman for Coastal Partnership East said: "The work is spread along the length of the promenade, with vehicles and equipment accessing the beach via Tramps Alley.

"The WMA will be undertaking routine maintenance including promenade and handrail repairs, joint sealant and signage replacement, and sundry other works while resources are mobilised.

"Access gates at Baker’s Score and Tibbenham’s Score will be closed at certain times during the work and diversions will be clearly signposted.

"We will work hard to keep any inconvenience to a minimum and ask the public to please take note of the contractor’s signage when work is happening."

The Coastal Partnership East spokesman added: "This work will improve public safety and is an important part of the council's commitment to ensure that the coastal assets they are responsible for are working effectively and are safe for the public, helping to protect our beautiful and important coastline economically and environmentally and for the enjoyment of communities and visitors for generations to come.

"Undertaking regular targeted maintenance means that we can maximise the lifespan of coastal protection assets, ensuring that we make the most of every pound spent and achieve a better return on public investment."