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Corton promenade to be closed over winter months for public safety

PUBLISHED: 13:36 16 September 2015 | UPDATED: 13:36 16 September 2015

Corton promenade will be temporarily closed to the public.  PICTURE: Supplied.

Corton promenade will be temporarily closed to the public. PICTURE: Supplied.

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The coastal promenade at Corton will be temporarily closed over the winter months in the interests of public safety.

Waveney District Council has announced that the promenade will be closed for winter due to concerns over cliff slippage and other winter risks, from Monday, November 2 onwards.

The gates near Baker’s Score, Tibbenham’s Score and below Cliff House will be locked to prevent access to the promenade and signs will be in place at these points to provide information regarding the closure.

The promenade will be monitored throughout the winter and any minor maintenance work will be carried out during the closure. It is expected to re-open in March 2016.

Cllr David Ritchie, Waveney’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning and Coastal Management, said: “The risks of cliff slippage or damage to the promenade increases during the winter and as with last year, we have taken the necessary step of closing the prom to keep residents and visitors safe.

“Whilst closed, we will monitor the promenade and should any repair work be necessary, this will be undertaken over winter. We aim to re-open the prom in the spring however this is dependent on the prom being safe for public use.”

During last year’s closure, repair and maintenance work was carried out ahead of the re-opening in time for the Easter period.

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