Council says Imperial works are on track

PUBLISHED: 10:41 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:41 29 May 2013

Work continuing on biulding up the embankment at the Imperial this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 6895-21-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Work continuing on biulding up the embankment at the Imperial this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 6895-21-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

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Work is now well underway on an £800,000 scheme to mend the foreshore around the Imperial Recreation Ground.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is carrying out the work, which began in February, to repair damage to the concrete revetment, and stop rubbish leaking out from when the area was a landfill site.

EDDC says the work is on schedule, and also says it has worked to minimise disruption for residents.

An EDDC spokesman said: “The works to improve the revetment have continued in line with the work programme and are on course to be completed by the end of June.

“The contractors have worked hard to keep as much of the grass area open as possible throughout the works, and have escorted slipway users across the site when necessary.

“Once the construction works are complete some landscaping will need to be carried out, including planting some new trees, and this might continue into the autumn.

“Any material exposed on the foreshore during the works will continue to be picked up by hand, with a final clear-up at the end of the project. The cleaning of the foreshore will be repeated next year in order to keep the beach area as clean as possible.

“The works have been carried out and completed to a high standard, and have been frequently monitored by council officers.

“The final result will be a much improved green space, slipway and foreshore, and a revetment fit to last for at least 50 years.”


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