£240,000 worth of coastal maintenance works, has been completed at Saltern's Promenade, Hill Head.
The promenade has been resurfaced and the timber edging has been replaced as some of the wood had become rotten, giving it better protection from the sea. A new cycleway has also been built.
The work was carried out by Balfour Beatty, in partnership with the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership. Funding for the project was provided by Fareham Borough Council (£220,000) and SUSTRANS, who contributed £20,000 for the new cycleway.
Executive Member for Planning and Development at Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Keith Evans, said: "This improvement work will extend the life of the promenade. The old promenade was looking tired, with cracks in. Saltern's Promenade is a lovely spot and these works will protect it for peoples' enjoyment into the future."
The project was completed on time and within budget. The contract was timed for late spring to early summer to avoid working through the winter period and to ensure the works were complete in time for the summer holidays.
Notes to editor
ESCP – (Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership) is a partnership between Havant Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Gosport Borough Council and Fareham Borough Council. The partnership has combined coastal engineers from each authority into one team to manage the 162km of coastline across the Solent.
The aim of the Coastal Defence Partnership is to reduce the risks of coastal flooding and erosion to people, and the developed and natural environments. To encourage the provision of technically, economically and environmentally sound defence measures to protect more than 40,000 properties within the area over the next 100 years.
For more information about the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership please visit www.escp.org.uk . You can also Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter @EasternSolentCP.
Service contact: Caroline Timlett, Spatial Lead for Fareham, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership - 02392 446247
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Lorna Tipper, PR and Marketing Officer, Tel: 01329 824302
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This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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