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Dovercourt flood-defence repair work begins

Dovercourt embankment
The embankment was last repaired 12 years ago

Work on a £180,000 scheme to repair failing sea defences in an Essex coastal town has begun.

The project in Dovercourt aims to protect the embankment at West End Lane from further erosion by the sea.

The 400m (1,312ft ) section being worked on involves the front of a former landfill site which was last repaired 12 years ago.

The repairs are expected to take about five weeks to complete, depending on the weather.

Tendring District Council cabinet member Carlo Guglielmi said he was pleased the work had begun.

"The defences have taken a pounding at this location and this scheme is very much needed," he said.



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