East Lindsey District Council issues advice as sand clean-up continues - but winds could continue for 10 to 15 days

Workers clearing some of the sand on Skegness Beach yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). Photo by East Lindsey District Council.
Workers clearing some of the sand on Skegness Beach yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). Photo by East Lindsey District Council.

East Lindsey District Council has issued advice to those affected by this week’s storm force easterly winds, which have deposited thousands of tonnes of sand on coastal pathways and in local gardens.

The district council, county council and Environment Agency say they are currently doing all they can to clear roads and other areas on the seafront for emergency access and business.

A digger clears sand on the beach in the Mablethorpe area. Photo by East Lindsey District Council.

A digger clears sand on the beach in the Mablethorpe area. Photo by East Lindsey District Council.

However they have also warned that the winds could persist for up to two weeks.

“Our advice to local people is - ideally the community should consider waiting until wind speeds have subsided before attempting to start to clear sand from their properties,” said a spokesperson. “The wind is expected to continue for the next 10 to 15 days.”

“Residents and businesses can return clean sand to the beach. Agencies are currently clearing access routes to beaches.

“Suitable sites for depositing large quantities of clean sand will be identified and communicated over the coming days.

“Residents should take sand which has become contaminated, i.e. with large quantities of soil, to their nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre - click here for more details on locations.”