Sand clear-up continues in East Lindsey as strong winds persist

Work to clear freshly blown sand on Tuesday. Photo by East Lindsey District Council.
Work to clear freshly blown sand on Tuesday. Photo by East Lindsey District Council.
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Despite a change in wind direction, the task of removing wind blown sand across the East Lindsey coast has remained a difficult one for the district council.

Although this week’s change in prevailing wind direction, from east to south westerly has been welcomed’ strong wind speeds continued to move the existing fine dry sand deposits around.

Danny Wilson, Street Scene Area Manager (North) at the Council, who is responsible for the Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea area, said: “Given the conditions I’m pleased with our progress. We have kept on schedule and the bulk of the sand removal works at Roman Bank, Sandilands has now been complete.

“We have also been working closely with the Environment Agency to identify key areas to help focus resource in a joint effort to most benefit clearance efforts for the area.”

Efforts in the North will now be focused on the main promenade in Mablethorpe, where teams will remain until the majority of wind blown sand has been cleared.

And, in the south, including Skegness and Winthorpe, which received much lower volumes of sand, the team said they were able to remove the majority of sand from the foreshore before the change in wind direction.

They added that this has has meant the wind change at the start of the week has aided the team greatly and they have been able to spend the majority of the week finishing off the tidy up and return to normal work operations.