Work on Skegness tidal surge damage repairs to begin ‘this week’ say council

Debris on Skegness Beach.
Debris on Skegness Beach.

Work to repair the promenade in Skegness, which was badly damaged by Thursday’s tidal surge, will begin this week.

The district council’s Corporate Assets Manager, Gary Sergeant, made the claim in a statement to the Standard this morning (Tuesday).

The council also revealed that they have yet to put a cost to the damage caused, but added that they were hopeful the heavily damaged kiosks on the seafront would be salvageable.

Mr Sergeant said: “Our priority is getting the area back in working order as soon as possible so that visitors can safely access the area and traders can get their businesses open.

“Our initial assessment is that the damage to the kiosks is repairable and they are structurally sound, but no work can start on these until insurance assessors have visited the site which we expect to be this week.

“Repairs to the block paving on the promenade at Skegness will start this week and the Environment Agency will place large sandbags along the promenade to act as temporary sea defences whilst sections of the sea wall are damaged.”