Weekly Update – 19 January 2024
An update from the ‘Theatre of the Sea’ in front of Southsea Castle this week – we’ve started installing the handrails along the steps leading down from the upper promenade to the lower promenade and they’re looking fabulous! As with the other railings, they will be finished off with a timber handrail on the top.
On the rocks
Rock installation near Blue Reef Aquarium is going well. This coming week, in accordance with the tide times, we will be carrying out the rock works during low tides in the mornings.
We’ve been installing the secondary sea defence in front of Southsea Rock Garden this week. Along all frontage designs there is a first line of sea defence and a secondary defence. In this case, the first line of defence is the beach (which will be made bigger) and stepped revetment to the raised promenade. The secondary defence is the wall shown in this photo.
Just a reminder that boats, kayaks and other vessels are absolutely not permitted to land within our site boundaries on the beach from the sea. This is a live construction site and heavy plant machinery travels along the beach, so the beach within our boundary is off limits! We’ll be placing these new signs along the beach to make this extra clear.
This week we visited the U3A (University of the Third Age) Portsmouth group to speak to them about the Southsea Coastal Scheme and North Portsea Coastal Scheme. U3A is a fun local group for those who are retired or semi-retired to keep active in an informal sharing and learning environment. All members live locally and were eager to hear about what’s happening with both schemes on their doorstep.