Weekly update – 7 July 2023

The best laid proms…
A milestone this week as we have now started pouring the promenade slabs along the top and bottom of the ‘Theatre of The Sea’. This is bringing it all together nicely. So far 20 of the 86 central prom slabs have been completed.
Navigation sensation!
The recent piling work near Southsea Castle is now complete. The newly placed navigation markers are in place and fully functional, making the coastline safer for smaller vessels by ensuring they avoid submerged rock. Here is a snap of one of the markers on a beautiful clear sunny day in Southsea this week.
Memorial benches update
We've written to memorial bench owners ahead of upcoming work on frontage five of the Southsea Coastal Scheme (Pyramids to Speakers' Corner) in October. Owners of benches due to be removed prior to work starting will have the option to have their plaques placed on two new temporary benches further up the promenade towards the eastern end of Clarence Parade. At the same time, we'll be moving two temporary memorial benches (holding plaques from benches previously located near Southsea Castle) nearby.  If you or anyone you know is a memorial bench owner here and you would like more information, please email SouthseaCoastalScheme@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Tweet tweet- bird island naming competition!
Calling all bird lovers! Our sister scheme at North Portsea Island has built an off-shore, high-tide roosting site for over-wintering birds near the Eastern Road and it needs a name! The island is constructed from materials taken from the old sea wall, covered with rock and shingle to mimic an organically occurring site. Read more and enter the naming competition.