New Walkway installed on Chalkwell Beach Leigh-on-sea

March 14, 2024

A new wheelchair-friendly timber walkway has been installed along a section of Chalkwell Beach in Leigh-on-sea. The new scheme for the Beach will also include the installation of a climate resilient garden, seating areas and places for relaxation and yoga.

The scheme will be similar to a project carried out at Thorpe Bay Beach last year. When volunteers came together to help install a climate resilient garden, using seeds from native and coastal plants already on the beach which had been grown in the park nursery.

SAARC (Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Cities) is part of the European Regional Developmental Fund and has given Southend-on-Sea funding to create five nature-based solutions to enhance coastal defences and offer additional benefits for species of plants and animals The overall objective of SARCC is to help mainstream nature-based solutions (NBS) into coastal management and policy making, whether that is as stand-alone projects or NBS-hybrid, where they are integrated into existing grey infrastructure and flood defences.


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