Published: 00:00, 29 April 2015 |
Updated: 13:08, 29 April 2015
Deal beach will be accessible this Bank Holiday weekend, even in flood defence work isn't completed.
That is the promise from an Environment Agency spokesman, who confirmed a setback from last week, which meant no work was carried out for almost a week, has been rectified.
A machine had broken, which has now been fixed.
He said: “The broken down machine was replaced with a larger machine on Tuesday.
"It is all going well, and expected to be complete next week.
"The beach will be open for the Bank Holiday weekend.”
In response to readers concerns that work should have been done at a different time of year, the spokesman added: “Can I stress again that these works were urgent to reduce the risk of flooding, and simply could not wait.
“We have a duty to minimise the risk of flooding, and leaving the work until autumn would have been neglecting that duty.”
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