South Hayling Timber Maintenance May 2024

Notice of upcoming repair works along the South Hayling Frontage

Emergency timber maintenance works will be carried out on the South Hayling frontage following Storm Pierrick. Work begins Tuesday 7th May 2024 and will last for approximately 3 weeks.

What is timber maintenance?

Timber maintenance involves the repair of existing timber structures along the South Hayling coastline. These works will focus primarily on the sloping timber structures at the Coastguard Station (Bound Lane car park). The works will also include repairs to other groynes along the south Hayling frontage.

The groynes on Hayling Island were constructed in the 1980’s in response to lowering beach levels. The structures help to slow longshore transport and hold beach material at Eastoke. Due to the age of the structures, maintenance is needed to maintain their stability.

The timber structures work alongside our beach management operations to help reduce the risk of coastal flooding to the properties at Eastoke.

Where will the project take place?

Repair work will take place in the location shown as a red line in the image below. These are focussed on the Coastguard Hut revetment and groynes along Eastoke. 

South Hayling timber repairs map South Hayling timber repairs map

How will we undertake the operation?

Any defects have been identified by Havant Borough Council surveyors. Our Contractor, Avon Construction Ltd, will work around the tides to ensure that the identified repairs are carried out. Generally, working hours are between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday, however if a low tide falls outside these hours you may see some working around this period. It is expected that the work will start on Tuesday 7th May 2024 and last for approximately 3 weeks on site.

Where does the timber come from?

The timber is sourced from FSC approved suppliers and is then cut to size and delivered to Hayling Island. Deliveries of timber will be made at the start of the work, direct to the HBC Compound on Southwood Road. There is not expected to be any disturbance during these deliveries.

Will I still be able to use the beach?

The beach will remain open to the public at all times. You may expect to see an excavator and dumper truck on the beach while the work is underway. There will be a minimum of 2 staff from the Contractor on site at all times. A member of Coastal Partners will also visit site to supervise the work.

The project may cause a small amount of noise disturbance, however we will endeavour to keep the level of inconvenience to a minimum. We would like to thank you for your patience whilst these works are carried out.

Damaged revetment Damaged revetment