Developments At Sandy Bay

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Colin Gray, Chairman of Fleet Pond Society, writes:

Dredging work to deepen Sandy Bay has provided an opportunity to widen the open beach area for visitors to enjoy. Dredged sand will be spread over the areas that have been cleared of bramble by volunteers, to give a wider beach which will have a slight gradient to allow rainfall to run off into Fleet Pond.

Once the silt has been smoothed off and settled, the objective is to provide more seating and a smoother access track from the boardwalk to the seats for mobility aids (e.g. chairs) and child carriers. Some of the extracted silt will be used to repair the erosion in the main access track beside the boardwalk.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the need to close the beach area while the work is being done.

Funds for these works have been provided by Fleet Pond Society’s Clearwater Campaign.

For more information, please contact:

Hart Countryside Service 01252 623443 or countryside@hart.gov.uk

Fleet Pond Society 01252 616183 or chairman@fleetpondsociety.co.uk

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