Shingle moved to protect Hastings' sea defences

  • 3 October 2011
  • From the section Sussex
Shingle at Hastings
Image caption The work to shore up the coastal defences at Hastings is expected to last five days

An East Sussex beach is to be cleared of shingle to protect the resort's coastal defences.

Large excavators, bulldozers and 30 tonne dump trucks are being used in the operation at Hastings.

Over the next five days they will be moving shingle which has built up west of the Harbour Arm, along the beach westwards to Carlisle Parade.

Members of the public have been urged not to get too close to the work, and to watch from a distance.

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