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Sea defences removed on Hayling Island

Temporary fencing at West Beach on Hayling Island
BBC

Work to remove 40-year-old sea defences on Hayling Island begins today.

The 140m wooden structure on West Beach was severely damaged in storms in 2019 and 2020, but Havant Borough Council said it would not be replaced.

The beach area around the structure will be closed to the public and a section of car park will become a temporary compound for contractors.

Footpath diversion routes will also be in place.

More than 3,000 people signed a petition urging the council to better protect the beach from erosion.

Coastal communities councillor Leah Turner said: "Following their removal it is expected the waterline will change as the beach adjusts back to its natural contours."

Bouncy castle ban brought in by Havant Borough Council

Bouncy castles and other inflatables are to be banned at events on land owned by Havant Borough Council.

The local authority said the move followed recent tragedies involving bouncy castles and inflatables in Essex and Norfolk.

Three-year-old Ava-May Littleboy was thrown 20ft in the air when the inflatable trampoline she was playing on exploded on Gorleston Beach, Norfolk, on Sunday.

Her death came a fortnight after two fairground workers were jailed for manslaughter by gross negligence after a bouncy castle flew away with a young girl inside.

Summer Grant, seven, died after the inflatable was carried 300m across a park in Harlow, Essex, in March 2016.

Norfolk beach site
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Ava-May Littleboy, three, was thrown off the blue bouncy trampoline, pictured in front of the slide

The recent tragedies involving bouncy castles and inflatables were due in one case to the inflatable being insufficiently moored in Essex (which is a manageable risk) and the other, in Norfolk, to an explosion for causes as yet unknown. The extreme high temperatures that are currently being experienced may have been a major contributory factor to the explosion, however we don't know this for certain. Until the cause of the explosion has been properly identified, it is not possible to manage this risk."

Havant Borough Council statement
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