Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Repair Works Completed At Caswell Bay Promenade

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

Repairs to damaged sections of Caswell Bay promenade on Gower have now been completed. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Swansea Council has finished temporary resurfacing work at the popular coastal beauty spot in readiness for the peak summer months of July and August. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

About 300 square metres of paving was damaged because of heavy rains and high tides over winter leading to pressure and blockages in pipes underneath the promenade. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Coloured scrim was placed around the fenced-off works areas while the re-surfacing took place to reduce its visual impact. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A filter has also now been fitted to the culvert pipe leading to the sea, which will minimise the risk of blockages and the build-up of pressure in future by preventing stones from being washed in and helping rainwater flow out. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr David Hopkins, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation, said: “Caswell Bay is a popular coastal attraction with both Swansea residents and visitors to the city, which is why we were keen to finish the temporary resurfacing works on the damaged sections of promenade a few weeks in advance of the busy school summer holiday period. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We’d like to thank local businesses and beach-goers for their patience throughout the works. We’ll also continue to keep people informed as we investigate more long-term solutions for the promenade’s protection from the elements in future. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Bins and benches that were temporarily removed from the fenced-off areas will soon be reinstated, along with all damaged drain covers.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The council is also urging all beach-goers to be safe this summer, especially people venturing onto beaches not patrolled by lifeguards. Tips include reading warning notices and avoiding the use of inflatables. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

With beaches again likely to be busy this summer, the council is also reminding beach-goers to either bin their waste or take their rubbish away with them. If people are having beach BBQs, they’re reminded to dispose of them safely, or to use the newly-installed BBQ bins being trialled at Rotherslade and Langland. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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