On 11Feb we were given the latest...18 wooden groynes..sand recharge from dredging of Poole Harbour. So at least wooden groynes will satisfy many who were against rock. But high cost..£3.5 million, with PDC having to pay around £450,000 (us, through levy on Council Tax).
But still something seems not right (to me, at least). I thought most questions were deflected with evasive answers, such as ... oh, I'm sure they would have considered that point....and that one ... and people may have local knowledge, but we've had consultants study it ...and let's not re-visit the 'take away the banjo jetty' issue (why not?).
One question that I don't think has been asked is how feasible it would be to REPAIR the exisiting groynes.
And a number of people thought that the sea would take away any sand brought in (and might dump it back the following week). It may be that many people prefer wooden groynes to rock, if we have to something. But do we REALLY need anything on this scale? What about an ongoing schedule of maintenance, of the existing groynes, and of any damage that may occur to the seawall?
Ah well, any experts out there? [PS Why aren't meetings like this officially minuted, for the record and for the benefit of those who could not be there?]