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Fairhaven & Church Scar Sea Defence Project

What’s going on at Fairhaven and Church Scar Prom?

What is being done?

We are replacing the sea defence walls, as the existing coastal defences are time expired and currently failing. The current concrete coast defences were built in the 1890’s and have been undergoing emergency repairs every year to prevent a major breach.

The project consists of two phases. Phase 1 started in January 2018 at Church Scar, and phase 2 commenced in December 2018, with work due to complete in March 2020

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Why is the work being done?

Fylde Council require the work to be undertaken in order to protect peoples’ homes and sustain economic growth as the existing sea defence wall is deteriorating. By replacing it now, we will continue to protect the area from flooding.  The combined flood and erosion risk, contains 2,425 residential properties, schools and infrastructure serving the wider area. Whilst individual property owners are responsible for protecting their own property and land from flooding: Fylde Council has taken the proactive and positive decision to invest in protecting the coastline at Church Scar and Fairhaven. This being to avoid the risk of properties becoming blighted / succumbing to coastal erosion.

For a full list of FAQ’s please download the following document here

Granny’s Bay

As a positive outcome from the fast and competent delivery of the Fairhaven to Church Scar Coast Protection Scheme to date, the Scheme’s funding has been able to also provide for consented works at Granny’s Bay during this current construction campaign.

Granny’s Bay will be fenced off from Monday 15th July and main construction works will begin the following week.

 The entrance at Stannah Bank car park will be needed as a site compound for the Granny’s Bay works; the Granny’s Bay works stretching up to the currently placed works at Church Scar. It is great to be able to give more than expected with the extra works at Granny’s Bay, and Church Scar and Fairhaven both remain on programme for public thoroughfare on the 31/03/20 as programmed.

Have you got any questions?

We have a dedicated customer drop-in centre for the duration of the project, which is located next to our construction site on St Paul’s car park (towards the back of Fairhaven Lake). The opening hours will be posted outside of the centre. Please pop in to discuss any concerns, or to find out more information about the project.

Opening Hours
Monday 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm

If the above times are unsuitable please contact the customer team on 01253 658 658 to arrange a convenient time.

Alternatively, you can contact us by emailing

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The Customer Centre for the Church Scar to Fairhaven sea defence project is currently closed. See below for alternative contact details @VBAJV

Huge thank you to Matthew Swift from @VBAJV for another wonderful STEM presentation this morning.

Matthew talked about his journey into engineering and his role in the workplace today.

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Amazing news! Four of our projects have been shortlisted for Project of the Year at the @CN_Awards 2020.

Congratulations to Lincolnshire Lakes (under £20m), Victory Jetty and Ipswich Tidal Barrier (£20m-£50m) and Dover Western Docks Revival (over £50m). #CNAwards

Ipswich Tidal Barrier has been shortlisted for Project of the Year at the @CN_Awards.

Delivered by @VolkerStevinUK, @BoskalisWessie and @atkinsglobal with @EnvAgency, the barrier was the first new rising sector gate constructed in the UK since the Thames Barrier 40 years ago.

We would like to welcome Isabella to our #Mytholmroyd FAS project.

Isabella is on work experience and would like to pursue a career in civil engineering. She is spending some time with our team to find out more about the roles and careers on offer.

#STEM #WomenInEngineering

Is your business getting ready to re-open? Are you like Jake and unsure if you are compliant with social distancing measures? 😕

We're here to help 👍

A guide is available on our website to help you understand how to open safely:

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❌ Don’t be a litter bug ❌

We understand more of you are using our beautiful coastline for your daily exercise, but more rubbish than normal is being left to clean up 😞 🍫🍬🍿🥤🧃

Please, use the many bins provided to dispose of your rubbish, or take it home with you 🗑♻️

🔥 BBQs and outdoor cooking are prohibited on our beaches and many of our parks and open spaces.

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There is also a handy FAQ page available 👉

⚠️Failure to comply will result in a penalty of up to £1000.

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