Titchwell Marsh sea defence repairs completed

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Work to repair vital flood defences at the Titchwell Marsh nature reserve has been completed, officials have confirmed.

Like much of Norfolk’s coast, the reserve, which is operated by the RSPB, was battered by the tidal surge of December 2013.

But the charity announced on Friday that works to renew and improve the site’s defences had been finished.

And senior sites manager Laurence Rose said: “This year’s repairs and the increasing protection provided by the saltmarsh as it matures, should ensure that Titchwell remains a safe home for rare wildlife, as well as a place for people to come and enjoy seeing birds, otters and water voles, for many years to come.”

The main work to repair the sea wall was funded by contributions from a national fund set up by the charity in the wake of the surge, as well as contributions of £15,000 from Norfolk County Council’s Coastal Fund and £3,000 each from The Paul Bassham Charitable Trust and The Lesley Mary Carter Charitable Trust.

The wall was moved further inland in 2011 when a coastal saltmarsh area was created in front of it. Reserve managers believe that saved the site from more serious damage.