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Brancaster emergency boardwalk work on Norfolk Coast Path leads to closure on health and safety grounds



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Work to repair a section of boardwalk is starting immediately along the Norfolk Coast Path at Brancaster (Footpath 5, FP5).

This is an emergency closure on health and safety grounds, due to boardwalk deterioration. Work is expected to take five weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Norfolk County Council said: "We are aiming for work to be completed by the start of the school holidays (22 July 2022). Due to the nature of the work it will be necessary to close this section of the Coast Path while work is underway."

Work to repair a section of boardwalk is starting immediately along the Norfolk Coast Path at Brancaster (Footpath 5, FP5). The map shows the diversion between Butchers Drove and Harbour Way.
Work to repair a section of boardwalk is starting immediately along the Norfolk Coast Path at Brancaster (Footpath 5, FP5). The map shows the diversion between Butchers Drove and Harbour Way.

The map shows the diversion between Butchers Drove and Harbour Way.

Work will involve replacing failed boards and rotten sections. The whole length will receive a walk-through and the wire mesh stapled or replaced accordingly.

While this section of the coast path is temporarily closed there will be a temporary diversion route in place along footpaths, pavements and quiet country lanes.

Sunset at Brancaster. Tanya Dutt
Sunset at Brancaster. Tanya Dutt

Barriers and signage will be placed across the boardwalk at each entry point. Barriers will not impede access to the common.

The county council thanks people for their patience while this boardwalk maintenance work is carried out.

The work, which is likely to cost around £10,000, will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.



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