[Update 12 June 2023: funding information updated]
Commencement of works
Following our previous announcement, we're pleased to confirm that the first of the Climate Adaptation Scilly coastal protection works will commence this evening (Wednesday, 3 August 2022) with the delivery of construction vehicles via landing craft to Porthloo on St Mary's, as set out below:
Wednesday, 3 August 2022
20:00 – a 30 tonne digger and a 6 tonne dumper will be offloaded at Porthloo Beach, St Mary’s
Thursday, 4 August 2022
21:00 – a 15 tonne digger and a 9 tonne dumper will be offloaded at Porthloo Beach, St Mary’s
How to keep updated
From today until the completion of the project, we will be posting updates about the scheduled works on our 'Sea Defence Works Updates' webpage. These updates will include any late changes necessitated by weather conditions.
You can find full details of the other planned works around the islands on our Climate Adaptation Scilly webpages.
Whilst this activity will cause some disruption to residents and visitors, particularly during the summer months, we will aim to keep this to a minimum. Please bear with us while we complete these necessary works.
If you have any questions about the project, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01720 620118.
Climate Adaptation Scilly is a comprehensive package of climate change adaptation measures funded by the Environment Agency and the European Union intended to reduce the impact of the physical impacts of climate change on one of the most vulnerable parts of the United Kingdom. The key risks from sea level rise and reducing rainfall are being managed through coastal defence works against coastal flooding and erosion, and through installation of rainwater harvesting systems for businesses. A community strategy (the Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan) is being developed to help the islands adapt to ongoing changing climate conditions.
European Regional Development Fund
The project is receiving up to £2.2 M of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding