SX9372 : A drink on the back beach while waiting for the band to strike up, Teignmouth

taken 10 years ago, near to Teignmouth, Devon, England

A drink on the back beach while waiting for the band to strike up, Teignmouth
A drink on the back beach while waiting for the band to strike up, Teignmouth
The local band were taking part in the Teignmouth Riverbeach and Harbour Festival, a mainly fundraising event. The flood protection measures applied to the New Quay Inn in the background are hardly noticeable now.
Teignmouth's tidal flood defences

Following the success of the Shaldon and Ringmore tidal flood defence scheme across the river, the Environment Agency and its contractor Interserve are implementing a site-specific scheme for Teignmouth's back beach (officially the river beach). Here, high tides exacerbated by strong winds can cause flooding to the residential properties and businesses along the beach and the lanes that lead to it.

The scheme was announced in December 2011 LinkExternal link The different conditions compared to Shaldon require flood walls, doors and windows to be constructed at the face of the affected buildings. The appearance is not pretty but the work will protect these properties especially in future if sea levels rise. Another element of the scheme is to re-engineer a storm water holding tank and the deck covering it by Gales Hill, a minor access along the waterfront north of the New Quay Inn. It is believed that measures will also be taken to minimise the risk of pollution reaching the river.

The limited extent of the works, compared to the Shaldon and Ringmore scheme, means that they must all be undertaken simultaneously. Every effort has been made to reduce disruption to businesses, residents and the public.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 January, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9391 7273 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.6809N 3:29.9189W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9391 7272
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