A scheme of maintenance work and repairs is being carried out all this week on a stretch of beach near a coastal town.

Work is being carried out at Corton, near Lowestoft with repairs and maintenance "of coastal protection assets" under way.

With Coastal Partnership East – which brings together the coastal management resources and expertise from North Norfolk District Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and East Suffolk Council (ESC) – responsible for coastal management, they have appointed the East Suffolk Water Management Board (ESWMB) to "complete repairs and maintenance of coastal protection assets along the Suffolk coast," which are owned or managed by ESC.

With ESWMB completing works at Corton, according to Coastal Partnership East, repair and maintenance work is due to take place from October 17 to October 19 "with site set up - including delivery of materials - on Monday, October 16."

Lowestoft Journal: Corton promenadeCorton promenade (Image: Coastal Partnerships East)

A spokesman for Coastal Partnership East said: "The work will be below and just to the north of Baker’s Score access steps.

"A welfare unit will be set up at Baker’s Score.

"ESWMB will be placing concrete filled bags against the cliff below the lower part of Baker’s Score access steps and to the north below the caravan park.

"This work is to address localised areas of cliff face loss and give better protection to the cliff in these locations."

As access to Baker’s Score and the steps "will be possible", Coastal Partnership East said "the work will be clearly signposted on the promenade and at Baker’s Score."

The Coastal Partnership East spokesman added: "We will work hard to keep any inconvenience to a minimum and ask the public to please take note of the contractor’s signage when work is happening. 

"This work will improve public safety and is an important part of ESC’s commitment to ensure that the coastal assets they are responsible for are working effectively and are safe for the public."