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Letter: Loss of sand at South Bay ‘permanent’

South Bay sand will never return.
South Bay sand will never return.

Regarding recent concerns about the state of Scarborough’s South Bay beach:

I have written about the total stupidity of removing thousands of tons of sand from the beach and dumping it at the Spa end.

Due to longshore drift, ie movement of the tides north to south this sand will never ever return.

Scarborough Council lowered the sand level by one and a half metres in November last year.

The beach no longer had its normal integrity to weather the prolonged easterlies and is now in a very sorry state.

All I can say now is that I told you so and whoever is responsible for what I can only regard as vandalism.

Brian Hewitt

Cromwell Road

Scarborough