2 February, 2021

Staying safe on our coastline

“Thanet’s coastline is a wonderful place to enjoy your daily exercise but we can’t stress enough the importance of coastal safety.

“Our cliffs are a beautiful feature but are not indestructible. Natural occurrences like heavy rainfall, frosty nights and storms can weaken them, leaving some sections particularly vulnerable to cliff falls.

“We are therefore advising the public to take extra care when walking on clifftop paths or on the beach below. Please use common sense and caution – stay away from the edge and base of cliffs at all times and pay attention to any warning signs and safety messages. While walking along the beach, it’s always advisable to check the tide times and know the risks. Please take care and remember that a cliff face should never be seen as a shortcut.

“If you witness the start of a cliff slip, please vacate the area immediately and report it to the Coastguard.”

Cllr Steve Albon, Cabinet Member for Operational Services.

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