Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Torbay Council Press Release 12 Feb 2008

Rock Walk updateHundreds of people have been flocking to Torquay's harbourside over the last few days to see the Rock Walk team in action with a reported 150 plus already gathering today. The project is really picking up pace as work continues on removing 13 large tree stumps, weighing in excess of two tonnes each, before the crane is moved along the rock face again tomorrow.The good news comes despite foggy weather conditions on Saturday morning when workers, starting on site at 7.30am, had to continue scrub clearance until the fog cleared late morning and the crane could be safely operated.

Cabinet Member Councillor Chris Lewis said: "It really has been full steam ahead for the team currently working on the harbourside. We have been lucky to have a run of relatively good weather over the last few weeks. However, there is always plenty to do even if the weather turns, as it did on Saturday morning, and the crane is unable to operate.

"As well as the large trees, tonnes of scrub also has to be carefully cleared from site to avoid injury from potential rock falls, broken glass or needles found in the area which has really demonstrated why the improvement work was so necessary.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank local businesses and residents for their continued patience during the work and congratulate those on site for a fantastic job well done."

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Notes about the blog. Updated 08 March 2008

Not much is happening at Rock Work now. All the work clearing the trees has been done. A barrier has been erected to prevent rock falls from reaching the road. Now we wait for the geological survey in May to see what can be done to fix the rocks in place.
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