Emsworth coastal path is shut for revamp

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A WALK near Emsworth has been closed off for the next three weeks for improvement works to the footpath.

Public footpath 202 at Thorney Island, which forms part of the Sussex Border Path, has been closed while Chichester Harbour Conservancy improves the path.

Ali Beckett, information officer for the conservancy, said: ‘Currently the section of coastal path running north from the church is in poor condition – it is very narrow and uneven, making it hard going for walkers.

‘A closure will be in place for the duration of the works, as machinery will be operating on site. Unfortunately there is no alternative route, so the Thorney Island coastal path will be closed to walkers at the access gates.

‘We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, and have planned the works at a quiet time of year.’