Sails of the South will finally get repaired

The Sails of the South
The Sails of the South
Fly-tipping in Harold Road. Picture: Andrew Pearce

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REPAIRS will finally be made to the Sails of the South after they were damaged earlier in the year by storms.

The 43m structure, located in the central reservation of the M275, is expected to be fixed by Portsmouth City Council the week beginning Monday, June 23.

Delays have been caused because parts had to be ordered from France and permission had to be sought from the Highways Agency to carry out repairs on the motorway.

Money for the repairs has come from a fund set aside for maintenance of the sails.

Councillor Donna Jones, leader of the council, who ordered the work to be done in her first week of office, said: ‘The sails look tacky and unkept and this is one of the key structures at the entrance of Portsmouth.

‘At the moment, it is well below our expectations.’