Victory for Hill Head beach campaigners

ON THE BEACH Hill Head residents Anne Maxwell and John Giblett
ON THE BEACH Hill Head residents Anne Maxwell and John Giblett
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CAMPAIGNERS have won their fight to move 4,000 tonnes of shingle which was dumped on a beach at Hill Head.

Beach hut owners had expressed concern over the state of the beach after Hill Head Sailing Club put the shingle there at the end of February, covering steps to access the beach and groynes along the coast.

But now after pressure from local people the beach has been regraded and the stones spread along the foreshore.

Anne Maxwell, who lives in Hill Head, said the shingle was ruining the beach and making it unsafe for young children.

She said: ‘We are very very pleased.

‘They came and lowered it by two feet. It isn’t like it used to be but it is much much improved.

‘I think with the time and the weather it will sort itself out eventually.’

Hill Head Sailing Club said they have been working with Fareham Borough Council, the Beach Hut Owners Association, Titchfield Nature Reserve, Natural England and the Marine Management Organisation to improve the appearance of the beach.