Good Afternoon All
And what a beautiful day it is as well, I really enjoyed chatting to some of you this morning.
As you know our main constraint has been the ground conditions from the beginning of this project. The rock has proved to be extremely strong and whilst conventional methods (i.e. pecking) was always the preferred option we have needed to proceed with rock blasting.
We have successfully crossed the river now and I’m pleased to say without blasting however, the digging of the trenches towards the river have proved to be a little more problematic. So much so we now have decided to conduct some blasting this week and these will be conducted in two areas of the village, by The Mill and at the T-junction across from the road closure. We anticipate the latter end of this week for the Mill and next week at the junction.
There maybe up to two per day between 0900hrs and 1700hrs Tuesday to Thursday and between 0900hrs and 1300hrs on Friday. The site team will conduct a door knock prior, informing you of the exact blast time during which other H&S checks are conducted. Please listen for the air horn as this will trigger the imminent blasting and should you be indoors as a precaution we request you keep away from doors and windows. After the blast and all the H&S checks have been conducted we will sound another air horn a little longer in duration this time and this gives you the all clear.
As always your health and safety is paramount to us so we would encourage you to adopt the above during the blasting procedure. We still have a little way to go with this project and we will continue to assess the ground conditions again after every blasting to determine how we continue the rock movement, I will keep you informed.
The rings and plates are now being installed within the shaft and it's encouraging to see the shaft taking shape, it's some size. I'll get some photos to post, so watch this space.
I am so pleased to say we are now working on the sea wall and it's beginning to look fantastic although working with the tide can be a little tricky. I've attached some photos taken not by me or the team but by a local resident who expressed their delight in our work. Thank You, you know who you are!!!!
Although last weeks rain hindered the work somewhat, the team are progressing well and the surplus topsoil is being carried away to be recycled, next week you notice more vehicle activity so please be that more vigilant if you are out and about.
We are so appreciative of your patience and understanding during this time.