Sand from storms to be dredged at Burry Port

Sand banks have narrowed access to the sea. Credit: Ron Cant

Work will start at the end of April clearing sand and silt at Burry Port Marina.

Carmarthenshire Council says the worst storms for many years have shipped more sand and silt into and at the entrance to the harbour, than for many years.

"It is little surprise the harbour has become heavily silted because we have even had to bulldoze, almost daily at one stage, car parks at the North Dock, Llanelli, to keep them open," said Harbour master, Rory Dickinson.

"The harbour has suffered with effects of windblown and sand laden water pouring in."