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Clevedon boil water notice lifted

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Residents in Clevedon no longer have to boil their water before using it after Bristol Water lifted its health notice.

The notice was put in place on Thursday after part of the town's water supply was found to be contaminated.

Bristol Water says it detected the parasite cryptosporidium, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.

It says the drinking water supply to Clevedon is now coming from other treatment works.

Over the last few days, we have been taking samples from the treated water storage reservoir in Clevedon and at customers’ houses. No Cryptosporidium has been detected in any of these samples. We have also fully flushed the water network in the area meaning the network now has a fresh supply from other sources.

Consequently, following consultation and advice from Public Health England, we are now lifting the precautionary boil water notice.

– Bristol Water


The view from Clevedon Pier after the storms

Staff at Clevedon Pier have Tweeted a video of the sea off the North Somerset coast at high tide.

It's filmed from the Porthole Room below the Victorian structure. The water is lapping at the round window - testament to the high seas after Storm Eleanor.

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  • This is what the view is like during low tide...
The view under Clevedon Pier at low tide. Credit: ITV West Country

Footpath closed in Cornwall after large cliff fall

The path between Porthleven and Loe Bar has been closed due to a cliff fall Credit: Google Earth

There has been a large cliff fall on the path between Porthleven and Loe Bar following the recent storms.

The National Trust has had to close the cliff path and warns that the waves are continuing to cause damage.

We have had to close the cliff path between Porthleven and Loe Bar today due to a large cliff fall. Please avoid this area, the waves are still very large and causing ongoing damage.

– National Trust

Work to install temporary sea defences starts tomorrow

Engineers and councillors inspect the devastated sea wall at Portreath. Credit: ITV West Country/Kathy Wardle

Work to install temporary sea defences at Portreath is due to start tomorrow.

15 to 20 concrete cubes of differing sizes will be built in a curve to try to deflect the waves, rather than take them head on

– Councillor Joyce Duffin of Cornwall Council


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