People are being warned to be careful walking near cliffs in East Devon. It follows the death of a woman in West Dorset yesterday and several recent cliff falls along the East Devon coastline.
– Iain Chubb, East Devon District council
People need to pay attention to the signs which are in place, not access beaches where barriers have been placed and avoid getting close to the cliffs. The large amounts of rain we have had over the last three months have destabilised a number of the cliff faces and it can be very difficult to predict when or where the next fall will occur.
Work is ongoing in Devon to make safe landslip sites at Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Seaton and Axmouth Harbour.