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Announcements and Updates

Havengore Bridge - Closed to marine traffic (26.09.23)

Due to an incident this afternoon when a vehicle collided with a bridge road safety barrier, Havengore Bridge will be closed to marine traffic until further notice. The bridge will remain in-operable until the barrier has been repaired and we will issue an update when it has been returned to service. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Yellow Diamond Signals: Shoeburyness East Beach
The yellow diamonds that indicate the 'open to the public' status of Shoeburyness East Beach, and are located at either end of the beach are currently non-operational. The beach and foreshore remain open to the public as far as the yellow buoy line which demarcates the boundary of the area licensed for public use. 

Sea Wall Improvement Works - Public Footpath Closures from 25 September 2023

To preserve public safety during major construction to improve sea flood defences on MOD Shoeburyness, the following public right of way (PROW) footpaths will be closed/partially closed for up to 6 months from 25 September 2023:

  • FP26 - in entirety from Cupid's Chase to Morrin's Point. Pedestrian gate 9 will remain closed throughout the period;
  • FP28 - partially from Morrin's Point to Wakering Stairs. 

FP28 from Morrin's Point to Havengore Bridge will be unaffected and pedestrian gate 19 will be open in accordance with the MOD byelaws.

These closures are by Order of Essex Highways and will remain in force until the works are completed up to a maximum of 6 months. An extension of the Order can be sought if necessary.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Personal Water Craft: Public Spaces Protection Order (PWC PSPO)

In addition to the restrictions and prohibitions imposed by the MOD byelaws, the MOD foreshore is included in the new 'Restricted Area' of a PSPO introduced by Southend City Council in November 2022. Fixed penalties will be issued to anyone found to be in breach of the Order. Full information can be found here.   

Foulness Heritage Centre 

Next open on Sunday 1 October 2023. Visits must be booked in advance. Further information can be found here

Potton Bridge - Operational
Potton Bridge is operational and open to marine traffic on all high tides.