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Update on essential maintenance work at Paull Holme Strays

Wednesday 11th April 2018

View across the Humber from Paull Holme Strays, credit Lizzie Dealey

The Environment Agency will begin work at the beginning of May to rebuild the embankment at Paull Holme strays. Car park and footpath will be closed.

The embankment - which protects surrounding land from flooding and supports 80 hectares of intertidal mudflat and saltmarsh - has deteriorated and was further damaged by unusually high tides and severe weather in 2013. Whilst this work is taking place, the car park, access to the path along the top of the embankment from the site to Little Humber Farm and the car park off Thorngumbald Road will be closed to the public until the end of the year. There will be a sign at Stone Creek to let people know about this change.

Work will be carried out between the spring and autumn, making use of the best weather conditions for construction and avoiding the most sensitive winter period for birds on the site. The Environment Agency expect to complete the work by the end of this year and we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause over the next few months.

Once the work is completed, full access for the public will be restored. In the meantime the circular route from the village of Paull, down to the edge of the site and back to the village across fields along a public footpath will remain open. Yorkshire Yorkshire Wildlife Trust sites at Hodgson’s Fields or Welwick Saltmarsh will also remain open.