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Expert work finished to protect coastal Caswell from the elements

Expert work to protect a popular Gower beauty spot from winter storms has been completed.

Caswell Bay

Swansea Council has now finished fitting a specialist valve to the culvert pipe leading to the sea at Caswell Bay.

The valve will minimise the risk of blockages in the pipe and the build-up of pressure by preventing stones from being washed in and helping rainwater flow out.

The work follows on from repairs to about 300 metres of paving at Caswell Bay promenade that was damaged during periods of high tides and heavy rain last winter.

Cllr David Hopkins, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation, said: "Caswell Bay is one of Gower's most popular visitor attractions, but its exposure to the elements has led to some damage over the last year or so.

"The repairs to the promenade were carried out in advance of the busy school holiday period, with the expert valve works also being undertaken as quickly as possible to minimise disruption for local residents and visitors.

"We'd like to thank local people and local businesses for their patience throughout the works, and will now continue looking into more long-term measures to protect the Caswell Bay promenade from the high tides and stormy weather in future."

A dedicated cleaning team is also now on hand at the busy beaches of Caswell and Langland until the end of the school summer holidays.

The Swansea Council staff based there are responsible for emptying bins, litter-picking and cleaning facilities including toilets.

They'll also be visiting other council-run beaches at Swansea Bay, Rotherslade, Limeslade, Horton and Port Eynon as part of their role until the next academic year starts in September.

Their work will complement other mobile teams of staff who are moving between all council-run beaches to litter-pick every day. 

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