Zigzag path to beach reopens after 10 days - but monitoring will continue

East Cliff zig zag was cordoned off for ten days <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i>
East Cliff zig zag was cordoned off for ten days (Image: Newsquest)

A POPULAR clifftop-to-beach pathway has reopened following safety concerns – but will continue to be monitored.

The East Cliff zigzag path, which starts near the Jon Egging memorial and leads to Bournemouth beach, was closed for 10 days before reopening on the afternoon of Monday, January 30.

Its closure was described as a precaution by officers after “modest variations” on the cliffs were discovered.

Variations are understood to be linked to cliff erosion rates and cliff face changes.

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A BCP Council spokesperson said: “Daily readings taken throughout last week at the survey points we use for monitoring saw the variations, which led us to close the zigzag, return back to normal.

“On this basis the zigzag has been reopened, and ongoing monitoring of the site will continue.”

The council has also said there is no risk for those walking in and around the promenade area below the cliffs.