Visitors and boat users of Riverlands and Tuckton will benefit from a clearer pathway and a safer more secure riverbank thanks to investment from Bournemouth Council.
Repairs to the riverbank which was severely damaged during the storms of the 2013/14 winter have now been completed.
The work involved replacing the failing original timber revetments with a new sheet steel piled revetment to ensure the long term future for this important site.
The next stage will be to re-seed the ground which is being done over the next few weeks with resurfacing of the gravel footpath to follow in time for the summer. Whilst this is being carried out a low fence will remain in place until the new grass has grown.
Bournemouth Council invested £450,000 towards the work with a £50,000 contribution from Sembcorp.
Cllr Lawrence Williams, portfolio holder for tourism, leisure and culture said, “This is a very popular area of Bournemouth so we wanted to make sure that it is maintained and protected for people to enjoy in years to come. The investment was essential following the high level of rainfall we experienced in the winter before last and will reinforce the riverbank against any severe weather in the future.”