Vegetation clearance above Folkestone's Road of Remembrance

Published: 6 February 2024

Image shows clearance work taking place alongside bank beside Road of Remembrance

Work is continuing examining the extent of the damage caused by fallen trees in Folkestone's Road of Remembrance.

As the investigation continues the road closure is enabling work due to begin this week by Folkestone & Hythe District Council to reduce the height of trees on the steep bank alongside the road and clear litter. Kent County Council will also be undertaking work on the vegetation. Carrying out the work now will avoid the road having to be closed again at a future date.

Kent County Council, the authority leading the investigation, was called in the early hours of Saturday 27 January to clear fallen trees blocking the road.

After a team arrived it was discovered the fallen trees appeared to have been caused by a landslip and the removal of the trees had to be halted until further investigation was carried out.

The road, linking the harbour area with The Leas, remains closed to ensure public safety and a diversion is signposted for drivers and those on foot.

As well as assessing the stability of the bank and surrounding area, contact is also being made with the owners of the land which forms part of  the bank.