Vegetation clearance above Folkestone's Road of Remembrance

A damaged wall caused by a landslip at the Road of Remembrance in Folkestone

Kent County Council (KCC) and Folkestone & Hythe District Council (FHDC) continue to work together to examine the extent of the damage caused by fallen trees in the Road of Remembrance.

As the investigation continues the road closure is enabling work due to be carried out this week to reduce the height of trees on the steep bank alongside the road and clear litter. Carrying out the work now will avoid the road having to be closed again at a future date.

KCC was called in the early hours of Saturday 27th January to clear fallen trees which had been reported to be 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, which links 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 the bank.