End of the line for chalets?
Does the partial collapse of the cliff path behind these much-loved South Bay holiday homes see the...
The historic Grade II listed beach chalets in Scarborough’s South Bay are now leaning at a precarious angle following the collapse of the path and wall behind them. The area has been cordoned off as the landslip, which appeared last month, continues to get worse.
A Scarborough Council spokesperson said: “Following the recent partial collapse of the retaining wall behind the timber chalet sin Scarborough South Bay, Scarborough Borough Council would like to remind members of the public that the area remains cordoned off and must not be accessed.
“Work is being carried out to make the area safe and control any further movement that may occur. The council is also developing options for the reinstatement of the wall and chalets and protection of the Clock Café above, which is not considered to be at risk and continues operating as normal.”
Netting has now been placed over it to stop any debris being blown away should the chalets collapse.
Scarborough residents have been having their say on our Facebook page:
Chris Carr: “They’re rotting wood to be fair. I’d say demolish and rebuild and make the ground more safe. There’s only one way that ground is going and that is down.”
Anita Matthews: “Try and save these lovely traditional chalets.” l Sarah Hunter: “Definitely should be saved or rebuilt they are a huge part of Scarborough history. I probably spent much of my childhood summers in one of them.”
The scene after the collapse of the wall and path behind the chalets at South Bay