Wall has served us well

I NOTE with interest your correspondent of last week, Mr Parry, fails to understand the concept of 'sea level rises' or that the sea is flat. May I try this again?

I NOTE with interest your correspondent of last week, Mr Parry, fails to understand the concept of 'sea level rises' or that the sea is flat. May I try this again?The present sea wall was built to protect Weston from the effects of a 41-ft tide and has served us well. It is now projected by experts that our highest tides will rise by the end of this century from about 40ft to 43 foot so that their level would be higher than the present wall on a calm day. Therefore if we raise the sea wall by three feet Weston will be safe for ages after that.The argument has nothing to do with waves, and if the level of the sea came over the proposed breakwater Parry goes on about, it would also flow over the present sea wall. This would be a bad thing! This means that if you insist on a breakwater it would have to be high enough to stop a 44ft tide or be a waste of time. That would be far worse than raising the present wall which, at its highest, would equal the concrete seat alcove opposite Greenfield Place.There are those among us who are using the sea wall plan to try and gain advantage in the 2007 elections. Anyone who does that is not worth voting for.BRIAN AUSTINAlma Street, Weston


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