THE infamous ‘Bosham Pong’ could be a thing of the past with the opening of a new 120-metre sea wall.
County Council leader Louise Goldsmith was on hand last Wednesday, October 15 to open the wall, which has been built at Bosham Harbour and skirts the Trippett path that follows the south east shoreline.
The project has been more than four years in the making and those involved hope it will greatly reduce the so called ‘Bosham Pong’, caused by rotting seaweed.
Adrian Karn, deputy harbour master at Chichester Harbour Conservancy, said: “We were very pleased to attend the opening of the new Trippet sea wall in Bosham.
“This great project demonstrates what can be achieved when different agencies and the local community work together to help solve a local problem.”
Work had been done to remove the old gabions (wire cages filled with rocks), which had accumulated seaweed and other harbour detritus which had rotted and was difficult to remove, causing the smell.
The new wall’s inner core of reinforced concrete is designed to withstand the exposed conditions and be easier to clear of seaweed.
The project is the result of the cooperation between Bosham Association with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, Environment Agency, West Sussex County Council, Chichester District Council, Bosham Parish Council, and Burhill Estates.