Bryher sea defence works consultation event: Friday, 24 March 2023

[Update 12 June 2023: funding information updated]

We’ll be at the Community Centre on Bryher on Friday, 24 March 2023 from 11:30am -1pm, to consult the community on some proposed revisions to the plans and schedule for the sea defence works to be undertaken on the island. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the contractor we have asked to undertake these works and the Council team working on the project. We hope as many of you as possible will come along in order to provide your views on the following:

Changes to plans

Some changes have been made as a result of feedback from the community at our consultation event on 14 April 2022 and further input from other organisations. You can view the amended drawings on our Climate Adaptation Scilly web pages 

Changes to schedule

As a result of delays to getting licences in place, we are now seeking views on the possibility of deliveries and works taking place over the summer season.

Further information

If you are unable to attend, but have a question to ask, please email

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback so far. We look forward to seeing you there.


Funding Information

Climate Adaptation Scilly is a comprehensive package of climate change adaptation measures funded by the Environment Agency and the European Union intended to reduce the impact of the physical impacts of climate change on one of the most vulnerable parts of the United Kingdom. The key risks from sea level rise and reducing rainfall are being managed through coastal defence works against coastal flooding and erosion, and through installation of rainwater harvesting systems for businesses. A community strategy (the Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan) is being developed to help the islands adapt to ongoing changing climate conditions.

European Regional Development Fund

The project is receiving up to £2.2 M of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.  For more information visit

European Regional Development Fund, HM Government and Environment Agency logos


Publishing date: 
Thursday, 23 March, 2023