Climate Adaptation Scilly works update: call to remove items from slipway at Porthmellon

[Update 12 June 2023: funding information updated]

As we recently announced, the works being undertaken as part of the Climate Adaptation Scilly project have commenced on St Mary's. Further deliveries are now expected at Porthloo and Porthmellon and we need the community to help us keep these areas clear. 

We'll be putting up signs relating to the works and contacting local businesses which may be affected in the coming days.

The next phase of deliveries have now been confirmed for the following dates:

19 August 2022

The first rock delivery will arrive on a landing craft at Porthloo Beach, St Mary’s.

Early September 2022

Rock will be delivered via landing craft to the east side of Porthmellon Beach, St Mary’s. The rock will then be transported to the south-west corner of the beach.

Removal of items from Porthmellon

All lightweight vessels, such as dinghies and kayaks, currently being stored on the west side of the access slipway on Porthmellon will need to be removed before 5 September 2022 to enable the deliveries to take place.

Further information 

You can refer to our 'Sea defence works updates' webpage at any time for the latest updates on the scheduled works. If you have any questions about the project, you can email us at

Thank you for your cooperation.


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

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Publishing date: 
Wednesday, 10 August, 2022