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

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.

Publishing date: 
Wednesday, 10 August, 2022