Greatstone Dune annual maintenance

Folkestone and Hythe District Council own and maintain the 2km long sand dune system at Greatstone.  This backs a popular tourist beach so the dunes are eroded by people accessing the beach.  They undertake works valued at approximately £5,000 per year to provide and maintain fencing to minimise disturbance to marram grass and other dune vegetation, plant new marram grass to help the dunes to grow, remove unwanted intrusive vegetation and maintain paths to encourage people away from the vegetated part of the dunes.