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Canvey Island Town Council
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Project Information and Updates

This project will maintain the existing high level of tidal flood risk protection to thousands of homes, businesses and infrastructure on Canvey Island into the future.  


The Environment Agency will be renewing and improving the erosion protection on the seaward face of the tidal defences, known as revetment. This will take place along a 3km stretch between Thorney Bay and the Island Yacht Club as shown on the map below.

More information can be found regarding the scheme at the Environment Agency's Canvey Island Southern Shoreline Revetment Project - Information Page

An archaeological survey is taking place for 1 week from 1st August 2022 - information regarding this can be found on Environment Agency's Canvey Island Southern Shoreline Revetment Project - Archaeology Factsheet

Flood Risk On Canvey Island

1953 Tidal Surge

How were Canvey Island's current tidal defences built

Getting to know Canvey Island tidal defences

What is revetment?

The new revetment

Canvey Southern Shoreline Councillor Factsheet

Latest News

The Environment Agency are holding an information event on Thursday 22nd September 2022 between 5pm-7.30pm at Canvey Island Football Club where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the tidal risk management works planned on Canvey Island from early 2023.

More information in available on their website: