Video: Coast residents find gardens buried under sand after high winds

Residents in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea might expect to see golden sandy beaches from their windows, but their own gardens turning into such sights? Surely not!

High winds coming from the east have swept huge piles of sand off the beaches onto roads, pathways, and into people’s gardens.

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John Watkin, who lives in Church Close in Sutton on Sea woke up this morning to find his back garden covered in six inches of golden sand.

“It’s a nightmare, we’ve been having problems with the sand blowing off the beaches in the last couple of weeks but this is burying the garden,” he said.

“My shed roof is bowing under the weight of the sand, it’s just whipping up and settling in people’s gardens.

“It’s doing some serious damage.”

East Lindsey District Council’s street scene area manager, Danny Wilson, said the authority had been working to clear the sand, but the weekend’s strong winds brought them ‘back to square one’.

“For the past three weeks teams from the district council have been working hard to clear sand from the promenades ahead of the busy Easter period.

“The strong easterly wind has undone all the good work and we’re back to square one.

“Until the easterly wind dies down, the very best we can do is try to keep the main promenades areas accessible for businesses, local people, visitors and emergency services.”