The government has responded to concerns over Warsash sea defences. 

On Monday evening, the River Hamble experienced a record high tide of 2.87 metres, and as a result, patches of the sea wall along the Warsash coastal path were left with significant damage. 

The wall is designed to protect both the adjacent Hook with Warsash Nature Reserve, and a popular walking route, and residents are concerned that both have now been left vulnerable.

Following the record tide, the Environment Agency has made a statement regarding the recent destruction of parts of Warsash’s sea wall.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “Inspectors have been at the site today [Thursday] to assess the condition of the embankment following the recent extreme tides.

"Once this survey is complete, we will identify the actions we can take with our partners to ensure the continued protection of the nature reserve.”