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I managed to get a quick look at the seismic survey sheets of the Wellington Crescent bandstand area. I have photographed them and published them so you can all look at them. I have done my best and they are fairly readable.

I had assumed that this survey was done at the request of the developer to see if it would be safe to pile drive in the area, however it was done as part of the bandstand and dance floor restoration project.

The deepest it goes is 5 meters and it only covers the area of the bandstand, dance floor and the tarmaced cliff top where the temporary railings are.

None of the large voids that we know are there, Wellington Caves and the old ammunition stores show up on it, either because they are too deep or they are not under the area covered by the survey.

When you look at the survey you will see that within the area and depth surveyed the results are constant with the historical evidence, i.e. the wall that is the cliff face was filled in behind with rubble (probably flint and chalk) to produce a level area at the top and that neglect of the surface has meant that large amount of water running through the cracks has washed out voids making parts of the area rather unstable.

There is only one area next to the railings about 10 meters by 3 meters where there is evidence of voiding so there would appear to be no justifiable reason for temporary railing along the whole length of the cliff above the proposed new development.

This link takes you to the seismic survey