Over the past two Thursdays, we have been inspecting the condition of the straight section between bends three and four, known as "the back straight". It was this section that had to be removed when Southern Water installed the storm water tank. Surveying this section revealed that all the pillars have dropped by about 100mm due to the concrete pad, installed by the storm tank contractors, breaking up. To rebuild all the pillars effected over this winter ready for next season is not possible. Therefore it has been decided to temporarily pack up the pillars this winter, with full corrective action being carried out during 2018 and 2020.