Eileen Marie Duffy for Southampton Town Council

The thing about living in a beautiful place is that sometimes it's easy to take it for granted. The tides regularly come and go, the sound of the waves are constant and the seasons progress predictably. This can lull people into thinking the rest of the world is equally equanimous.

But lately it's been hard to predict, our seasons have become less predictable and the rising sea level is affecting, and scaring, property owners. For me it was time to take action.