Here is the press release from yesterday:
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
Britain’s coastline is part of what makes us one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Our coastal towns are cherished not just by the people who live within them but by the nation as a whole. The value of our tourism industry also means they are playing a crucial role in the UK’s continuing economic recovery.
That’s why I am proud to lead a government which is absolutely committed to supporting and reviving our coastal communities.
With a total £3 million pledged for coastal projects today, it is clear we have an optimistic and ambitious approach to Britain’s seaside towns. We are providing a catalyst for further investment and securing treasured community assets for generations to come.
Communities Minister Brandon Lewis said:
From Berwick to St Ives, our coastal communities boast some iconic attractions, with millions visiting them each year.
But some of our best-loved buildings are falling into a state of disrepair - the £3 million Coastal Revival Fund aims to restore them to their former glory.
This funding will now kick-start the restoration work for these 77 projects across the country, so they can continue to be enjoyed by local people and tourists alike for generations to come.
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England said:
Many of the projects which will be funded through the Coastal Revival Fund will help to conserve our special coastal heritage. The historic buildings and places around our shores tell the story of our nation, from fishing ports and defensive structures to pleasure beaches and parks.
Together with the list of projects in the SouthWest:
There is disappointment in East Devon, however:
COASTAL REVIVAL FUND – BUT NOT FOR US ….
11 DEC 2015
£1m for the South West
Brixham, Lynmouth, Plymouth and Paignton in Devon got £250k
£250k for ten projects in Dorset
ZERO for EAST DEVON
Once again our political and bureaucratic representatives have ensured that we maintain our self-sufficiency.
Coastal Revival Fund – but not for us …. | East Devon Watch
11 DEC 2015
Many in Devon, many in Dorset, none in East Devon.
So, all our coastal communities must be thriving, then ….
Seaton in better nick than Lyme Regis?