William Eichler 23 January 2019

Coastal landmarks receive £1m in Whitehall funding

Coastal landmarks receive £1m in Whitehall funding

The Government has announced £1m of funding to help restore coastal assets and landmarks to their ‘former glory’.

Some 23 projects have been awarded up to £50,000 each from the Coastal Revival Fund.

These include Banksy’s Pinwheel in Weston-super-Mare, a community project in a derelict smugglers’ inn in Cornwall, and the preservation of Blackpool’s three historic piers.

The Coastal Revival Fund provides grants to coastal heritage sites to fund repairs, restoration and bring economic growth to coastal communities.

‘I’m proud to support these 23 magnificent projects from Ryde to Runcorn with investment from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund,’ said coastal communities minister Jake Berry MP.

‘Putting heritage at the heart of our coastal towns is an important way of attracting visitors and boosting our local economies.

‘We’re determined to save these historic landmarks for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations while delivering on our promise to invest over a quarter of a billion pounds into the Great British Coast by 2020.’

Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, said: ‘Our seaside towns are rich with unique historic buildings and places, from the grand Lytham Hall to the Victorian public pleasure grounds of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

‘We’re delighted that this further round of funding will help secure the future of these two important sites on our Heritage at Risk Register so that they can be used and enjoyed by generations to come.’

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