Funding Announced to Repair Small Ports Across England

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced £1.7 million funding to help repair small ports and harbors across England damaged by winter storms.

Twenty one communities will benefit ranging from Cornwall to East Riding.

McLoughlin said: “Our small ports are vital to the livelihoods of the communities they serve and are the lifeblood of the local economy. The government has already provided significant funding to reverse the damage caused by an exceptionally wet and windy winter. I want to see this additional money help the recovery in these coastal towns.”

The Small Ports Fund is in addition to £200 million already provided by the government to help fix roads, railways and coastal communities hit by the severe winter weather.

Ports funding will include:

Cornwall

– Bude Harbor: £35,405 to fix holes in breakwater and trailing wall damage, £13,668 to address loss of sand from within the breakwater which has led to granite stones been undermined;

– Mousehole Harbor: £19,905 to fix partial collapse of old wharf, damage to car park, toilets and railings as well as replacing timbers and equipment related to electricity supply;

– Newlyn Harbor: £4,320 for repairs to North Pier roofing and South Pier railings;

– Penzance Harbor: £129,674 to fix breach of sea wall, loss of fresh water supply and damaged lighting on Lighthouse Quay and, on South Quay, to repair damage to fresh water break tank, cobbled surface and electrical bollards;

– Porthleven Harbor: £434,786 to repair collapse of wall at Fisherman’s Quay, remove large granite blocks partially blocking the sluice and fix damage to the hospital corner wall, loss of capping to harbor head wall and undermining of slipway. A further £66,391 to fix damaged caused by wooden baulks to Inner Harbor shifting, damaging roads, ladders and mooring chains;

– Porthreath Harbor: £179,363 to repair the collapse of the eastern breakwater and wall above it, with a further £83,431to address the damage to the Forward Observation Hut on Finger Pier;

– Portwrinkle Harbor: £115,000 to fix the collapse of harbor wall and damage to quay surface;

– St Ives Harbor: £6,784 to repoint parts of Smeaton’s Pier and replace damaged railing on wharf steps;

– Newquay Harbor: £2,964 to repair damage to slipway, quay, and landing steps;

– Par Harbor: £95,000 to fix damage to the harbor wall and surrounding areas.

Devon

– Brixham: £11,160 for facing masonry at Eastern quay;

– Clovelly: £5,457 to repair keystones dislodged by swell as well as cobbled surfaces, repointing harbor wall and clearing stones blocking access;

– Paignton: £18,465 for repairs to foundation toe and fenders at East Quay and landing quay and £19,250 for repairs to address undercutting of foundations of the East Quay wall;

– Plymouth City: £101,250 repairs to steps and quay wall at Commercial Wharf Cattewater;

– Torquay Harbor: £245,950 to repair masonry facing and seaward stairs at Princess Pier and for pontoons at Torquay Town Dock.

East Riding

– Bridlington: £56,925 for damage to protective coating on Fish Quay, South Pier.

Isle of Wight

– Ryde Harbour: £29,455 to repair paving and concrete walling.

Suffolk

– Southwold Harbor: £15,717 to repair flooding and wash damage to fishing stage, harbor office and Walberswick Quay.

Norfolk

– Wells-next-the-Sea Harbor: £14,960 to repair damage to Outer Harbor berms and Inner Harbor berths.

West Sussex

– Littlehampton Harbor: £2,109 repairs to capping beam and wall.

Press Release, August 15, 2014

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