Lighthouses and lidos along the Great British Coast are among 15 projects benefitting from a share of £700,000 Communities Minister Mark Francois announced today (9 May 2016).
The projects – dotted across the country from Durham to Dorset – have been awarded up to £50,000 each to help restore local landmarks to their former glory.
Mr Francois hopes that the work will encourage a wave of enthusiasm for trips to our much-loved seaside areas – and help boost the £4bn that tourism generates for coastal communities every year.
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Coastal Communities Minister Mark Francois said:
“Across our Great British Coast we’ve got heritage hooks to be proud of, but some of these places need some tender, loving, care.
“That’s why over the past year we’ve invested £3.7m to get them back into ship-shape and now 15 more brilliant British attractions will be buoyed up by work to restore them to their former glory.
“This country has sight-seeing gems that are a match for anywhere in the world and I’d urge people to take a trip down to the seaside to discover them.”