Graham Stuart MP celebrates £48,600 investment for Withernsea’s Pier Towers
The money is part of a £1 million pot called the ‘Coastal Revival Fund’ which has been made available by the Government to help coastal communities revive important local heritage sites such as Withernsea’s Two Pier Towers.
The announcement was made by Jake Berry MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse whilst on a visit to the area to look at the effects of coastal erosion.
Graham Stuart MP for Beverley and Holderness commented: “I am delighted this money has been awarded to Withernsea’s Pier Towers project.
“It is so important that we as a nation look after and invest in our heritage sites such as the Pier Towers; we must preserve our historic landmarks.
“The money will restore the important towers to their former glory and preserve them for future generations whilst also helping them reach their full economic potential with local community groups being able to use the renovated space.
“I want to congratulate the local community and all those who worked on the bid for their achievement; it is truly a fantastic result for the community.
“It was made even more special by Withernsea being the chosen spot for the Minister’s wider national £1 million funding announcement.
“Withernsea is a fabulous place for people to visit and I am sure this investment will help attract more people to the area and conserve this local heritage site”.
Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry MP commented: “It’s fantastic to be able to kick start the restoration of 25 important sites up and down our Great British coastline.
“From Whitehaven to Weymouth, we’re saving some of the nation’s most cherished coastal heritage assets and landmarks from falling into disrepair. The Coastal Revival Fund also helps regenerate our coastal communities and support them to grow by bringing these sites back to life and making them the focal points of their communities once more.
“It’s all part of our plan to invest nearly a quarter of a billion pounds in our seaside areas by 2020, providing thousands of jobs, training places and opportunities up and down the Great British Coast.”
- Minister Jake Berry MP, Graham Stuart MP and ERYC Cllr Dave Tucker (South East Holderness ward) at the announcement – Picture credited to Nicola Watson of the Holderness Gazette
Nov 29th, 2018