VIDEO: Repair funds agreed for Bucks Mills slipway

10:47 23 April 2014

The slipway was completely destroyed by the waves in February.

The slipway was completely destroyed by the waves in February.

Archant

Torridge agrees to pledge £85,000 for repairs after storm damage, subject to further funding applications.

The huge waves blasted a giant hole in the sea wall in February.The huge waves blasted a giant hole in the sea wall in February.

THE storm damaged slipway at Bucks Mills could be fixed using £85,000 from Torridge District Council.

In its capital budget report, the council’s community and resources committee agreed Torridge would fund the repairs subject to further funding applications.

The slipway at the fishing hamlet was completely destroyed by the huge spring tides in February leaving the beach inaccessible.

Council leader Philip Collins visited the site earlier this month and said the council is working closely with the local community and parish council.

He said: “The community and resources committee last Monday approved the capital budget for Bucks Mills to be repaired subject to investigation of external funding streams with the Environment Agency, Coastal Communities, FLAG (Fisheries local action group) and other possible sources of funding, including the private sector.

“We have had meetings with a contractor this week to arrange for safe temporary beach access over the summer holidays, and we are hoping to agree this shortly.”

Temporary repairs were completed earlier this year with the costs partially met by Woolsery Parish Counci and Parkham Parish Council.

Each council funded £500 each, alongside donations from district and county councillors.

Parish councillors, the Bucks Cross Village Hall trustees and local people have also pledged funds as well as carrying out repairs.

It is anticipated that temporary repairs will be in place for the summer season.

Other News Stories

Coopers Jewellery in Barnstaple High Street

Man will appear before magistrates this morning in connection with Barnstaple incident

Read more
LÉ James Joyce speeds away from Appledore. Picture: Sarah Howells

Gazette reporter Sarah Howells joined the pilot boat on the River Torridge to wave LÉ James Joyce on her way to Ireland this morning (Thursday).

Read more
How the Brunswick Wharf development could look.

Development in Bideford is unanimously approved by councillors after new marina report was submitted.

Read more
16:29
The puma kittens make their first public appearance. Picture: John Hammond

Cute cats make an early first appearance to enjoy the summer sunshine

Read more

Two men from Combe Martin will appear at North Devon Magistrates’ Court over New Year’s Day assault.

Read more
08:00
An appeal has been launched to repair the roof at South Molton's St Mary Magdalene Church. Picture: Submitted

Church council launches fundraising appeal and calls for ‘hearts and minds’ to save church.

Read more
07:00
Picture: Dave Webb

Otter numbers are rising but vehicles remained the animals’ biggest threat, say conservationists.

Read more
Brunswick Wharf in Bideford.

‘Technical anomolies’ in report means Brunswick Wharf application for Bideford remains undecided as it heads to plans committee again today (Thursday).

Read more
Yesterday, 14:21
Former classmates of Barnstaple Girls' Grammar School got together for a joint 70th birthday reunion in Barnstaple on Saturday. Picture: Andy Keeble

Former pupils from all over the world back in town after half a century to share memories of school days – including brown knickers!

Read more
Yesterday, 13:38
How the extension to Atlantic Village is proposed to look.

Bideford shopping centre has applied for extension of time for plans to almost double in size.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder