LUNDY will be open to visitors this summer, as usual. The first phase of work to repair and stabilise the island s only access road has been completed, thanks to a generous response to its appeal for funding. Fears that the steep cliffside road might have

LUNDY will be open to visitors this summer, as usual. The first phase of work to repair and stabilise the island's only access road has been completed, thanks to a generous response to its appeal for funding.Fears that the steep cliffside road might have to be closed because of damage by coastal erosion resulted in the launch of a £250,000 appeal.Donations amounting to £138,000 have enabled completion of work to secure two stretches of road most at risk and ensure a start on phase two, which will begin as soon as the necessary permissions have been granted. These repairs will temporarily halt at the end of June for the summer season, and then continue from October, assuming the remaining funding has been secured. Derek Green, Lundy's general manager, said: "I'd like to send a big thank-you to all who have helped and contributed to this very worthwhile project. Funds raised to date will help us to continue to take the project to phase two. Come the autumn we will be fundraising again to complete the project. Should anyone wish to help with this, please contact us - any help will be greatly appreciated."Contact Derek on (01237) 423233, e-mail admin@lundyisland.co.uk or write to Derek Green, Lundy Road Appeal, Lundy Island EX39 2LY.