Community could win £25,000 for new tidal pool through Aviva Community Fund

An Ilfracombe man has entered a national contest to try and win votes to get £25,000 for a new tidal pool on Hele Beach.

Kingsley Jackson has submitted his bid to the Aviva Community Fund and is hoping people will support the bid by voting for it throughout the month of May on the insurance giant’s website.

“I brought my six children up in Ilfracombe, and every summer our children, many local kids and of course holidaymakers, had so much fun in the beach pool,” he said.

“It became in a state of disrepair, and was eventually broken up by the tides, so to have a brand new pool built would benefit so many.”

To vote for the Hele project, go to