Grant gives £50,000 boost for Lydney Harbour
Following Lydney Coastal Community Team’s successful application to the government’s Coastal Revival Fund last summer, Forest of Dean District Council will now receive £50,000 towards the repair and refurbishment of the historic sea gates at Lydney Harbour.
It is hoped that, when combined with other partner funds, work will be able to begin later this year to repair the outer sea gates as part of the ongoing improvements and regeneration taking place in the local area.
Sarah Evans, Commodore at Lydney Yacht Club said, “On behalf of Lydney Yacht Club, we are delighted to hear that the Coastal Community Team’s bid has been successful. Having the gates repaired will enable the club to move forward and, once again, welcome the many visitors that sail up the Channel to spend time in the beautiful harbour. We are a unique yacht club, offering an interesting historical past.
“In addition, this will provide the local community with an opportunity to enjoy a working harbour and watch the boats coming in and out which often draws a crowd.
“Finally I would like to convey our thanks to the Forest of Dean District Council for all they have done to make this happen.”
The funding has been given under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003.