Funding for harbour project

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Work is set to go ahead on the £883k Newquay Harbour Improvements project, it has been confirmed today.

Cornwall Council’s maritime manager, Andy Brigden, has received an official offer letter for over £600k of European Fisheries Fund (EFF), the final piece of paperwork required in order to officially start the Newquay Community Network-led scheme.

Shortly after Easter, construction will begin on The Treffry Centre, the fishermen’s storage facilities (replacing that which burned down in 2009), as well as office and training space for use by the fishing community.

Quayside improvements also form part of the project including new davits, improvements to the landing stage, lighting, signage and the installatioof additional CCTV. Railings will be included on the quay so that visitors can enjoy being part of a busy fishing port without impeding the working fishermen.

Brigden said: “This project is vital to ensure that existing and future fishing businesses and marine related activity is actively encouraged and to grow and attract greater numbers of tourism visitors to the port.

“The success of securing the funding is a testament to all the stakeholders who have worked so well together and to the importance of Newquay Harbour as a working port and the contribution it makes to the local economy.”