Work to replace railings at Appledore Quay

Posted on: 10 May 2016

Work to replace the metal railings on Appledore’s historic quay begins on Monday 23 May, and will last for approximately four weeks.

The work is being carried out by Devon County Council contractors SWH and Street Furnishings Limited, who will install a like-for-like replacement of the barriers.

The harbour at Appledore is an important part of the local economy and a vital asset to the village.

It helps to attract thousands of visitors each year to the area and provides a venue for local events including the Appledore Book Festival and Regatta.

The contractors will be working from 8am till 7pm from Monday 23 May for four weeks, weather permitting.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Cllr Stuart Hughes

Highways and Flood Prevention, said:  “I am very pleased to announce a scheme to replace the worn railings on the quay.

“The like-for-like replacement will maintain the character of the village.

“It follows a consultation with local groups. The railing design has  been chosen by the community as the most fitting to compliment the function of the port and beautiful riverside vistas.”

Local county councillor for Northam, Andrew Eastman, said: “I am pleased that after two years and following discussions with the community the railings will be replaced.

“I am very happy with the design and they will enhance Appledore’s magnificent quay.”

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