Whitehaven Harbour repair work begins

Work us beginning to repair storm damage to Whitehaven Harbour. The structure, part of which is an ancient monument, was badly damaged by huge waves and winds of up to 100 miles per hour in December.

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£324,000 funding secured for repair work

Copeland Borough Council, the Environment Agency and the Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners have secured £324,000 to repair storm damage to flood defences at Whitehaven Harbour.

On Thursday 5 December a severe storm coupled with one of the highest spring tides of the year caused unprecedented structural damage to the harbour and in particular to the Old Quay, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Repairs to the structure are urgent as additional storms would create further damage to an already weakened structure, compromising the towns flood defence system.

“The money was secured from the £130 million emergency funding announced by the Government to aid the flood relief effort and repair damaged flood defences.”

– Craig Cowperthwaite, Environment Agency

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