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Heritage Lottery funding for Clevedon Pier

£720,000 has been allocated in Heritage Lottery funding Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

As the only intact Grade I listed pier in England, Clevedon Pier is of immense heritage importance and much-loved by the local community.

HLF’s funding will enable the Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust to create a sustainable future for the pier ensuring its survival for the next hundred years.

A much-needed new visitor space will be created and used for community events, workshops and learning activities and will also include a café and toilet facilities, helping the Pier become a first-class heritage attraction once again.

These improvements will also boost visitor numbers and contribute to the local economy.

Heritage Lottery funding for Suspension Bridge

£595,000 has been allocated towards new projects Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

HLF’s £595,000 grant will enable the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust to open up the bridge’s unique history to a much wider audience in time for the 150th anniversary of the bridge’s completion in 2014.

A new learning centre will be built, on the North Somerset side of the bridge, and will provide space for schools and community groups to meet and learn.

Heritage funding for Suspension Bridge and Clevedon Pier

The iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and Clevedon Pier, have each received Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grants of £595,000 and £720,000.

HLF’s grant will enable the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust to open up the bridge’s unique history to a much wider audience in time for the 150th anniversary of the bridge’s completion in 2014.

Pans for Clevedon Pier include is vastly improving the visitor facilities on site and increasing learning and volunteering opportunities for local people.

Read the full press release here.