Diamond Jubilee facelift for Budleigh seafront shelter

A seafront shelter saved from development is in line for a facelift to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The town council revealed this week it has been given �1,000 by a resident to fund restoration work of the shelter adjacent to the Longboat Caf�.

This week, the members met behind closed doors to discuss the possibility of taking over the responsibility of the shelter from East Devon District Council.

Budleigh council clerk Jo Vanstone said: “A very generous member of the public has sent �1,000 with the task of doing something with the shelter.”

Until recently, the shelter adjacent to the Longboat Caf� had been incorporated into the plans to redevelop the business.

Now the concrete shelter, with viewing platform, is likely to be adopted by the town council to preserve it for future generations.

Although the press was excluded from Monday’s meeting to discuss the shelter’s future, the Journal understands the town council could long-term lease the shelter from the district council.

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The council this week pledged to spend �1,500 of public cash sprucing up the shelter as part of the town’s Jubilee celebrations.

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