Final railings work underway on seafront

PUBLISHED: 12:38 08 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:45 08 April 2016

Budleigh Salterton mayor Courtney Richards is pictured alongside railings near to Steamer Steps that the Town Council have paid to be repaired and repainted. Ref exb 14-16SH 9443. Picture: Simon Horn

Budleigh Salterton mayor Courtney Richards is pictured alongside railings near to Steamer Steps that the Town Council have paid to be repaired and repainted. Ref exb 14-16SH 9443. Picture: Simon Horn

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Work has begun on the ‘last piece’ of Budleigh Salterton’s seafront fencing after the town council came to the rescue.

Repairs are under way to railings which run from Steamer Steps along the coastal path to the old two-storey shelter.

This will be the last section of fencing that needs repairing after the town council funded similar projects on other parts of the coastal path.

Mayor Courtney Richards said this project was the culmination of a project which had lasted more than five years.

He said: “This is the last piece of work we need to do to get the seafront in good order.

“They are not our (the town council) railings, but I would like to see the town in good order.

“I see the seafront as the jewel in Budleigh Salterton’s crown.”

The project is being funded by the council’s town improvement fund, which is money set aside to keep the town looking beautiful.

The fund has been used in the past to repair notice boards around Budleigh and pay for work on other seafront railings.

Last year, the Coastguard Hill railings, which protect people from the drop down to the path near the Longboat Cafe, were repaired after fears they might be rotting.

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