Island Landmarks To Receive Tens Of Thousands Of Pounds

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Two of the Island’s landmarks are set to benefit from thousands of pounds of government money.

Appley Tower in Ryde and a golf course in Sandown will receive over £40,000 of the almost £1m share being given to 23 coastal projects nationwide by the government’s Coastal Revival Fund.

£30,000 is going to a project in Sandown, which will revitalise the UK’s first Henry Cotton-designed 1930s public golf course.

The money is also going towards further work at a former ice-cream factory which has been repurposed as a hub for environmental science, according to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government who has written to the Island’s MP.

Bob Seely was told by MP James Brokenshire:

“Investment in coastal communities is vital to create jobs, investment and visitors to our island. I welcome government grants for these two projects and I hope this support will see them achieved.

It is important ministers recognise the uniqueness and the challenges of being beside the sea and that they continue to invest so our coastal communities can meet those challenges and thrive.”

The Appley Tower Feasibility Study submitted by Ryde Coastal Community Team will receive £12,690 with the aim to bring it back into public use.