Cromer project to benefit from £50,000 government grant

Tidal surge at Cromer pier on Friday 6th December 2013. Picture: (Steve Docwra)

Tidal surge at Cromer pier on Friday 6th December 2013. Picture: (Steve Docwra) - Credit:

Christmas came early for a group in north Norfolk, in the form of a government grant.

The Cromer West prom Art Deco block renovation has been awarded £50,000 under the national Coastal Revival Fund scheme.

The block was severely damaged in the December 2013 storms.

Now the grant will be used by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) to support the renovation and rejuvenation of the Cromer West promenade Art Deco chalet block.

A further grant of £50,000 was also given to the Wells Maltings Trust to develop a landmark heritage, arts and community project in the Grade II former Maltings building in the centre of the coastal community.

NNDC cabinet member for assets, John Rest, said: 'Both the Cromer and Wells projects support the local economy and help create income for the community.

'We appreciate the fact that both of these bids were successful and look forward to the projects proceeding in the new year.'

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The purpose of the Coastal Revival Fund is to help kick-start the revival of at-risk heritage sites that have potential to create opportunities for new businesses and jobs.

It seeks to support communities looking to unlock the economic potential of those hard-to-tackle buildings, facilities and amusements such as piers, lidos and proms.

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