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rydeharbourseawallcollapseRyde Harbour, which has recently been awarded a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor, is set to benefit from nearly £30,000 of funding from the Department of Transport Fund following damage sustained during the winter. 

A total of £29,455 has been awarded to the Council-run harbour to repair paving and concrete walls after the Harbour took the brunt of this winter’s storms, which caused part of the harbour outer wall to collapse.

Secretary of state for transport Patrick McLoughlin said:

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“Our small ports are vital to the livelihoods of the communities they serve and are the lifeblood of the local economy.

“The government has already provided significant funding to reverse the damage caused by an exceptionally wet and windy winter. I want to see this additional money help the recovery in these coastal towns.

“The Small Ports Fund is in addition to £200 million already provided by the government to help fix roads, railways and coastal communities hit by the severe winter weather.”

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