Access to Cornish surfing beach improved in time for summer
A £10,000 project to replace old wooden steps with 65 new granite steps and carry out drainage work has recently been completed on a section of the South West Coast Path at Travaunance Cove,
near St Agnes, in north Cornwall. The scenic Trevaunance Cove is a much-loved family beach, which is also popular with surfers, and the new steps will benefit walkers old and young at the busiest time of year.
Funding support came from a host of local organisations including the St Agnes Local Improvement Committee, St Agnes Parish Council, Cornwall Council Community Fund, the Driftwood Spars pub and South West Coast Path Association, as well as from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), with Cornwall Council Countryside Service and Cormac Solutions Ltd arranging the works and managing the contract.
Steve Church, Secretary of the South West Coast Path Association, said: “The SWCPA is delighted to have joined with local funders to bring about an improvement to the Coast Path at Trevaunance Cove. The resulting superb new path will help Coast Path walkers and local residents enjoy the magnificent coastline here much more easily and open it up to a wider range of users. I am sure our members will be happy to see the Association's funds used to bring about such benefits."
Councillor Les Donnithorne said: “I was pleased to be in a situation to use monies from my Community Grant Fund to assist in the financing of the improvements to the South West Coast Footpath at Trevaunance Cove. The work carried out will certainly improve access and make it much more acceptable for walkers, especially for younger individuals and those with limited mobility.”
Louise Tresader, from the Driftwood Spars pub in St Agnes, added: “The Driftwood Spars is really pleased to be able to support the work on the South West Coast Path, which is essential to our business. It has made walking much safer and access to the pub is now enhanced. “
Caption: front row, from left: Penny Hodgson- Cormac Ranger; Jacky Donnithorne. Back row, from left: Peter Roberts, St Agnes Local Improvement Committee; Colin Hargreaves, manager of Driftwood Spars Pub; Councillor Jim Noonan, St Agnes Parish Council; Steve Church, secretary SWCP association; Councillor Eugene Hope, Chairman of St Agnes Parish council; Beryl Thomas, Chairman of St Agnes Local Improvement Committeee; Councillor Les Donnithorne, Local Cornwall Councillor, funder through Cornwall Council Community Fund; John Slater SWCP team
Published on: July 27, 2012