Funding for Lydney Harbour
£2.1 million has been allocated from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund to regenerate Lydney Harbour. The fund helps to develop and improve local attractions, create jobs and promote socio-economic growth in Coastal Communities. The money will be used to enhance Lydney Harbour and surrounding areas.
The ‘Destination Lydney Harbour’ project will create safe, attractive transport routes into the harbour and develop the area as a recreation and tourism destination. This includes improved signage, a new public art installation and an arts-based walking trail. Existing buildings will be upgraded with new toilets, a heritage information point and a new café. Mooring and seating points will be installed and improvements made to cycle routes, highway and station approaches and canal and harbour docks. Also planned is a community rowing boat building project.
The bid was submitted at the end of January 2019 and funding was finally confirmed in September.