Council welcomes coastal community funding

04 Apr 2017

Northumberland County Council has welcomed funding to two coastal communities totalling nearly £3m.

Government funding was announced this week of a £2 million grant towards a £2.49 million project led by Berwick Harbour Commission.
The scheme will improve and repair Tweed Dock, jetty and groyne, to secure the long term future of the Port of Berwick.  

Further down the coast, Blyth Harbour Commission secured an £800,000 grant towards a £1.44 million project to build and fit out a training facility in the Port of Blyth.

The facility will train people in the construction of turbines and the loading and securing of turbines and subsea equipment on land and onto a waterborne supply vessel.  

Both projects are supported by the local Coastal Community Team.

County Council Chief Executive Steven Mason said: “Northumberland has a number of thriving ports, generating millions of pounds trade for the local economy.

“It is essential these facilities continue to move with the times and are fit for the 21st Century, both in terms of infrastructure and the services they offer.

“This funding will greatly help the ambitious plans of both Blyth and Berwick and help ensure the county’s economy continues to flourish.