BBC Spotlight South West are featuring this story today. Was shown this lunchtime and should be on again this evening on BBC1 after the national news.
and talking of budgets. Have a read of this http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/MPs-say-transport-8216-inequality-8217-hurting/story-21176498-detail/story.html and this http://www.51m.co.uk/south-west-wont-even-get-hs2-hand-me-downs-rail-boss-told/
Well I feel sure I am not the only one to have been making noises both publicly and privately for the need for any long term resilience work, whether sea wall improvement or breakwater or both, to have secondary functions aiding the tourist economy as well as the primary function of protection the railway from the sea.
Letter to AMM from Network Rail dated 1st April. Therefore predated the ICE lecture which took place early May. Totally agree local people need to be involved in final decision as to how the sea is kept at bay (sorry, terrible pun). The seawall walk is integral part of Dawlish's USP. For the seawall to lose its seaviews for those walking along it would be a terrible, terrible blow not only ...
@Clive - do you know who comprises the 'stakeholders'?
click on this https://www.facebook.com/rockpoolcafedawlish for latest info concerning rebuild.
Seems there's a fund been set up http://www.gofundme.com/8svsc8 So........how can those of us who don't have fb accounts contribute?
From today's Dawlish Gazette http://www.dawlishnewspapers.co.uk/news.cfm?id=14220&headline=Destroyed
@Clive - think it's something like £33,000 per year fees for eton (but that's just the basics - don't forget to add in the extras such as music and various sports tuition) and similar amount per year cost to keep someone in prison.