Coastal Communities Fund Project
The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) aims to encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs.
The Vale of Glamorgan council have been awarded a Coastal Communities grant through its rural economic development department, Creative Rural Communities.
Through this grant, The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be ‘maximising the employment potential of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast’ by encouraging the development of new businesses and supporting existing businesses along the coastline, as well as making capital improvements in the area. Here is a quick summary of some of the project outcomes and activity to date.
Slipway at Dunraven Bay
The planned improvements to the slipway at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown took place between October and November 2015 and the improved slipway is now open for use which will enable full public access to the beach. As part of these access improvements, beach wheelchairs will also be available for the use on the slipway & the beach in the New Year. If you would like to obtain a beach wheelchair to use whilst visiting the beach, they can be collected from the Heritage Coast Centre.
Coming Soon - Commercial Storage Units
Five new storage units are being created adjacent to the Heritage Coast Centre at Dunraven Bay to encourage local businesses and activity providers to use the coast as a base for their business. Available from Spring 2016, please contact us for details.
Artist Howard Bowcott has been commissioned to create four large scale sculptures to mark the entry points to the Heritage Coast at Ogmore by Sea, St Brides Major, Llantwit Major and Gileston/St Athan. Public consultations have taken place and the final designs are currently being prepared.
For further information about the Big Lottery Coastal Communities Fund, please visit the Big Lottery Fund website.
Are you an existing Glamorgan Heritage Coast business or do you want to set up along the Glamorgan Heritage coast? Do you need some help and advice? Through the Coastal Communities funded project we have an officer in place to help and support existing and new Glamorgan Heritage Coast businesses.
Want to know more?
If you're interested in the project, are a Glamorgan Heritage Coast business and would like some support, or just want to know more about it, please contact Creative Rural Communities.