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9:58am 28th November 2014
(Updated 9:58am 28th November 2014)

Pirate FM can reveal some of the towns and villages across Cornwall sharing that storm repair cash.

The government and Council are pumping in nine million pounds after the winter wash-out.

67 places will get a slice of the money.

Now details of work to take place in 32 areas from Bude and Torpoint to Penzance have been announced, including Porthleven.

Local councillor Andrew Wallis wrote: "Cornwall Council has received some very good news today as  DEFRA (administered by the Environment Agency) has awarded the Council £7.547m  to help repair the storm damage from last winter.  This money will be combined the Council's own matched funding of £1.910m. The good news is Porthleven, which was badly affected by the storms will receive some of this money. In total 67 sites will receive some storm damage funding.

"Porthleven will receive £40k from this money to help address the flooding problems along Methleigh Bottoms. For the residents along this road there has been a worry every time there is bad weather will this area flood, and during the storms they were flooded, as they had been in previous years.

 "I am very pleased the Government has listened to the concerns I raised, along with residents and the Council and has awarded this money to address the problems along Methleigh Bottom. I would also like to praise my colleague Edwina Hannaford as the Portfolio Holder and the officers which pressured the Government for this money.

"The good news is work should start on reducing if not completely stopping the flooding in this area very soon. I am just waiting for a schedule of works that will be undertaken. Once I have more details I will let people know."

A spokesperson for Cornwall Council said: "Repairs to coastal areas damaged by the storms which swept across Cornwall earlier this year are continuing, as Cornwall Council focusses attention on a further 32 locations requiring the works.

"The Council was advised in February 2014 that it was able to apply for funding towards the repairs through the Environment Agency's national £230 million pot.

"A significant amount of work was carried out in the aftermath of the storms to make immediate repairs and some of that temporary work is still in place.  

"Now works are to be carried out over the next two months on a further 32 sites, with schemes ranging from £5,000 to £500,000.  

"The coastal defence elements of those schemes must be completed by 31 October and in order to meet this deadline the Council has commissioned an external contractor BMM to support CORMAC in carrying out the works."

Details of the 32 sites are:

Porthcurnick sea wall - £5,000 -Repair to slipway.
Caffa Mill, Fowey - £10,000 - Repointing masonry revetment.
Haylyn Bay - £16,000 - Reinstate slipway and adjacent wingwalls and dune.
Mawgan Porth - £20,000 - Rebuild retaining wall, adjacent highway and supplement / repair gabion dune protection.
Polperro flood wall - £25,000 - Wall repointing below The Warren.
Readymoney, Fowey - £10,000 -Rebuilding masonry walls adjacent slipway / steps.
Portreath harbour Finger Pier - £500,000 - Replace railing, repoint masonry, investigate and repair voids in main structure.
Penzance Chyandour - £170,000 - Rock armour replenishment, rail fencing replacement, culvert hedwall repairs
Penzance Promenade railings - £200,000 - Wall repairs and railing replacement.
Poldhu - £5,000 - Beach reprofiling.
Porthleven - Methleigh Bottoms - £40, 000 - Reconstruction of river training walls.
St Ives - Lambeth Walk - £5,000 - Wall repointing.
St Ives - Pednolva Walk - £5,000 - Wall repointing.
Falmouth - Swanpool - £50,000 - Fill voids in existing structures retaining coast path.
Bude - Crooklets - £50,000 - Cast sea wall protection, recast wall copings, replace railing and repoint walls.
Constantine Bay - £100,000 - Reconstruct end of sea wall, build wall where soft rock eroded between sections of existing sea wall.
Falmouth - Gyllyngvase - £30,000 - Re-instate concrete revetment around drainage pipes on beach draining from Queen Mary road end.
Looe, Hannafore - £100,000 - Replace and resecure coping stones to sea wall, provide rock armour protection to slope at end of Marine Drive.
Newquay-  Fistral - £17,000 - Dune reprofiling.
Newquay - Towan - £437,000 - Reconstruct sea wall beyond aquarium and recast coping along wall length.
Porthleven - £35,000 - Construct sea wall between existing sections where rock has eroded below Mounts Road.
Porthpean - £85,000 - Repair to slipway.
Portwrinkle - £15,000 - Reconstruct sections of harbour walls.
Praa Sands - £120,000 - Provide rock armour on beach to reduce dune erosion east of BeachComber café.
St Ives - Wheal Dream - £75,000 - Provide rock armour to slope beyond Wheal Dream.
St Mawes - sea wall - £120,000 - Repointing sea wall with local reconstruction of parapet along Lower Castle Road.
St Mawes - Summers Beach - £12,000 - Reconstruction and repointing of steps.
Torpoint - £30,000 - Reconstruction and repointing of low wall retaining Marine Drive.
Trevone - £240,000 - Construction of walls between existing sections where rock has eroded, provision of concrete toe protection to wall. All work to the south of the main beach.
Gorran Haven - £75,000 - Repointing and provision of toe protection to sea wall by cafe.
Talland Bay - £50,000 - Toe protection and slope stabilisation, retaining coast path.

9:58am 28th November 2014

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