Monday, 8 May 2006

Sea front shelters enjoy a facelift

Liberal Democrat Councillors Irene Curr and Josie Crawford do love to be beside the seaside - even more so now that their favourite seafront shelters have been given a facelift.

Sadly, vandals had wrecked havoc on the three Esplanade shelters, smashing windows, breaking panels and daubing the structures with graffiti.

Now thanks to funding from both the Council's Redcar Area Environment Committee and the Council's highways partner, Alfred McAlpine, the shelters are gleaming again.

Councillor Curr, the Committee's chair and, along with Councillor Crawford a Coatham ward councillor, said: "I think they look lovely. They looked really unloved with all the vandalism - now I'm really pleased they're back looking as good as new."

The Council's Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Development and Infrastructure Councillor Eric Empson praised the five weeks work and said: "They're an asset to the town again. What could be nicer than looking out to sea in comfort and pleasant surroundings."

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