The campaign to save Bude’s Storm Tower, Compass Point, has so far attracted 16% of funding on its Crowdfunder site.
This morning, the amount pledged stood at £8,376.
The Storm Tower is in serious danger due to ongoing coastal erosion of the Compass Point cliffs below, if left untouched the elements will claim the tower and this local landmark will be lost forever.
With the estimated cost totalling £350,000 raising the funds to move the Storm Tower must start in earnest, Cornwall Council have pledged £50,000 towards the project with Bude-Stratton Town Council initiating a crowd funding campaign to raise up to £75,000 as well as matching pound for pound up to £25,000. The Town Council has also agreed to make an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the remaining amount required.
If both the Heritage Lottery Fund application and crowd funding campaign are successful, work on moving the Grade II listed building can start to take place. However, time is of the essence, as the cliff continues to erode below and makes the land around the Storm Tower less stable, work to preserve it from an untimely fall into the sea is harder to undertake.
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