Save our Storm Tower

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.

There are other incentives to contribute.

Pledge the following and receive:

£150 or more

18 of 100 claimed

Framed Print of the Storm Tower design

A framed and individually numbered limited edition print of the architect Wightwick’s original designs for the Storm Tower from 1835. Limited print run available to the first 100 to donate £150 to the crowd funding campaign. This is a very special item to be treasured and will give a wonderful and lasting reminder of your connection to Bude and your support to Save Our Stormtower.

£10 or more

Your name in the roll of honour on BSTC website

There will be a page on the Bude Stratton Town Council website updating progress on the relocation project. Within this will be a ‘roll of honour’, where every donation over £10 will be marked by your name being featured. The web page will remain live for the duration of the project and will be a great way to look in on the project and and track progress made.

£30 or more

12 of 500 claimed

Greetings card signed by the Mayor of Bude

A personally signed thank you card from the Mayor of Bude. this features a fantastic image of the Stormtower at night, illuminated against a backdrop of dramatic cliffs and ‘the dishes’ in the far distance. The image is somewhat reminiscent of the Van Gogh Starry Night series. This is something you’ll want to frame and keep as a personal memento of your gift to the project. Reproduction rights have been kindly donated by Kernwall Photography.

£400 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A deluxe valet for your car from Suds Law

Give your car a super treat. Taryn and Kev of Suds Law have generously offered a Deluxe Valet. This is the absolute top end treatment for your pride and joy which will be given real care and attention to detail. Offering the ultimate level of quality and care for the vehicle, it includes each service included in the full valet, with an additional protective sealant bundle and the application of Liquid Crystal six month GTechniq protection.

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