Council To Improve Coronation Shelter

The Council is to spend £10,000 from the Community Safety Partnership budget improving the Coronation Shelter on the Strand.

Chairman Mike Hicks says he received a number of complaints from islander about the state of the building during the Council’s open day in the summer.

He told Councillors that the building was in a “tired and unloved state” and work was to be done to repair the broken windows with safety glass and upgrade the building.

George Pearson, the Town Hall press officer, says the work has been put out to tender and officers are receiving submissions from local, islands-based contractors.

The roof will be repaired and the builder will also install low-power solar lighting in the shelter.



6 Responses to Council To Improve Coronation Shelter

  1. dave December 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Well i hope it goes to locals this time , too many jobs going to mainland firms over here when theres a recession on you should keep the money on the island . and it won’t take 10,000 to put it right cos we could do it for min of 3000 but hey we have’nt be ask to tender !!!

  2. Bav December 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Save money. Tear it down

    • George Kershaw December 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      My grandad built or helped to biuild the shelter and it also is an important navigational mark, hence the white stripe on its roof..
      Therefore it should definately stay and a renovation is long overdue..many times on wet summer days the shelter proves its worth,I often see it full up with people sheltering from bad weather

      • Bav December 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

        True, and I often see it full of drunks after kicking out time

        • George Kershaw December 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm

          Lol I may have sheltered there briefly one night after one to many a few years ago!

          • Bav December 9, 2011 at 8:42 am

            See! It’s the snoring from there that keeps my mum awake!