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Kingsand clock tower suffers more damage in Valentine's day storm

By CMChloe  |  Posted: February 16, 2014

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Kingsand clock tower suffers more damage in Valentine's day storm

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A Kingsand landmark which was “condemned” by structural engineers suffered more damage during the Valentine’s Day storm.

The iconic clock tower was lashed by waves and strong winds on Friday causing another hole to form in the building which has already been weakened by previous storms in January.

The damage along the base of the Grade II listed building, which is adjacent to The Institute, has renewed fears that it could collapse.

Trustees of the Institute have been working hard over the weekend to look at ways that the historic building could be repaired.

Sheryll Murray, MP for South East Cornwall, said the community has pulled together in this challenging time.

“There’s been more damage but it is still standing. [Builders on site] were hoping to get concrete sprayed into the foundations.

“One thing that is very clear is that a lot of properties have suffered further damage. While there is emphasis on the clock tower because of its historical connection in the community, it is important to remember family homes that have also been affected.

“I know that the community spirit is very strong, I just can’t praise the local community enough.”

Mrs Murray said she would be talking with representatives from the Department of Communities and Local Government on Monday to find out more about funding for the area which PM David Cameron mentioned on his recent trip to the county.

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