It was absolutely heart wrenching to see the damage the recent storm has caused to the North Jetty. Though I have only been working with the Trust for a less than a year, their dedication and determination to tackle such a large and difficult project has impressed me and something I have been very proud to support. We also have to acknowledge the amount of progress they have made. The encouraging meeting with the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England recently says much about the hard work that has been accomplished.
However we all recognise that Birnbeck remains in private hands which complicates the Trusts and the Council’s efforts. Any building owner though has a responsibility for their property, regardless of the condition it was bought in.