Cash to repaint Jacob’s Ladder in EDDC’s next budget?

Jacob's Ladder and the beach beyond towards Lade Foot. Ref shs 18-16SH 0080. Picture: Simon Horn.

Jacob's Ladder and the beach beyond towards Lade Foot. Ref shs 18-16SH 0080. Picture: Simon Horn. - Credit: Archant

The repainting of an iconic feature of Sidmouth’s seafront is among the projects set to be budgeted by East Devon District Council (EDDC) in 2017/18.

Jacob's Ladder view. Ref shs 08-16SH 5780. Picture: Simon Horn

Jacob's Ladder view. Ref shs 08-16SH 5780. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Jacob’s Ladder will also benefit from structural maintenance if the authority green-lights the £16,750 spending allocation.

Wednesday’s (January 11) cabinet agenda lists special items in the draft 2017/18 budget. A report says that, without an inspection every four to six years, access to Jacob’s Laddder could be closed.

There is also an £11,000 allocation to implement beach monitoring recommendations from the authority’s ongoing Sidmouth Beach Management Plan. These include weather monitoring, additional surveys and marking of cross-sections on the sea wall.

Members will consider the budget allocations on Wednesday.

Jacob's Ladder, Sidmouth. Picture: Alex Walton

Jacob's Ladder, Sidmouth. Picture: Alex Walton - Credit: Archant


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