Seahouses Pier to get major overhaul

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image captionSeahouses pier will be "re-skinned" over the summer months

A pier which has only "10 to 15 years of useable life left in it" is to get a major overhaul.

Exposure to the elements and constant buffeting by the sea has left the structure at Seahouses in a poor condition.

Northumberland County Council said the rate of deterioration meant regular maintenance alone was not sufficient.

It will be "re-skinned" during a £3m restoration programme running from April to September.

A drop-in event is being held at Seahouses Community Centre so local people can find out more about the project.

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image captionFishing and tourism boats will still be able to use the harbour during the work

Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services, said: "Seahouses Pier is an iconic landmark and a vital piece of infrastructure for businesses and tourists.

"I want to reassure everyone we'll be doing all we can to minimise disruption throughout this vital work."

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