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Work started last winter on the walls leading down into Parkmill – a project which had begun under Ilston Community Council with Rural Development Partnership funding. Wall repairs have continued with Gower Society funding. There is still much work to be completed and work will restart in the winter. This will have increased costs because traffic will need to be light-controlled in order to allow the masons to work safely. So watch the extension of repairs as the months go on.

Work (with considerable Society financial input) has also begun on the restoration of the Coastguard Lookout building overlooking the causeway at Worms Head, Rhossili. The National Trust owns this building and currently leases it to the National Coastwatch Institution. The intention is that the end result will be an appearance much closer to its original state. For example, cement mortar will be replaced with lime mortar, asbestos roof sheeting will be removed and replaced with natural slate, with removal of plastic cladding, Upvc guttering/drainpipes etc. This is a much-visited location and we are sure that both locals and visitors will appreciate the improvement when the work is completed.

Several other projects are under consideration and it is hoped to start on these as soon as possible.

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