3. Teignmouth Fish Quay
We have worked with a range of partners to regenerate the Fish Quay at Gales Hill, something that will boost the livelihoods of local fishermen and shore-dependent jobs, retain the important fishing heritage and encourage more visitors with new, modern recreational facilities for passenger boats.
The old wooden jetty has been replaced with a new pontoon and equipment that makes it much easier and quicker for fishermen to process their catches. There are improved, modern landing facilities for better handling and a quicker turnaround for local boats, new and direct access for vehicles so the catch can be brought to market quicker and in better condition, ice making equipment, a small davit crane and washing areas for fishermen.
It also allows charter vessels to access the quay more easily meaning they can bring more people into the town by boat to enjoy Teignmouth's beaches, shops and many tourist attractions.
The opening marks a new beginning for the quay that has been made possible by a range of partners working together to fund and deliver the complex project on time and within budget.
Teignbridge invested £232,000 with technical expertise, resources and ongoing assistance and has supported the Teign Fishermen and Watermen's Community Interest Company to progress the redevelopment.
Devon County Council funded £450,000 from its Invest in Devon fund and the European Fisheries Fund provided £443,000 administered in the UK through the Marine Management Organisation.