Nearly a year ago I wrote about some replacement railings that Cornwall Council planned to install in Newlyn. Here……
On Friday, I received an e-mail from the contractor stating that following my intervention they had carried out discussions with local environmental groups and councillors, and that they now had a large amount of information and useful input, including images of railings historically used in Newlyn. These have been invaluable in helping to select a more suitable railing system.
Not only are the proposed railings more suitable for the location, but they are manufactured locally. This will ensure that they are both readily available if damaged, and, are fabricated using local Cornish labour.
The new railings will look something like the ones pictured below, from the same manufacturer. Although, the photograph shows a three rail system it does gives a good idea of the appearance. The proposed system for Newlyn will only have two rails with the lower rail being closer to mid-height.
I would like to thank the contractor and Cornwall Council for listening to the people of Newlyn and working to a solution that achieves the highways requirement, but also retains the historic appearance in this area of Newlyn.