It was announced today that planning permission has been granted to replace St. Ives lighthouse with a 50 foot seagull statue.
The town has secured two million pounds of E.U. funding for the project.
St. Ives Task Manager, Mark Odgers said “We were lucky to receive this money, it was the last allocation of funds from the European Union after the Brexit vote. With technology these days, lighthouses aren’t really needed and to be honest, we were getting a bit bored of staring at it everyday and decided a change was needed. We had a private meeting and agreed it should be replaced by a statue of a gul. They are lovely birds and a big part of the town. We can’t wait to see new paintings of the harbour once the statue is complete!”
Work will begin next week and will be finished by the end of September.