Smeaton's Tower to light up for Clap for Carers

    Plymouth City Council

    It will be lit up for the first time since its renovation

    Smeaton's Tower will be lit up for the first time since its restoration this evening (21 May) for Clap for Carers. 

    The tower has been hidden behind a winter coat of scaffolding and sheeting over the winter. The repaint job has now been unveiled as the last of the scaffolding is removed. 

    The contractors had to deal with several major storms and then the COVID-19 lockdown, which meant restrictions on when the team could work.

    The project also included internal work such as painting all handrails, sealing the windows in the lantern and redecorating.

    Councillor Peter Smith, deputy leader of Plymouth City Council said:

    "The tower looks glorious again and I am sure people who come to the Hoe will appreciate how much better it looks. It’s safe to say that Covid-19 has created a lot of uncertainty about when and how the tower will open to the public but we will get there.

    "In the mean time we thought it would be a great gesture to light up the tower on Thursday to show our appreciation of the incredible work of our carers.

    "People who want to enjoy the views on the Hoe and to see the lighthouse should keep to the social distancing guidelines."

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