Boscombe Artificial Reef shoots over budget

Due to be completed last autumn, work on the Boscombe Artificial Reef had to be put on hold until spring due to unworkable winter surf and weather conditions and as a result the total expense of the project is now estimated to reach the £3m mark, then costing up to £100,000 a year to maintain. As quoted in the Guardian, a Tory councillor Basil Ratcliffe said: “Someone should be given the bullet over this … these are big sums that could have been spent on something else.”

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