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Changing Rooms boosts Boscastle
Two people airlifted to safety in Boscastle
Floodwaters ripped through Boscastle on 16 august
A popular television series is in Cornwall this week helping to restore Boscastle after the August floods.

The restaurant of the Wellington Hotel is being refurbished by the BBC's Changing Rooms team.

The crew is also doing work on several other properties for a one-hour special to be shown at Christmas.

The presenter, Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen, who has a home in Port Isaac, said he was delighted to play a part in the restoration of the village.

'Morale booster'

He said: "It's not going to be a make-over, these are long-term design solutions.

"We're not just patching it up with sticky-backed plastic with MDF and yoghurt pots."
Laurence Llewellyn Bowen
Laurence Llewellyn Bowen has a home in Port Isaac

He said the teams would not be constrained by the usual Changing Rooms budget.

He said: "I cannot tell you how generous companies have been.

"Local, national and companies have been queuing up to donate stuff."

The hotel's general manager, Suzanne Harari, says the involvement of the team is a great morale booster.

"Since 16 August things couldn't have got any worse," she said.

"When Changing Rooms said they would do our restaurant it's just a fantastic bit of progress that we don't have to worry and stress over.

"It's all been taken care of."


SEE ALSO:
Flood victims return to Boscastle
26 Oct 04  |  Cornwall
Flood villagers "not forgotten"
16 Sep 04  |  Cornwall
Boscastle time capsule discovery
11 Sep 04  |  Cornwall
Minister pledges help to village
07 Sep 04  |  Cornwall
Flood-hit coast path to reopen
03 Sep 04  |  Cornwall
Flood boat turns up 80 miles away
02 Sep 04  |  South East Wales
Flood villagers return to homes
19 Aug 04  |  Cornwall


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