Have your say on Marine Lake restoration


North Somerset Council is asking for the views of residents following the £1.1m restoration of Marine Lake in Clevedon.

Any comments made will be included in a project report to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) who largely funded the project and will also help the council manage the site in the future.

In June 2014 North Somerset Council was awarded nearly £800,000 from the HLF  towards the restoration and repair of Marine Lake and to fund a two- year programme of activities once the restoration work was finished.
The project included:

  • reinforcing and raising the existing sea wall – a fibre-reinforced concrete inner wall has been installed against the existing sea wall
  • installing a new larger sluice to allow the lake to be managed more effectively
  • the removal of  around 16,000 tonnes of silt providing better access in and around the lake, including a ramp at the west end near Wains Hill, refurbished steps and hand railing, new slipway access at the east end and new surfacing on the lower promenade
  • installing a children’s water play area.

The project  was completed in partnership with MARLENS, Clevedon Town Council, Clevedon Civic Society and other volunteer groups.

The refurbishment received an award from the Institute of Civil Engineers and MARLENS has received the Queens Award for Voluntary Work for their part in the project.

North Somerset Council is now keen to find out what visitors and residents think of the completed project.

People have until midnight on Sunday 19 November to complete the online questionnaire. Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/marinelakeconsultation to have your say.

Anyone wanting the questionnaire in another format should contact Gareth Withers by email (gareth.withers@n-somerset.gov.uk) or by phone on 01934 426 398.