Soggy summer and T4 leave lawns a mess
PARTS of Weston-super-Mare's Beach Lawns have been left a muddy quagmire following the annual T4 on the Beach concert.
The area of lawn between the putting green and the junction with Clarence Park Road has been churned up with trenches full of rainwater since the concert on July 1.
The area was used to set up a stage, with lorries and other vehicles parked on and around the area.
As a result the lawns could be out of action for the next three months.
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The televised concert, which celebrated its tenth year in 2012, saw nearly 45,000 music fans pack into the resort, many of them bringing business to local camp sites, shops, restaurants and bars.
North Somerset Council said some repairs would be made to the lawns in the short term but full restoration was unlikely to take place until after October's motorcycle beach race.
Council spokesman, Nick Yates, said: "Some areas of the beach lawns have been churned up due to vehicles going in and out. The entrance and exit areas which we have reinforced with under soil matting have not been badly affected.
"We will be carrying out some work to repair the damage with any remaining work being done after the beach race in October.
"We did realise that some damage was likely following the wettest June on record - the damage is superficial and looks worse than it is."
He added the event worth £3 million to the local economy.
T4 said the event was a great success and it was working collectively with the council to make the necessary minimal repairs to the site.