£40,000 to drain marine lake
CLEVEDON'S Marine Lake is to be drained to allow a detailed assessment of the leaking sea wall.
The lake will be drained between Sunday and March 11, for a detailed marine engineering assessment of the sea wall.
The work, costing £40,000, has been funded via a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund.
The bid was put together by North Somerset Council along with Clevedon Town Council, the Marine Lake Enthusiasts Society and Clevedon Civic Society.
As well as the survey, the cash will be used to develop a comprehensive business plan for repairs to the wall.
A grant of £350,000 will be sought from the HLF at the next stage of the funding process.
This will be used to carry out the repairs to the sea wall and to develop educational activities to help people understand the history of this beautiful location.
The assessment work can only be carried out by draining the lake and MARLENs will also be taking advantage of this to carry out other maintenance work, including dredging the lake and removing litter.
North Somerset Council executive member for parks and open spaces, Peter Bryant, apologised for any inconvenience but said the work was "essential".