£700k for North Somerset's Great Lakes


£700k Great Lakes investment for North Somerset

The Portishead Lake grounds have suffered from years of underinvestment.

Local Lib Dem councillor Sue Mason recently presented a petition to North Somerset Council, calling for them to dredge the lake at the Portishead Lake Grounds to tackle the mud build-up and protect local wildlife.

There is some new hope for the future of The Portishead Lake Grounds, in the form of a new £700k Great Lakes investment package which will support the transformations of the Portishead Lake Grounds, and the Clevedon and Weston Marine Lakes. 

As part of the recent Council budget, with leadership from Lib Dem Councillors, North Somerset Council have set aside £700 thousand pounds to support improvement projects at three of North Somerset’s much-loved lakes. 

North Somerset Council will work in partnership with Portishead Town Council to draw up a long-term plan and investment strategy for the rejuvenation of The Portishead Lake Grounds, including work on some of the buildings like the boathouse, café, toilets to help transform the area and create a better space for the local community.

Clevedon Marine Lake is incredibly popular, so extra facilities and investment are needed to cope with the number of visitors. North Somerset Council will be working with the local community to create a new vision for the site and invest this portion of the fund.

North Somerset Council will also dredge the Weston marine lake and investigate what other work is needed, which could include upgrading the sluice gates. 

North Somerset Lib Dem councillor Sue Mason said "Investment in our lakes was long overdue - and now, with a new council, our community spaces are getting the investment they deserve."


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