Pledges needed for lake

PUBLISHED: 18:00 16 February 2015

Marine Lake Festival, Clevedon. Events on the lake and salthouse fields. Cadet Section of Clevedon Sailing Club teaching youngsters how to sail.

Marine Lake Festival, Clevedon. Events on the lake and salthouse fields. Cadet Section of Clevedon Sailing Club teaching youngsters how to sail.

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MARLENS, the charity which maintains Clevedon’s historic Marine Lake, is looking to raise £30,000 by local benefactors ‘giving what they can afford.’

More than £4,000 has been pledged to date but MARLENS says it is still a few thousand pounds short of the £1million target required to carry out restoration work at the seafront attraction.

The majority of money that will be used to restore the lake will come from grants, including £800,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as a £50,000 grant from Clevedon Town Council, but MARLENS is looking for more donations which will be used to make the area more attractive to visitors and enable an active programme of waters ports to run year round.

MARLENS wants to raise the money before work on Marine Lake gets underway in April which will see the promenade restored, the sea wall repaired and a new paddling area created.

Donations can be made online at www.marlens.org.uk or cheques, payable to MARLENS, can be sent to Marine Lake Fund, 25 Hill Road, Clevedon, BS21 7NE.


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