Ranger to be appointed for Marine Lake

PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 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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A ranger is set to be appointed by North Somerset Council to ensure that visitors to Clevedon’s Marine Lake are kept safe and happy.

The historic lake in the town is due to undergo major renovation work from April until August and one of the ranger’s roles will be to train a volunteer workforce to greet visitors and answer any questions they may have about the project.

Joe Norman, chairman of Marlens, said: “This is an important step in getting the community using and supporting Marine Lake, so it is critical to get the right person. It would be great to have someone local who knows and loves the lake.

“The ranger will be there to talk to people, help visitors, support educational and other organised activities and help to ensure there is no antisocial behaviour.

“This person will make such a difference to how people interact with the lake, literally bringing it to life.”

Marlens estimates that 400,000 people walk along Clevedon’s seafront each year, with that figure expected to rise due to plans for a programme of water sports and further Marine Lake improvements scheduled for 2016.

Anyone who would like to know more about the renovation of Marine Lake or get involved in this community project can contact info@marlens.org.uk


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