Seafront funding bid rejected

A BID for funding to overhaul Clevedon’s seafront has been rejected by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In March, North Somerset Council submitted an outline application for �1million to pay for a scheme aimed at rejuvenating the Victorian seafront from the Marine Lake to Pier Copse.

However, the bid has been unsuccessful and the unitary authority is now waiting for feedback from the Heritage Lottery Fund before deciding the next step to take.

If the council had been awarded the money, it had planned work to make the Marine Lake seawall water tight, improvements to the Pier Copse garden and a refurbishment of the bandstand. The scheme could also have included reopening the children’s paddling pool at Marine Lake and improving access and signs around the whole seafront area.

North Somerset Council is expected to hear this week why the bid failed, which will then allow officers to decide what to do next.

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