Must be accountable to the public

I VISITED the Marine Lake on the opening day last Saturday and was surprised to see the poor quality of workmanship in places. The concrete ramp surface was poorly finished

I VISITED the Marine Lake on the opening day last Saturday and was surprised to see the poor quality of workmanship in places.The concrete ramp surface was poorly finished and had footprints in it and the hand rails were joined with gaffer tape. Worst of all the causeway at the Knightstone end was leaking like a sieve with water pouring out of some of the joins. There was evidence of several areas of concrete having been replaced with patches. It appears that the contractors have merely 'papered over the cracks' of the original causeway. Even the new surface was uneven with pools of water as before. On Friday evening when the water level was slightly lower than normal, islands of mud could be seen in the lake.I contacted Cllr Elfan ap Rees with my comments and was somewhat surprised at his reply as he said that a 'completely new and higher causeway' had been built and I was to stop 'knocking' all that was being done to Weston. To say that the causeway was completely new is not so as this implies that the old one was demolished and taken away. I have watched the progress of this project over the months and apart from the area where two new sluices have been built the original is still there.On the whole the enhancements to the area are an improvement on what it was like before but what is the point of spending all that money if the work is not done properly?The council and all the other agencies involved must be accountable to the public to see that the money is well spent.MARTIN COLE- Via email


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