Regeneration decades overdue

AS A Knightstone resident who has seen the vast amount of work and effort that has gone into this project since its earliest day, I really must take issue with the various comments

AS A Knightstone resident who has seen the vast amount of work and effort that has gone into this project since its earliest day, I really must take issue with the various comments voiced in recent weeks. The lake was drained to allow safety works to be done including putting up signage, perhaps to prevent the idiots, including families with pushchairs, who put their lives and those of others at risk by trying to cross the walkway when it is underwater. There has been vandalism by groups of youths who gather on the walkway and whose general behaviour and appalling language is an affront to everyone else who wants to use this facility.The attempts to remove the mud have been significantly affected by major storms this winter and by complaints from the general public about the noise during the dredging operation. The contents of the lake are being returned to where they came from i.e., the sea. The sand for the beach was also lost during the storms. That is what happens in a coastal area. The regeneration of the Weston seafront including the Tropicana is decades overdue and Knightstone Island and the Marine Lake are but the start of this process. However, unless the residents of Weston treat these new facilities with respect, be they youth, skateboarders, fishermen, motorists et al, and the authorities start to monitor the behaviour of these groups, the attempts to put life and prosperity back into the seafront will fail yet again.NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED


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