Beach huts could grace Marine Lake

PUBLISHED: 04:17 18 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:29 24 May 2010

BEACH huts could soon be seen on Weston's seafront for the first time in the town's history. The new structures could be put up at Marine Lake at the end of this year as part of a review of the North Somerset Council's concessions. The suggestion was made

BEACH huts could soon be seen on Weston's seafront for the first time in the town's history.The new structures could be put up at Marine Lake at the end of this year as part of a review of the North Somerset Council's concessions.The suggestion was made in a report given by Councillor Alan Hockridge at this week's strategic planning and economic development policy and scrutiny panel.Records suggest there have never been any beach huts on Weston's seafront. There were bathing huts opposite the Oxford Street turning and at Marine Lake at the turn of the century. The structures, run by the Burge and Harvey families, were mobile and took people out to sea. The last ones were destroyed in a storm in September 1903.Cllr Hockridge said: "Beach huts are popular in some coastal towns and it would be nice to have them in Weston."There are a number of options as to how the scheme could work. They could be owned by North Somerset Council and leased out or people may be able to buy one and put it up when they get permission."I don't know any more details at the moment, I just think it would be nice to have them.

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