Beach Lawns access works begin soon

PUBLISHED: 17:30 20 January 2011

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WORK to improve access to the Beach Lawns in Weston begins next week.

The project, which will also help prevent damage to the surface, is costing North Somerset Council £49,000.

It is being funded through section 106 money - cash handed from developers to local authorities as part of some planning agreements.

The council’s deputy leader Councillor Elfan Ap Rees said: “Over the years vehicles driving on and off this area and erosion have led to uneven ground and rutting in wet weather and what we’re putting in place is the most appropriate, cost-effective way of improving the lawns without placing any extra financial burdens on the council.

“It will prevent the lawns becoming unsightly and reduce long-term maintenance costs.”

The works will focus on the reinforcement of seven entrance ways to prevent further damage, and involves putting down plastic matting which the grass will grow through and re-seeding the worst areas.

The work will be complete before the first booked event in April and the lawns will be accessible during this time although some areas will be fenced off while the works take place.

Blakedown Landscapes is carrying out the work, which begins on Monday and is expected to last four weeks.


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