Council takes back water park management

PUBLISHED: 18:00 09 October 2015

Weston Town Council's Water Park. Children having fun in the water.

Weston Town Council's Water Park. Children having fun in the water.

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A NEW management deal for Weston-super-Mare’s seafront water park has been struck.

Weston Town Council manages the park but earlier this year decided to pay North Somerset Council more than £21,000 to handle the day-to-day running of the attraction.

North Somerset also agreed to maintain the plant room for £5,600 – a cost which has now been refunded.

That comes after the park had to be closed in July after it was discovered the facilities were not being maintained properly by the North Somerset team and concerns over the safety of the splash pad were raised.

While the park was closed, its water purification plant had to be replaced.

The water plant maintenance will now be carried out by the town council’s grounds team once more, with the £5,600 to be removed from the deal.

The town council says it will also renegotiate the cost of the rest of the contract.

Town councillor Ian Porter said: “The blame factor was pushed around from pillar to post last year, now it’s a new facility which will be run properly again.”


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