'Many will miss MARLENS' Arthur'

TRIBUTES have been pouring in this week for stalwart Marine Lake campaigner and former Clevedon councillor Arthur Knott. Mr Knott, aged 78, was found dead at his home in Cambridge Road on Thursday. It is understood Mr Knott, who was married to Linda and h

TRIBUTES have been pouring in this week for stalwart Marine Lake campaigner and former Clevedon councillor Arthur Knott.Mr Knott, aged 78, was found dead at his home in Cambridge Road on Thursday.It is understood Mr Knott, who was married to Linda and had two sons William and Tom, took his own life. Mr Knott, who had heart problems, had served on the town council from 1984 to 1987 and more recently had become the front man for the Marine Lake Enthusiasts Society (MARLENS).He founded MARLENS four years ago to campaign for the regeneration of the seafront beauty spot. He was successful in securing funds for a new boat store and boats and played a leading role in organising the annual lake festival.Clevedon councillors, who worked alongside Mr Knott on projects in the town, have paid tribute to Mr Knott.Clevedon town councillor Carole Wring said: "We are all desperately upset to hear of Arthur's death. "He was a great character of the town and will be sorely missed by many."If it was not for him Marine Lake improvements would never have got off the ground. He was a wonderful man and so many people will miss him."Mr Knott's funeral is on November 7 at Christchurch, Clevedon, at 12noon followed by a get-together at the Walton Park Hotel, Wellington Terrace, from about 1pm.


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