Mercury readers upset over loss of beach pond

PUBLISHED: 06:21 03 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:41 24 May 2010

THE demolition of an historic model boating pond started this week. North Somerset Council is pulling apart the 80-year-old pond on the north end of Weston beach after health and safety experts said it was dangerous. The authority has spent £5,500 employi

THE demolition of an historic model boating pond started this week.North Somerset Council is pulling apart the 80-year-old pond on the north end of Weston beach after health and safety experts said it was dangerous.The authority has spent £5,500 employing a contractor to carry out the work. It originally expected to spend around £25,000.Readers have been writing letters to the Mercury expressing their disappointment over the demolition of the pool, which has been used by model boating enthusiasts since the 1920s.The council says it has to tear down the pool, which is often filled with rubbish and used as a paddling pool by children, because it is unsafe. It has promised to do its utmost to maintain the other boating pond on the south end of the beach.


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