Seafront site overcome by weeds - again

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 August 2012

Marine Lake Weeds

Marine Lake Weeds


A POPULAR seafront spot in Weston has been branded a ‘disgrace’ after being left overrun by weeds.

The Madeira Cove garden near to Marine Lake is currently overgrown with weeds, and the area’s representative on North Somerset Council says the authority must do more to preserve the site.

The council started work to regenerate the Victorian-era gardens in 2010 with money gained from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.

But the Mercury reported last year that the site had been left untended for months and that a tangled mess of weeds had overgrown the carefully-planted native plants that had originally been planted.

And, despite the authority clearing up the site at the time, it has been untended since and the prominent spot is once again a mess of weeds.

Robert Payne, who represents the area on North Somerset, has called upon the authority to do more for the maintenance of the area.

He said: “With the warm and wet weather, growth has been pretty fast, and it’s completely overgrown again.

“It is pointless doing this job only once, the council has to keep on top of it. It looks a complete disgrace, going into the peak summer season.”

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