Seafront site transformation

A PROMINENT seafront site which has been a magnet for antisocial behaviour has been completely transformed thanks to a massive makeover.

A PROMINENT seafront site which has been a magnet for antisocial behaviour has been completely transformed thanks to a massive makeover.

Rok, which is based in Ham Green, Bristol, ran a one-day challenge to spruce up Weston's Madeira Cove.

The company, which runs several community projects in this region throughout the year, was contacted by Weston Town Centre Manager, Steve Townsend, who asked them if they would consider helping to revamp the area.

Once a thriving area complete with a theatre, the area has been neglected over the years.


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The plan of action included the installation of a gazebo, installing benches, painting railings, building seating under the pergola area and finally adding in clematis and jasmine plants for shade.

A Rok team of around 25 people helped on the day to completely transform the area, helped out by Weston Town Centre Partnership and nearby residents.

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Weston's mayor, Councillor John Ley-Morgan, and North Somerset Council chairman, Cllr David Shopland visited the newly revamped area in the afternoon to see the work that had been carried out.

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