Weston’s Marine Lake reopens!

The lake is once again a major outdoor swimming amenity and water sports destination.

In Summer 2022 around 30,000 tonnes of compacted silt were removed from the lake by specialist contractors Smals Dredging to create a suitable depth of water for swimming. Other improvements include new steps to help swimmers get in and out of the water.

With the re-opening of the lake and the return of many big events this year, including the Weston Air Festival.

The council will continue to work closely with consultants and the Mudlarks on the future arrangements for the restored lake, including the management of silt.

We will be helping organise and facilitate events at the lake, with Culture Weston and others, as we now have a wonderful venue all-year round, not just as a safer place for swimming and water sports, but also for theatre, live music events, poetry and possibly cinema. This should significantly boost the area, both for locals and for the tourist trade.

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