Cash boost for lagoon

An artist's impression of the artificial lagoon

An artist's impression of the artificial lagoon

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SOUTHEND seafront is to undergo a £1.25million revamp to attract more tourists and boost the economy.

The Government has announced a huge cash investment to fund an artificial lagoon by the Three Shells Beach for young bathers and water sports enthusiasts to use safely when the tide is out. The lagoon will cover an area which is approximately 250ft by 250ft, equivalent to 5,843sq m.

Fishermen and yachtsmen will also get new changing facilities at Bell Wharf, Leigh, new buoys will help keep kitesurfers at East Beach, Shoebury, safe and Southend Maritime Festival, launched last year, will be turned into a major event.

The ambitious plans will create eight jobs directly, but a projected increase in Southend’s six million annual visitors is expected to lead to 126 other new roles.

Derek Jarvis, Southend councillor responsible for culture and tourism, said: “I’m certain the funding will allow us to put some real energy and drive behind our ambitious plans for making Southend one of the country’s must-see places to visit.

“This is an excellent opportunity to attract more staying visitors to our town, especially out of season, and I’m looking forward to seeing more permanent job opportunities being created.”

The Echo revealed the Stockvale Group’s proposals for a tree-lined tidal pool at Three Shells Beach, where it owns the Sands restaurant and Three Shells Beach Cafe, in November.

Southend Council plans to use £850,000 of the Coastal Communities Fund to pay for the pool, which would be created by building a 120m long steel, rock and boulder wall on the foreshore.

The Stockvale Group, which also owns Adventure Island and Sealife Adventure, has offered £100,000 towards the scheme.

The windfall will also pay new equipment at the Southend Marine Activities Centre, in Eastern Esplanade, and enable youngsters using the centre to use the lagoon, which will be filled naturally as the tide comes in.

Paul Thompson, chairman of Southend Seafront Traders’ Association, said: “Southend is a seaside town, but it’s not only the seafront that will benefit.

“The High Street will benefit and it will generate money for the council through parking.

“The seafront generates jobs and is vital to the town’s economy.”

Deputy council leader John Lamb said: “The residents will benefit as well as the visitors.

“It’s a wonderful achievement and it shows we are working in partnership to help private investors.”

 

£40K FACELIFT FOR LEIGH TOILETS

 

NEW changing facilities at the heart of Old Leigh should help to attract more seafarers.

Showers and space for yachtsmen, fishermen and bathers to change will be added to the toilet block on Bell Wharf, Old Leigh, in a £40,000 revamp designed to attract more boat-users to the historic fishing village.

The new facilities will be available for everyone to use, but people will have to pay.

Paul Gilson, joint chairman of Leigh and Southend Fishermen’s Association, who first suggested the idea, said: “I’m pleased to see it’s happening.

“It’s got to be good, as long as everybody gains.”

The toilet block on Bell Wharf and outside shower at the beach are well-used as the area is packed with bathers on sunny summer days.

But Southend Council hopes the new facilities will make the area more attractive to yachtsmen and fishermen.

Peter Wexham, Lib Dem councillor for Leigh, who is a retired fisherman, said: “We need facilities for people to use, whether they are fishermen unloading their boats, lorry drivers who have come down from Kings Lynn or people visiting on a yacht from Holland.”

Caroline Parker, chairman of Leigh Town Council, said: “It’s excellent news.

“It’s not before time.”

Mr Gilson said better parking facilities in the Old Town would also help boost tourism in Leigh.

The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused.

 

OPPONENTS WORRIED BY PROPOSALS

 

SAILORS, sea cadets and naturalists are concerned about the lagoon, which is yet to get the green light.

Southend Council, which will rule whether the huge development can go ahead next month, has received 33 letters objecting to the plan.

The Alexandra Yacht Club, which has about 200 members, fears the lagoon would block its slipway, which is next to Three Shells Beach, closing the club after 140 years.

Southend Sea Scouts, which has 60 members, also uses the slipway and has objected. Natural England, a public body charged with protecting the natural environment, has warned the rocks and boulders are likely to affect the foreshore, which is a site of special scientific interest.

The Stockvale Group declined to comment, but took to Facebook to deny the lagoon would endanger the yacht club. A spokesman said: “We’ve heard some of you are concerned the lagoon will prevent the slipway being used. We can assure you this is not going to happen.”

David Norman, chairman of the cross-party group that will determine the application, said: “The funding will not be a material planning matter when the application comes to the committee.”

 

HEAR ROAR OF BOATS AT FESTIVAL

 

SOME of the fastest boats in the world will visit Southend as part of an enlarged Maritime Festival.

The start of the Venture Cup powerboat race between London and Monte Carlo will be held off Southend this June.

The coup will be part of a £100,000 revamp of the festival, which launched last summer.

Tall ship Atlantis, built in 1905, visited Southend Pier as part of the first two-week festival, which also included a yacht race, a marine activities open day and a performance by Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choir.

The investment will also fund several council apprenticeships related to tourism and management.

 

NEW BUOYS HELP REDUCE SPORTS RISK

 

NEW buoys will be added to the foreshore off Shoebury East Beach to protect watersports enthusiasts.

The beach is home to Essex Kitesurfing Club and lifeboats are frequently called out to surfers stranded on the Shoebury boom, which is intended to stop vessels from entering waters off the Ministry of Defence base next to the beach.

The new buoys would more clearly define a safe area for kitesurfers and jetskiers to use to avoid being swept against the barrier.

Southend Council plans to invest £260,000 in the new buoys, as well as equipment for the Southend Marine Activity Centre.

 

SAFER PLACE FOR TEACHING WATER SKILLS

 

WATERSPORTS enthusiasts are to benefit from the cash windfall.

The grant will fund new equipment for Southend Marine Activities Centre, in Eastern Esplanade.

The centre, run by Southend Council, offers courses in sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, jetskiing and paddle sports.

The new lagoon would offer the chance for courses in a safe, shallow-water environment, but the council has no intention of moving the centre closer to Three Shells Beach.

The council hopes this will increase take-up of its courses.

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8:21am Mon 10 Mar 14

onorris24 says...

and people complain southend do **** all??

thank you southend!
and people complain southend do **** all?? thank you southend! onorris24
  • Score: -1

9:36am Mon 10 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused.

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you can park there now...free.!!

Excellent...encourag
e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers.
i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.!
The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused. ____________________ ____________________ _ you can park there now...free.!! Excellent...encourag e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers. i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.! DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

9:38am Mon 10 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

..just to add,why not block access on Sundays and bank holidays, it would help.
..just to add,why not block access on Sundays and bank holidays, it would help. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

10:10am Mon 10 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused. ____________________ ____________________ _ you can park there now...free.!! Excellent...encourag e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers. i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.!
southend was jammed aswell, they were backed up nearly all the length of chalkwell park ave at one stage, and its still early march ! but..... according to many on here we should be encouraging still more visitors to the area ?? agreed about the old town, it's ridiculous the amount of traffic down there with nowhere to go except turn around and p**s everbody off again on the way out.....
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused. ____________________ ____________________ _ you can park there now...free.!! Excellent...encourag e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers. i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.![/p][/quote]southend was jammed aswell, they were backed up nearly all the length of chalkwell park ave at one stage, and its still early march ! but..... according to many on here we should be encouraging still more visitors to the area ?? agreed about the old town, it's ridiculous the amount of traffic down there with nowhere to go except turn around and p**s everbody off again on the way out..... pembury53
  • Score: 3

10:14am Mon 10 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

an accident waiting to happen...then you get the boys on the big bikes showing off leaving The Peter Boat...Vrooom Vrooooom...

its a tiny old town...it can't handle both vehicles and people.
an accident waiting to happen...then you get the boys on the big bikes showing off leaving The Peter Boat...Vrooom Vrooooom... its a tiny old town...it can't handle both vehicles and people. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

10:16am Mon 10 Mar 14

rodgdodge says...

A Lagoon at the watersports centre, large enough for All their activities and incidently helping the situation at the Ocean Beach Cafe( which have to ` rebuild their section of beach frequently( with no help from the council !!!!).
Would help spread the area for visitors along the foreshore.
Sometimes, it is almost impossible to find an unoccupied spot at City Beach.
The situation this coming year, will be even worse, due to the erosion of beach, caused by this winters` weather.
A Lagoon at the watersports centre, large enough for All their activities and incidently helping the situation at the Ocean Beach Cafe( which have to ` rebuild their section of beach frequently( with no help from the council !!!!). Would help spread the area for visitors along the foreshore. Sometimes, it is almost impossible to find an unoccupied spot at City Beach. The situation this coming year, will be even worse, due to the erosion of beach, caused by this winters` weather. rodgdodge
  • Score: 2

10:31am Mon 10 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

rodgdodge wrote:
A Lagoon at the watersports centre, large enough for All their activities and incidently helping the situation at the Ocean Beach Cafe( which have to ` rebuild their section of beach frequently( with no help from the council !!!!).
Would help spread the area for visitors along the foreshore.
Sometimes, it is almost impossible to find an unoccupied spot at City Beach.
The situation this coming year, will be even worse, due to the erosion of beach, caused by this winters` weather.
I imagine that extra 100k won't be on the table though, but not even sure thats a good spot.
[quote][p][bold]rodgdodge[/bold] wrote: A Lagoon at the watersports centre, large enough for All their activities and incidently helping the situation at the Ocean Beach Cafe( which have to ` rebuild their section of beach frequently( with no help from the council !!!!). Would help spread the area for visitors along the foreshore. Sometimes, it is almost impossible to find an unoccupied spot at City Beach. The situation this coming year, will be even worse, due to the erosion of beach, caused by this winters` weather.[/p][/quote]I imagine that extra 100k won't be on the table though, but not even sure thats a good spot. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

11:30am Mon 10 Mar 14

onorris24 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused.

____________________

____________________

_
you can park there now...free.!!

Excellent...encourag

e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers.
i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.!
why don't you just be optimistic for once in your **** life, what kind of life do you actually lead? Probably some **** up idiot that gets a kick out of putting a downer on every idea someone has.

get a life and be optimistic for once, it won't hurt. you sir are quite frankly and idiot, your user name further proves this.

GOOD DAY
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused. ____________________ ____________________ _ you can park there now...free.!! Excellent...encourag e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers. i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.![/p][/quote]why don't you just be optimistic for once in your **** life, what kind of life do you actually lead? Probably some **** up idiot that gets a kick out of putting a downer on every idea someone has. get a life and be optimistic for once, it won't hurt. you sir are quite frankly and idiot, your user name further proves this. GOOD DAY onorris24
  • Score: -3

11:46am Mon 10 Mar 14

SLord90 says...

Ridiculous.
Ridiculous. SLord90
  • Score: 1

1:15pm Mon 10 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

onorris24 wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused.

____________________


____________________


_
you can park there now...free.!!

Excellent...encourag


e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers.
i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.!
why don't you just be optimistic for once in your **** life, what kind of life do you actually lead? Probably some **** up idiot that gets a kick out of putting a downer on every idea someone has.

get a life and be optimistic for once, it won't hurt. you sir are quite frankly and idiot, your user name further proves this.

GOOD DAY
Oooooo i say....
[quote][p][bold]onorris24[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused. ____________________ ____________________ _ you can park there now...free.!! Excellent...encourag e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers. i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.![/p][/quote]why don't you just be optimistic for once in your **** life, what kind of life do you actually lead? Probably some **** up idiot that gets a kick out of putting a downer on every idea someone has. get a life and be optimistic for once, it won't hurt. you sir are quite frankly and idiot, your user name further proves this. GOOD DAY[/p][/quote]Oooooo i say.... DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

2:21pm Mon 10 Mar 14

emcee says...

It is all well and good building a "lagoon" but will it be maintained to a regular high standard (don't want any broken glass on the lagoon bed, do we) and who will pay for this maintenance.

Also, with regards to the new changing facilities, and I quote "...people will have to pay".
They won't get used much then?
It is all well and good building a "lagoon" but will it be maintained to a regular high standard (don't want any broken glass on the lagoon bed, do we) and who will pay for this maintenance. Also, with regards to the new changing facilities, and I quote "...people will have to pay". They won't get used much then? emcee
  • Score: 6

2:48pm Mon 10 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

emcee wrote:
It is all well and good building a "lagoon" but will it be maintained to a regular high standard (don't want any broken glass on the lagoon bed, do we) and who will pay for this maintenance.

Also, with regards to the new changing facilities, and I quote "...people will have to pay".
They won't get used much then?
but its more for the seafarers it seems and not joe public down on the train from That London place for the day.

Quote:
"should help to attract more seafarers. "
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: It is all well and good building a "lagoon" but will it be maintained to a regular high standard (don't want any broken glass on the lagoon bed, do we) and who will pay for this maintenance. Also, with regards to the new changing facilities, and I quote "...people will have to pay". They won't get used much then?[/p][/quote]but its more for the seafarers it seems and not joe public down on the train from That London place for the day. Quote: "should help to attract more seafarers. " DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

3:42pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

More of the seafront falling into private ownership.
More of the seafront falling into private ownership. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 3

4:13pm Mon 10 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Should be refused, as it shows favour to the three shells, a business making profit, at the loss of the public beach
Should be refused, as it shows favour to the three shells, a business making profit, at the loss of the public beach carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 5

5:47pm Mon 10 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
More of the seafront falling into private ownership.
And those doing the selling, don't own it LoL
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: More of the seafront falling into private ownership.[/p][/quote]And those doing the selling, don't own it LoL carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 1

6:06pm Mon 10 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

onorris24 wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused.

____________________


____________________


_
you can park there now...free.!!

Excellent...encourag


e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers.
i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.!
why don't you just be optimistic for once in your **** life, what kind of life do you actually lead? Probably some **** up idiot that gets a kick out of putting a downer on every idea someone has.

get a life and be optimistic for once, it won't hurt. you sir are quite frankly and idiot, your user name further proves this.

GOOD DAY
Quite right too...the fool has dog mess on his brain...he sleeps, thinks and eats dog mess day and night...everything he does seems to revolve around dog mess..the caine excreta would seem to have unhinged him to the point he bays at the moon...about dog mess..
[quote][p][bold]onorris24[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused. ____________________ ____________________ _ you can park there now...free.!! Excellent...encourag e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers. i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.![/p][/quote]why don't you just be optimistic for once in your **** life, what kind of life do you actually lead? Probably some **** up idiot that gets a kick out of putting a downer on every idea someone has. get a life and be optimistic for once, it won't hurt. you sir are quite frankly and idiot, your user name further proves this. GOOD DAY[/p][/quote]Quite right too...the fool has dog mess on his brain...he sleeps, thinks and eats dog mess day and night...everything he does seems to revolve around dog mess..the caine excreta would seem to have unhinged him to the point he bays at the moon...about dog mess.. ThisYear
  • Score: -3

9:12pm Mon 10 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

ThisYear wrote:
onorris24 wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused.

____________________



____________________



_
you can park there now...free.!!

Excellent...encourag



e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers.
i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.!
why don't you just be optimistic for once in your **** life, what kind of life do you actually lead? Probably some **** up idiot that gets a kick out of putting a downer on every idea someone has.

get a life and be optimistic for once, it won't hurt. you sir are quite frankly and idiot, your user name further proves this.

GOOD DAY
Quite right too...the fool has dog mess on his brain...he sleeps, thinks and eats dog mess day and night...everything he does seems to revolve around dog mess..the caine excreta would seem to have unhinged him to the point he bays at the moon...about dog mess..
you trying to make a new friend..? must be lonely for you on here.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onorris24[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused. ____________________ ____________________ _ you can park there now...free.!! Excellent...encourag e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers. i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.![/p][/quote]why don't you just be optimistic for once in your **** life, what kind of life do you actually lead? Probably some **** up idiot that gets a kick out of putting a downer on every idea someone has. get a life and be optimistic for once, it won't hurt. you sir are quite frankly and idiot, your user name further proves this. GOOD DAY[/p][/quote]Quite right too...the fool has dog mess on his brain...he sleeps, thinks and eats dog mess day and night...everything he does seems to revolve around dog mess..the caine excreta would seem to have unhinged him to the point he bays at the moon...about dog mess..[/p][/quote]you trying to make a new friend..? must be lonely for you on here. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

6:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
onorris24 wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused.

____________________




____________________




_
you can park there now...free.!!

Excellent...encourag




e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers.
i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.!
why don't you just be optimistic for once in your **** life, what kind of life do you actually lead? Probably some **** up idiot that gets a kick out of putting a downer on every idea someone has.

get a life and be optimistic for once, it won't hurt. you sir are quite frankly and idiot, your user name further proves this.

GOOD DAY
Quite right too...the fool has dog mess on his brain...he sleeps, thinks and eats dog mess day and night...everything he does seems to revolve around dog mess..the caine excreta would seem to have unhinged him to the point he bays at the moon...about dog mess..
you trying to make a new friend..? must be lonely for you on here.
I think you may be projecting...new friends not needed...old friends are more than enough..in many ways..

Im right about you and dogs muck though..aren't I? LOL.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onorris24[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: The fisherman suggested turning land behind cockle sheds in High Street into parking on weekends, when the area is unused. ____________________ ____________________ _ you can park there now...free.!! Excellent...encourag e more cars into small old leigh,so making it more known might not be so great, very tight access coupled with extra visitors milling around not ideal for idiot drivers. i was there Sunday it was Jammed....and still drivers drive into old leigh looking for a parking spot, theres no room and no real pavements.![/p][/quote]why don't you just be optimistic for once in your **** life, what kind of life do you actually lead? Probably some **** up idiot that gets a kick out of putting a downer on every idea someone has. get a life and be optimistic for once, it won't hurt. you sir are quite frankly and idiot, your user name further proves this. GOOD DAY[/p][/quote]Quite right too...the fool has dog mess on his brain...he sleeps, thinks and eats dog mess day and night...everything he does seems to revolve around dog mess..the caine excreta would seem to have unhinged him to the point he bays at the moon...about dog mess..[/p][/quote]you trying to make a new friend..? must be lonely for you on here.[/p][/quote]I think you may be projecting...new friends not needed...old friends are more than enough..in many ways.. Im right about you and dogs muck though..aren't I? LOL. ThisYear
  • Score: 0

11:08am Wed 12 Mar 14

tezzason1 says...

emcee wrote:
It is all well and good building a "lagoon" but will it be maintained to a regular high standard (don't want any broken glass on the lagoon bed, do we) and who will pay for this maintenance.

Also, with regards to the new changing facilities, and I quote "...people will have to pay".
They won't get used much then?
It wont be such a big deal to maintain it. In the season it will be emptied once a week to check for debris etc and fill it up when the tide comes in. At around one and a half acres, one employee could take care of this. The primary expense will be a lifeguard(s) rostered on each day during the season. And security patrols at night to check for vandals and drunks having a swim.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: It is all well and good building a "lagoon" but will it be maintained to a regular high standard (don't want any broken glass on the lagoon bed, do we) and who will pay for this maintenance. Also, with regards to the new changing facilities, and I quote "...people will have to pay". They won't get used much then?[/p][/quote]It wont be such a big deal to maintain it. In the season it will be emptied once a week to check for debris etc and fill it up when the tide comes in. At around one and a half acres, one employee could take care of this. The primary expense will be a lifeguard(s) rostered on each day during the season. And security patrols at night to check for vandals and drunks having a swim. tezzason1
  • Score: 0

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