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Welcome to Clevedon Marine Lake - a "community park" which is run and maintained by Marlens, a local charity.

Marlens is composed entirely of volunteers and depends on local fund-raising to pay for the lake.

We  are working hard to ensure this is a first class leisure facility for people to enjoy, and we ask everyone who enjoys the lake to help us keep it that way. The lake is for people of all ages who enjoy being in or on the water so for health reasons we would ask dogs to keep their owners away from the lower promenade and the children's paddling area.

New Web site for the lake

Have a look at our dynamic new website which covers the lake itself and what's happening.

This web site will focus on Marlens (the charity which looks after the lake) and on lake history and heritage.

New Attractions

We have added five concrete benches to sit on, and a mermaid has taken up residence. She is still with us after a couple of storms, so it looks as though she likes the lake.

There is also a lakecam showing the lake.

We have installed two donation boxes alongside the information panels on the upper promenade.  "Give a pound each time you're down"  says the sign, but any loose change will be welcome to help maintain and improve the lake.

Lake Opening Hours and Charges

Clevedon Marine Lake is open for shared public use 24/7, except during the following booked events:

Sunday 16 September Noon to 5pm  Weston Open Water Development Series

Individual members of the public are welcome to use the lake free of charge, though we would be grateful for donations to help cover the cost of running the lake.  Be aware that there is no lifeguard. so be sensible. 

Clubs and coaches wishing to use the lake should first This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There will be a (reasonable) charge.

Swimmers, paddlers, sailors and model boats are welcome. Engine-powered craft are not.

  Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Marlens organisation is proud and delighted to have been awarded this honour, the equivalent of the MBE.

Lake Water Quality: Good

on Saturday 14 July we emptied out the polluted water and refilled with clean water from the spring tide

The Environment Agency takes regular water samples each summer (15 May - 30 Sep) from the beach beside the lake. This is the water which fills the lake and the results can be seen on their web site.

In each sample they test for bacteria that indicate whether there is faecal matter in the water. The bacteria tested for are:          

Escherichia coli or E.Coli (EC)

Intestinal enterococci (IE)

 

Attachments:
Download this file (AGM Accounts 2016-17  v2.pdf)AGM Accounts 2016-17 v2.pdf[Accounts]154 kB
Download this file (AGM Lake Care Report.pdf)AGM Lake Care Report.pdf[Lake Care Report]351 kB
Download this file (Trustees Report to 2018 AGM v3.pdf)Trustees Report to 2018 AGM v3.pdf[Trustees Report]131 kB