Boating pond improvements make waves at North Lodge Park in Cromer

The yacht pond has been refilled. Suffield Park ward councillors Nigel Pearce and John Lee. Pictures

The yacht pond has been refilled. Suffield Park ward councillors Nigel Pearce and John Lee. Pictures: NNDC - Credit: Archant

The boating pond at North Lodge Park, Cromer, has been extensively refurbished and refilled in readiness for the main visitor season.

The yacht pond at North Lodge Park, Cromer has been refilled. Pictures: NNDC

The yacht pond at North Lodge Park, Cromer has been refilled. Pictures: NNDC - Credit: Archant

The water feature, which had been leaking, was drained and then lined with glass-reinforced plastic, which is expected to protect it for another 25-years. The outside of the pond was given a coating of paint.

North Norfolk District Council contracted Thrower & Rutland Ltd to undertake the works, which cost £8,556.50.

Local councillor Nigel Pearce said: 'This pond is an iconic part of the town and it is great we have been able to repair and refurbish it so it can bring fun and happiness to the next generation of children and their parents.'

The council is also planning other work at the park, including café improvements, repairs to the timber footbridge and refurbishments to the bowling green and sunken garden shelters.

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