Date published: 15th March 2017

Work is under way to improve the yacht pond in North Lodge Park, Cromer.

The essential work in the cliff-top park is being carried out by North Norfolk District Council, and it is expected that the £8,500 refurbishment will help to extend the pond’s life by 25 years.

The pond, which has been leaking, is being drained before being lined with glass-reinforced plastic, and the outside of the pond will be given a coating of non-toxic mineral paint.

As well as the yacht-pond work, there will be refurbishment of two of the shelters in the park – one on the old bowling green and one adjacent to the sunken garden – as well as minor repairs to the interior of the café. The men’s toilets have also been reopened recently after being damaged in an arson attack.

Cllr Judy Oliver, Deputy Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to help give the yacht pond a new lease of life, but this is just the start as we have further improvement work planned for the park.”

The yacht pond upgrade is expected to take a week, and the work on the shelters and the café will start soon.

Last updated: 16th August 2017