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To pay for the urgent repairs that are needed to our landing stage / pontoon to ensure it is safe and ready to use. Early this year, it was discovered that our pontoon- (this is a flat platform that sits in the water where we launch our boats from) had become damaged through wear and tear and mainly due to it being vandalised and overloaded with too many people using it during the lockdown. A ballast tank that makes it float is damaged and needs to be replaced, the metal frame has become twisted as well, this is causing it to tilt at a sharp angle. Without this platform none of our rowers and canoeists will be able to access the water. The platform is used by a variety of clubs, we have the rowing club which is the main user, we also have a community junior canoeing club, the scouting association use it for bell boating and dragon boating and there is an adult canoeing community club. This platform was built 15 years ago and provides daily access for our users.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Safe access onto the river for all our users. The platform will be stable and won’t take on water. - No wet feet! This platform was built 15 years ago and provides daily access for our users. we urgently need to make repairs to its structure to make it last another 15-20 years at least. we have considerably increased our members numbers over the past seven years, going from just 10 children in 2013 to our 73 that we have now. our aim is to keep increasing that number, where by 2025, we hoping to have over 100 students. The landing stage will be extended in length to allow easier access for our larger boats and to enable it to be used by mulitple users at anyone time. This work will be completed alongside the urgent repairs that are needed whilst the platform is out of the water. Doing both pieces of work at the same time will save us over £4000.
Steps to get it done:
nothing at this time
About the space
Cheshire West and Chester Council
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