Marine Lake Enthusiasts (marlens)

Registered Charity Number: 1156426

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Welcome to MARLENS.

We are enthusiasts for Clevedon Marine Lake, determined to ensure that this seafront jewel is kept in service and used for the benefit of people in Clevedon and N.Somerset. This year we became a registered charity "Marine Lake Enthusiasts (Marlens) number 1156426".

We are preparing for a major restoration of the marine lake in the summer of 2015, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, North Somerset Council, Clevedon Town Council and many individuals and clubs (see our pledges page). This will roll back 80 years of pounding by the sea and give our lake a new lease of life.

Our main public events on the lake are currently the Schools Day and Marine Lake Festival in September (now part of the Clevedon Tides Festival) and the illuminated night sail of model boats in December. However we look forward to putting on extra events in our refurbished lake. We also have an ever-growing Marlens Music scene which stages the Winterfest at the end of January, plus other social / fundraising events through the year and runs several music stages at the Festival.

Canoeing and sailing are taught at the Marine Lake all the year round for schools and clubs, using the community fleet of sailing dinghies, kayaks and canoes.

The Marine Lake hosts regular activities by Clevedon Model Boat Club, Clevedon Canoe Club, Clevedon's sea swimmers and Clevedon Sailing Club, as well as visits by triathletes, Princes Trust Bristol, British Divers Marine Life Rescue and other groups. It is also open to members of the public who want to swim or bring their own boat (there is no lifeguard, so you use the lake at your own risk).

It will take money as well as enthusiasm to repair and manage our lake, so if you would like to help please click the donate button, or contact

Contact Us

Marine Lake Enthusiasts (marlens) Newton House
25 Hill Road

BS21 7NE

Phone: 01275 877180

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

October 2016 October 2015
Total Income £9,279 £24,168
Total Expenditure £24,220 £11,700

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