WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12223 Members
65 Forums
72739 Topics
980379 Posts
28 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
84 registered (11kendo, 17 invisible), 1825 Guests and 192 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
TS Indefatigable 450
Patio work 333
vet fees 293
Hezballah 258
Sea Shepherd 243
Internet Explorer Not Working 177
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 136
TV wall mount wanted. 93
Re sizing 79
Am I missing something ? 68
New General Forums
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
02:42 PM
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
09:47 PM
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Internet Explorer Not Working
by diggingdeeper
16 minutes 57 seconds ago
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Tony Blair
by snowhite
Today at 02:20 PM
Changes to bin collections
by granny
Today at 11:42 AM
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
Yesterday at 09:32 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by kenmo52
Yesterday at 07:44 PM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Yesterday at 06:11 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
Yesterday at 09:51 AM
Missing
by granny
20th Feb 2017 11:10pm
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#227656 - 16th May 2008 9:27pm West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Originally Posted By: BBC News
The wall around West Kirby's Marine Lake needs urgent repair work and could be in danger of crumbling away into the water, according to a new report. Engineers have told Wirral Council that the 1,000m walkway around the lake is showing signs of age and may soon be too dangerous for visitors. The problems affect the inner wall, which was rebuilt in the 1980s but was only expected to last up to 25 years.

If the council approves the £750,000 repairs, work could start in November. It would finish in spring 2009, but the lake would probably have to close during that time. The issue will be considered by the council's cabinet later this month but the project could qualify for a grant from the Environment Agency.

The report said: "There have been a number of localised failures of the material, which have been repaired. However, the rate of degradation is increasing such that it is now important that works are carried out as a matter of urgency. If works are not carried out, then the outer wall will become unsafe for the public to use, debris from the failing wall will accumulate within the lake, and the protective effect of the wall on South Parade will be lost."

BBC News Report

Top
Local News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * vipstudios.co.uk - Photographic Studios * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#227658 - 16th May 2008 9:31pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: MattLFC]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
wow..i walked round it last week, hope they sort it

Top
#227659 - 16th May 2008 9:32pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: Wheels]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Yeah, always seemed pretty strong and safe to me; its lke UE, you never know what is under you're feet hehe!

smile

Top
#227697 - 16th May 2008 10:06pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: MattLFC]
chiccy Offline
chiccy of the chiccyness
Forum Master

Registered: 27th Oct 2007
Posts: 2380
Loc: bromborough
oooo eck!!!
_________________________
Find me on facebook as: Gail Jones

Find me on msn as : ibizachic[at]hotmail.com

♥`*•.¸♥¸.•* ♥¸.•*chiccy* ♥`*•.¸♥¸.•* ♥

Top
#227713 - 16th May 2008 10:21pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: chiccy]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
madness!
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#227714 - 16th May 2008 10:21pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: _Ste_]
Sir_longmong Offline
Forum Guide

Registered: 21st Mar 2008
Posts: 1059
Loc: in the zone
Originally Posted By: Totopop
madness!

as in baggy trousers?
_________________________


"can you describe the assailant?"
"er, 6ft3, moustache"
"my, thats a big moustache!"

Top
#227717 - 16th May 2008 10:23pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: Sir_longmong]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
Originally Posted By: renault_longmong
Originally Posted By: Totopop
madness!

as in baggy trousers?


culture club era?
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#227732 - 16th May 2008 11:00pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: _Ste_]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
I've never even noticed it being unsafe.

Repair's are well worth the money IMO
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#227743 - 17th May 2008 1:29am Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: BMW Joe]
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
its well unsafe, i went there the other day, the ion edging all the way round it has gone really rotton and left sharp edge's and even holes.they should of used stainless to start with, but it all comes down to cost i suppose.
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#227755 - 17th May 2008 9:49am Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: Sanchez]
Colgo Offline

Old Hand

Registered: 8th Dec 2007
Posts: 338
Loc: wirral
The original lake wall was built in 1888/9 and replaced in the 1980's with the current one. First one lasted nearly 100 years this one only 20. Seems they dont build em like they used to.

Top
#227776 - 17th May 2008 12:29pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: Colgo]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
withthat

Top
#228772 - 18th May 2008 6:25pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: MattLFC]
Sludge Offline

Member

Registered: 16th Dec 2007
Posts: 97
Loc: sleepy village , Roche Ferrae
The builders put a 25 year life span on it , why confused
lets put it into perspective , if you got a builder in to build you an extension ,and he said its going to degrade substantially after 25 years you would get a better builder . i dont buy into this crap, why did wirral council agree to a sub standard service in the first place , my house was built in 1901 and still srong , there are coastal defences still up around the country that were made over 200 years ago that are still going strong , but the council agreed in 1980 to give a major recreational site a 25 year facelift , wirral council should stump up the cash . and make sure its going to last more than 25 years
_________________________
Lieutenant John Chard: The army doesn't like more than one disaster in a day.
Bromhead: Looks bad in the newspapers and upsets civilians at their breakfast.

Top
#228773 - 18th May 2008 6:27pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: Sludge]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21011
Loc: Wirral
Well said wink
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#228775 - 18th May 2008 7:07pm Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: Mark]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
We do not know the circumstances or the forces at work by nature (bear in mind its not just a sea defence, but gets battered by the sea at one side, and has to hold millions of gallons of water at the other side, the pressure on the structure must be immense) to say whether it is shoddy workmanship or not.

Comparing an extension to a house, to a sea defence is completely different; unless a civil engineer can shed some light onto why this would be the case, I would be inclined to believe the job was done to a high standard and is suitable for the task.

Remember, people are supposed to walk on this, and H&S laws nowadays are far stricter than at any time in the past. Use of metrials also began to change by the 80's, with some materials becoming hard to source as well as other becoming banned altogether for new work.

Top
#228872 - 19th May 2008 12:33am Re: West Kirby Marine Lake Needs Urgent Repairs [Re: MattLFC]
Colgo Offline

Old Hand

Registered: 8th Dec 2007
Posts: 338
Loc: wirral
The cash shouldn't be to much of a problem.
A lake licence for a dingy or windsurfer is £135 per year
I dont know how many licence holders there are, guess at 300 probably a lot more
300 x 135 = 40500 per year for the last 23 years = £931,500
plus all the other income the lake generates from all the different sailing based activities.
I realise this a rather simple view,but proves the lake does go some way to paying its way
click me




Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
For Sale & Free
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
Yesterday at 07:53 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
20th Feb 2017 9:24pm
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
20th Feb 2017 6:35pm
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
20th Feb 2017 4:09pm
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
18th Feb 2017 9:47pm
Featured Member
Registered: 2nd Jan 2011
Posts: 508
Newest Members
CliveK, vonny, Vkj530, SunsetP, RachelBinns
12223 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
j_demo (28)
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Internet Explorer Not Working 177
TV wall mount wanted. 93
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night 26
Ice in the 1800's 20
Wirral track renewal 7
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 7:13am
Sunset Wed 5:37pm
Local Time Wed 6:00pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .