Many thanks to Ian Davies (Hoylake RNLI) for providing this report of why the model boating lake is just about empty.
On Monday 15th March work started emptying the Hoylake Model Boating Lake, this was required to remove the build up of sand and to inspect the damage after the lake had suffered vandalism during the cold winter when it had frozen over.
During this period it became a target for people to try to break the ice with rocks and bricks not realising the damage that was being done to the floor of the lake when the boulders hit it. The lake was emptied by siphoning out the water until the last couple of inches when a pump was used. The specialist coating company ATC who originally applied the coating will be on site on Friday to carry out the remedial works, we then have to wait three days before we can start refilling it.