THE makeover works at Winsford Marina will be completed this month, according to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The work has been going on at the marina since February - longer than expected.

The recent sunny weather has prompted many Winsfordians to voice their frustration at not being able to enjoy the sunshine at their favourite spot.

Winsford Town Council member, Cllr Charlie Parkinson, said the town council was given assurances that the work would be finished by Easter at the latest.

Cllr Parkinson said: “I'm really happy with the work that’s being done, but it’s disappointing that it’s taken so long.

“We were guaranteed that it would be finished before Easter and it hasn’t and we haven’t heard from anyone at CWAC as to why.”

The council’s environment client manager, Sue Fernandes, has now provided the news that the community has been waiting for, by announcing that the work will be done in the next couple of weeks.

Sue Fernandes, the council’s environment client manager, said: “The works at Winsford Marina have included excavating the marina basin to allow for more moorings to be installed, tree removal, the installation of new gabion baskets to support the bank, extending the new decking and redressing the footpath.

"The area will then be turfed, reseeded and landscaped.

“The work has taken longer than expected firstly due to the impact of Storm Doris and also because we then had to wait for the marina island and dredgings to dry out.

"We are now back on track and looking to complete the work in the next couple of weeks.”

Cllr Brian Clarke, Winsford Town Council and CWAC, added: “I’ve been down to the marina to see the work recently and it is going to look great.

"People have been a bit frustrated but it will all be done by May and people in Winsford can reap the benefits of a wonderful marina area throughout the summer.”

An update on a long term plan for the marina and the marina building is also expected to be announced soon.

Cllr Parkinson said: “We are still talking about a longer term plan for marina and hopefully we will hear more on that in the next few months.”