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Ideas flood in for lake's future
Lake Windermere
Among the ideas have been a water bus service and more jetties
Nearly 200 people have given their ideas about the future of Windermere in the Lake District.

A public consultation has been launched on the area by the Lake District National Park Authority and South Lakeland District Council.

Many people have used it to continue to voice their opposition to a 10mph speed limit which is being introduced in March 2005.

Other ideas have been more jetties and a water bus service.

The public consultation was launched earlier this month.

Lake wildlife

Park authority recreation management adviser Carissa Lough said: "The public seem to really appreciate being given the chance to talk to us and make comments which they know will make an impression on the summary report being published in late spring.

"It's encouraging that people are confident enough in the lake's future to be suggesting it needs more jetties to accommodate more boats."

Other issues raised at two drop-in days in Bowness and Ambleside were overnight moorings, concern for the future of Windermere's wildlife and the need to reduce litter.

The 10mph speed limit will be introduced on Windermere after March 2005.

The move has faced opposition with opponents claiming it is unnecessary and dangerous.

But the Lake District National Park Authority says the speed limit will make the lake a more tranquil place to visit.

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