A MODEL boat group will not be charged to use Canoe Lake during events.
Portsmouth City Council had been planning to charge the Portsmouth Model Boat Display team £172 to put displays on at the lake.
But councillor Lynda Symes, executive member for culture, leisure and sport, said the charge has now been cancelled.
‘I think they are a wonderful group, they give great benefits to the community,’ she said.
‘They stage a show which actually costs them money at Canoe Lake which loads of people enjoy.
‘Why would we want to charge them?
‘It’s something I wasn’t aware of and I just don’t think it’s fair.’
To find out more about the group, please visit pmbdt.co.uk.