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Sprucing up Weymouth’s beachfront

Residents, businesses, visitors and organisations will be able to have their say on enhancing Weymouth’s beachfront, after proposals for a ‘Seafront Masterplan’ were approved at the meeting of the Services Committee on Wednesday 8th September.

Funding for a large Norway Spruce Christmas tree to light up the dark winter nights in the town centre during the festive season were also agreed under a separate item at the Weymouth Town Council committee meeting.

Improvements to the beachfront will look at what sort of events and activities should be supported, including arts, sports and festivals. Better access and signage for visitors and residents wanting to enjoy the town’s jewel on the Jurassic Coast will also feature along with exploring options for new attractions and hospitality venues for people to use long after the summer season comes to an end. 

Cllr Ryan Hope, Services Committee Chair, said: “This summer has proved that Weymouth’s beachfront continues to be an extremely popular destination for residents and visitors alike who flock to our wonderful beach from various locations around the UK and abroad.

“The time is right to consult on a new range of measures that will boost economic growth in the area, as well as bringing an exciting range of events and activities for people living in and around the town.”

The masterplan will cover the beach and Promenade near Weymouth Pavilion theatre in the south, to Overcombe beach in the north. A range of consultation events are due to be organised in the new year once a consultant has been appointed to lead on this work for the council.

The draft brief for the development of the masterplan for Weymouth seafront can be found on our website: www.weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/committee/