Dredging works set to begin at Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 15:01 11 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:10 14 March 2018

Dredging is taking  place at Lyme Regis again this month. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Dredging is taking place at Lyme Regis again this month. Picture CHRIS CARSON

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Council says night time working should not cause any disturbance to residents

Lyme Regis harbour. Picture SIMON HORN Lyme Regis harbour. Picture SIMON HORN

Annual dredging works get under way in Lyme Regis tomorrow (Monday,March 12) and will last for approximately two weeks.

There will be both day and night shifts. The night shifts will be pump only, should not cause any disturbance for local residents.

Cllr Tony Alford, Leader of West Dorset District Council, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the town council, as we know how much it means for our local economy to keep the beach in peak condition.

“We will shut only sections of the sandy beach through the duration of works. All car parks will remain open.

Dredging at Lyme Regis. Picture: Andrew Coley Dredging at Lyme Regis. Picture: Andrew Coley

“The dredging works are a part of a large scheme to improve flood protection along the town’s coastline. This award-nominated scheme is now nearing completion, with the final Phase Five underway on the Cobb.

Banksmen will be on site during the work to ensure public safety.

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