Work Starts To Replenish Storm Damaged Beaches
7:53am 27th January 2014
Beaches around Bridport and Lyme Regis hit by storm damage will be replenished with sand this week.
They've been stripped and re-shaped by strong tides.
West Dorset District Council will start work this week to restore the flood defences.
The sand will come from dredging the outer harbour.
Work will start in Lyme Regis Harbour on Wednesday the 29th January, and at West Bay Harbour early March.
It's expected to last a week and is dependent on weather conditions.
The West Dorset District Council say despite the dredging taking place at night they'll do their best to keep noise disturbance to a minimum.
Councillor Robert Gould, Leader of West Dorset District Council said:
"These annual works are crucial to ensuring coast defences are maintained and harbour operations run smoothly. We try to limit the inconvenience by doing the works out of season, but we would like to apologise in advance for any disruption caused by the work."