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Deck Chair Passes For Pensioners

Weymouth Beach Live Site

8:11am 11th June 2013

If Senior citizens still want to enjoy the sand between their toes and fresh sea views from a comfy deckchair in Weymouth, they need a new pass.

The deck chairs on the beach are still be free of charge to over 60's, but they'll need to get a new ID to sit in one - people used to be able to claim a seat with a flash of their bus pass.

Under new rules anyone wanting a pass should go to the beach office along the Esplanade to get a new one.

All you need to do is present them with your current bus pass and some proof of address and you're ready to enjoy a seaside seat this summer.

Cllr Ian Bruce, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council brief holder for Leisure and Culture said:

"We're proud to look after our senior citizens by offering free use of the deck chairs on Weymouth beach and have no plans to remove this local benefit.

"Borough residents over the age of 60 used to be able to claim their seat simply by showing their bus pass, however since bus passes are now issued by the county council and longer display the Weymouth & Portland Borough Council logo, we have introduced a special residents' deck chair pass which proves the holder is entitled to use a deck chair for free."

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