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Dorset Harbours Strategy

Have your say on future plans for Dorset Harbours 

Future plans for Weymouth, Bridport Harbour West Bay  and Lyme Regis Harbours are being considered and how best to balance the interests of its wide variety of users and the importance of the harbours to the Dorset Coast. There are many considerations when ensuring the long-term economic viability of the harbours and we are seeking views from harbour users and everyone who has an interest in the harbours to have your say and contribute towards a new Dorset Harbours Strategy.

Why do we need a Dorset Harbours Strategy?

The purpose of the Strategy is to inform harbour users, employees and local communities how they can expect to see Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis Harbours develop over the next 10 years.

Dorset Council’s Harbours Committee has appointed Dorset Coast Forum to gather feedback from different users groups about their requirements and from the local businesses and communities about how they use the harbours and what they would like to see for their future.

How can I be involved?

We are inviting all Dorset Harbours users, stakeholders and businesses to share your views on what the harbours mean to you, what works well and what can be changed for the better.

Workshops (Zoom video meetings) are scheduled to take place on:

Bridport (West Bay) Harbour – Tuesday 8th September, 3-5pm

Weymouth Harbour – Thursday 10th September, 3-5pm or Tuesday 15th September, 6-8pm

Lyme Regis Harbour – Thursday 17th September, 3-5pm

Please RSVP by 24th August to and the Zoom joining instructions will be emailed to you.


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