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Popular beach reopens for summer

A popular Dorset beach is reopening for the summer following a multi-million pound coast protection scheme.

The work on the main beach in Lyme Regis is part of a £16m project to protect homes and businesses from landslips and coastal erosion.

A section of the beach around Cobb Gate will remain closed so that work on a new jetty can take place.

Langmoor Gardens will also be closed to the public during the summer while drainage work is carried out.

Councillor Robert Gould said: "The scheme has gone well so far and I would like to thank everyone for their patience and co-operation to date.

"The district council has programmed the work to minimise disruption wherever possible.

"Anyone with any concerns or question about the scheme this summer should visit the council's coastal works information centre on the seafront."



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