West Bay resurfacing works and important car boot sale info

More car park spaces

We have identified three car parks in West Bay as being in poor condition.  These are Bridport Arms car park, Station Yard car park, and the overspill area of West Bay Road car park. Our engineers and car parks team are working with a contractor to resurface these car parks. Currently, there is a lack of clearly defined parking spaces. The works will address this, and ultimately provide more parking spaces.

When will these works take place?

The works  are due to start on the 16 April. We expect them to last around 12 weeks. This will mean revitalised car parks in time for the school summer holidays.

Car parks

The works will be phased, meaning that only one car park will be fully shut at any one time. We expect only minor disruption during the works and we will clearlyidentify shut car parks.

Better surface water drainage

Chesil Beach resurfaced

A heavy duty, eco-friendly cellular paving system will be implemented.We used this to great success at Chesil Beach car park [above], with great feedback from users of the car park.

The material is made in the UK and designed to expand and contract in hot and cold weather conditions. The anti-slip surface with gravel infill provides better surface water drainage. It’s made from 100% recycled plastic, and is itself recyclable.

damaged car park surface

Investment in to West Bay

Cllr John Russell, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Protection and Assets, said: “We are committed to enhancing both the resident and visitor experience in West Bay; our investment in to the car park is just one of the many projects that are ongoing. We see this new, environmentally friendly surface and re-marking of car parking spaces as a long-term solution to current issues.”

Bridport Car Boot Sale to be temporarily closed

The Sunday car boot sale at West Bay road will not go ahead whilst the resurfacing work takes place. This is due to health and safety risks. Although the contractors will work on the car parks one at a time, they may need to store equipment and/ or debris on the other car parks in certain areas. These will be clearly marked.