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Have your say on plans to bring quad biking back
12:00pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
RESIDENTS can have their say on plans to bring a quad bike event back to Weymouth Beach.
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council is asking people living in the borough to give their views about the proposals to host the event after the success of last year’s quad biking on the beach.
The organisers propose to charge a fee to spectators which would see some of the beach closed to the public with fencing along the Esplanade from the Pavilion end of the beach to the Jubilee Clock.
Councillor Ian Bruce, spokesman for tourism and culture for the borough council, said: “The prospect of being able to fund events like this from a spectator entrance fee is by way of an experiment to see whether we can make our events and festivals even better without relying on taxpayers’ money. I am delighted that there are plans for the quad bikes to come back for a second year as the event was clearly popular with visitors.”
Hosting the event in the borough would bring economic growth to the area.
The event is due to be staged on February 22 and 23 next year, with part of the beach closed to the public for the quad bikes.
The consultation began on Friday, September 13 and will close on Friday, October 11.
For more information visit consultationtracker.dorsetforyou.com or go to the council offices at North Quay, Weymouth.
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