WALKERS have been criticised for not heeding closure signs at Preston Beach.
Some people are ignoring footpath closure signs and ‘exerting their right to walk where it is clearly dangerous’ the Environment Agency said.
The EA has been working with Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and the military to repair and reinforce the sea defences while the weather is calm.
It is continuing with the repair work to bury rock into Preston Beach to give it some strength as a buffer against future storms.
A spokesman said: “There is one area of health and safety that is causing the Agency some concern. Some people are ignoring footpath closure signs and exerting their right to walk where it is clearly dangerous.
“When this happens the Environment Agency has to stop machines to let them pass and therefore this is holding up the recovery process.”