SIGN a petition asking Condor Ferries to show their support for Weymouth.

The Dorset Echo launched a petition yesterdayin a bid to persuade bosses at Condor Ferries to confirm their commitment to the town.

Readers are being urged to put their names to the petition, which is calling on the company to reconsider its plans which could see it leave Weymouth.

The petition says that Weymouth enjoys a good relationship with the Channel Islands and the cross-Channel ferry link is a vital asset.

The ferry operation is worth millions to the local economy and its impact is felt all over the borough.

It comes after the shock news about uncertainty for the future of Condor Ferries operation in the town.

On Thursday the Echo reported the resort could lose cross-Channel ferry services unless £10million is spent on making a harbour berth fit for purpose to accommodate a new, larger vessel.

It comes after Weymouth and Portland Borough Council spent more than £4million repairing another berth so Condor could return last year.

Condor has rejected using the refurbished No 3 berth due to the size of the new vessel and instead favours No 1 berth.

If work on No1 berth went ahead, it is understood Condor would switch sailings to Poole for a year from 2015.

  • To sign the petition visit and click on the picture of Condor.