RESIDENTS are reminded they can have their say on a new lighting scheme for Weymouth seafront.

A drop-in session will be held tomorrow from 5pm-8pm in the restaurant at Weymouth Sea Life Centre, Lodmoor Country Park where people can find out more and give their views.

If travelling by car, park at the Beach car park in Preston Road as Lodmoor car park will be closed for Ironman preparations.

As part of Dorset Coastal Connections’ ‘People and Places' project, a grant has been secured to create a lighting scheme along the promenade.

The artist-designed scheme will be based upon the aspirations of the local community and will create a “new, exciting, attractive visual aesthetic” to complement the existing lighting scheme, both by day and night.

The project aims to draw people along the promenade from Greenhill and link to the north side of the Pavilion peninsula.

The scheme could involve a new version of the 'fairy lights' if that is what people want. 

Project co-ordinator Natalie Poulter said “It was great to see so many people attend the first community engagement session which took place on August 25 on the Esplanade.

“We are looking forward to hearing more people have their say at the next two engagement sessions.

“Understanding the thoughts and feelings of the local community and visitors is essential to this project and will help the project team get the right result for Weymouth.”

As well as Wednesday's session, another drop-in session will be on Monday, September 25 at the Park Community Centre, Chelmsford Street from 4.30pm-7.30pm.

If you cannot make these sessions, you can find further information and also have your say by completing an on-line survey about the Weymouth Promenade Lighting project at

The initial consultation will close on the September 30.