Work to replace sand on parts of Weymouth Beach and improve flood protection has been completed, Dorset Council says.

Dump trucks and excavators moved sand from the southern end of the beach, near the Pavilion, to the northern end near Greenhill.

Sand was moved from the lower part of the beach to ensure there was no shortage. It was then placed beneath the shingle at Greenhill, so the character of the beach has not been changed, the council says.

The work was done in co-ordination with Weymouth Town Council.

Rob Clarke, Dorset Council engineer, said: “The sand we moved had naturally worked its way along the beach.

"We simply moved it back to provide better protection to more vulnerable sections of the beach wall.

"This has raised the beach level and created a wider crest. This work is cost effective and contributes to the flood risk management of the town.”

The works were carried out in accordance with the Beach Management Plan.