Residents are being asked to help fine-tune a plan to improve Weymouth seafront.

The views of local businesses and visitors are also being sought on key issues such as an enhanced promenade, Greenhill and Preston beach and better catering facilities along the promenade.

These views will help develop Weymouth's Seafront Masterplan.

Residents will also be able to give their opinion on pedestrian access to the Promenade and beach and facilities and activities for young people.

Weymouth Town Council is encouraging people to have their say on developing the masterplan.

Dorset Echo: Seafront masterplan proposals by Hemingway DesignSeafront masterplan proposals by Hemingway Design (Image: Hemingway Design)

Councillor Ryan Hope, chairman of the council's services committee, said: “The draft Seafront Masterplan proposals cover the Promenade walkway along the seafront near the Pavilion end of the beach up to Overcombe in the north.

“When people were asked for initial views on this last year, we were really encouraged by the response that was received. Now we want to fine-tune the proposals so we have a clear plan of action for what Weymouth Town Council can deliver for residents and visitors.

“So, whatever your age, we need you to give us your views in our short survey which runs for three weeks from today until August 15th. Go online to have your say.”

The current draft Seafront Masterplan drawn up by HemingwayDesign makes a range of recommendations to enhance Weymouth’s seafront.

Proposals will focus on a three-kilometre stretch of coastline including the beach and promenade close to Weymouth Pavilion Theatre in the south, to Overcombe Beach in the north.

Once the consultation closes, a report will then go to members on the town council’s Services Committee for consideration.

These committee meetings are open to members of the public who are encouraged to be part of the decision-making process and the meeting will be publicised in advance.

Last year’s survey received 2224 submissions with 68 per cent of respondents being residents of Weymouth and a further 12 per cent living elsewhere in Dorset.

Common themes of the 2022 survey suggested that the public wanted; more events, less cars, more public seating, more greenery/planting and shaded areas, more public toilets and shower facilities, as well as a reduction in anti-social behaviour.

Those interested have until Tuesday, August 15 to submit their views and ideas in a short survey which can be found here: