Prevent the installation of barriers along Weymouth’s Harbour Wall

Prevent the installation of barriers along Weymouth’s Harbour Wall

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Tash Luther started this petition to Cllr Ray Bryan (Dorset council) and

The intention of Dorset Council is to install a 250m-long barrier which will start by the Town Bridge to the fish loading Bay Area. 

The council have not consulted the wider community about the aesthetic changes they are making to the harbour and using Health safety as a justification for the change. However, the wall is already significantly higher at the Town Bridge end which poses the question - why it’s necessary at this section harbour wall? What H&S measures are not met here which are met for the rest of harbour? 

Installing these railings will change the wider  aesthetics of the harbour. It will prevent families/tourists and passerby’s sitting on the harbour wall to enjoy the beautiful harbour that Weymouth has to offer. Which will have a knock on affect to small business on the harbour side. Railings will also encourage younger children to act in an irresponsible manner- climbing or sitting on them. 

Whilst I understand that we can not please every one in this world, I do think this change should be consulted on with the wider public. 

I would like challenge the council on the following points: 

  • Why has the public not been consulted? 
  • Why is the barrier only 250 meters and not around the full perimeter of the harbour wall?
  • Why are we having the railings? What other measures were considered as alternative? 
  • What has changed in the layout of harbour to require them now? 
  • Why weren’t they required before?
  • Are the rails being installed towards the water edge? Or road side?
  • Which DC committee did it go through for agreement? 
  • Is there a copy of the impact assessment available?  

Please support this petition if you feel these points should be answered. 

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