Borough of Poole’s councillors have shown unanimous support for additional investment to enhance Poole’s seafront
At their meeting on 15 November, councillors approved the Cabinet recommendation to invest a further £1.79M to improve seafront infrastructure.
This investment is in addition to the £3.62M the council committed to in July 2015 to develop new beach huts and will be funded through a mix of prudential borrowing and use of the Council’s Capital Contingency.
Cllr John Rampton, cabinet portfolio holder for the environment and beaches, Borough of Poole, said, “Our Blue Flag beaches are a fantastic asset and it is vital that we invest to ensure their long-term future and that they remain a great place for residents and visitors to Poole.
“I am pleased that councillors have supported this project which will provide a number of new and different types of beach huts, as well as a new cafe, refurbished toilets, including a DDA compliant toilet and public area.”
Invitations to tender for the construction of the building will now be prepared for advertising, with contracts expected to be awarded during the summer of 2017.
Should planning permission for the project be approved and tenders be successfully awarded, it is hoped that building works will start in September 2017.