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Council to alert tenants to beach hut damage

Nearly 400 Council and privately-owned beach huts have been damaged at Bournemouth following violent wind, rain and exceptionally high tides on Friday. Around 30 are thought to be completely destroyed.

It's very distressing to see our award winning beach and seafront in such a terrible state. We know how much local families love their beach huts and many will be devastated to see the damage caused. Staff are focusing on the extensive beach clean-up and recovery operation. From Monday, we hope to begin to contact beach hut tenants whose huts have been damaged, but due to the ongoing recovery needs as well as the extensive nature of the damage - there are unfortunately a lot of people to call - this could take several days.”

– Chris Saunders, Seafront Services Manager

A list of those beach huts currently known to be damaged can be found on the Council’s website at www.bournemouth.gov.uk by clicking on the ‘Severe Weather’ feature.

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