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New beach huts at Poole to ease waiting list

An artist impression of the new beach huts at Branksome Chine (east) Credit: Borough of Poole

Nearly 90 new beach buts will be built at Poole's beached to help reduce waiting lists.

The 88 huts will cost the Borough of Poole £1.35 million to build at three locations including Branksome Chine (East), Branksome Chine (West) and Flaghead Chine.

Some of the huts will be 'super-sized' huts - 33% bigger than standard huts. New access ramps will be built from the promenade to the new huts along with a brand new disbaled toilet.

Building work will begin in the week commencing January 12.

Cllr Xena Dion, cabinet portfolio holder for open spaces and beaches at the Borough of Poole said: 'It's an exciting and long-awaited building project for Poole beaches as we can start to reduce the waiting lists for our very popular beach huts.

Its a cost effective way to invest in the beach, provide local people and visitors with what they have asked for and generate further money that is needed to improve the infrastructure and facilities along the seafront.'

18 'super beach huts' up for grabs in Bournemouth

New 'super beach huts' are set to go on sale in Bournemouth.

All 18 of the huts are bigger than traditional ones, measuring around 4.3m x 2.3m.

Work to build the super huts , to the west of Alum Chine towards the Poole border, is set to start at the end of the month.

The huts are available on a first-come-first-served basis and new owners will be able to decorate the inside as they wish.

Currently, there is a 10-year waiting list for both private sites and annual lets in the area, but there is no queue for a super hut.

An artists impression of the what the super huts will look like along Bournemouth sea front Credit: Bournemouth Council


Beach hut waiting list re-opens

Poole's beach hut waiting list will re-open again today, having been closed for seven years. The borough council are also proposing to build 79 new huts along the beach throughout the next two years.

People wanting beach huts in Poole can join a waiting list Credit: ITV Meridian

Councillor Judy Butt, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Public Engagement and Participation, Borough of Poole, said: "Being able to invite our residents to join the waiting list for a beach hut at one of Poole's fantastic beaches is long overdue.

"Poole's beaches are one of our biggest assets and while we cannot offer people a beach hut immediately, I am delighted to be able to reopen the waiting list, after seven years this is really is a great step forward."

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See the beach hut valued at £200,000

A beach hut in Mudeford in Dorset is up for sale. The hut sleeps four, has no running water and boasts stunning views of the sea. An interesting listing... but what is surprising is that it will cost a buyer £200,000 pounds. Our reporter Kerry Swain went for a viewing.

The interviewees are: Sarah Litchfield, beach hut owner; and Neil Chalmers, Estate agent.

Beach huts broken into

Police at Hythe in Hampshire are investigating after 17 beach huts were broken into or damaged shortly before Christmas.

Between 2pm Saturday and 8am Sunday, December 22 and 23, thieves cut off padlocks and broke into the huts. Cutlery, gas cylinders and tea towels were stolen.

Police want to hear from anyone who noticed vehicles parked in the area of Calshot Beach at the time.