Dorset prepares for crowds this weekend

DORSET Council is reassuring local people that it has measures in place across the county to cope with any influx of visitors this weekend.

Now that most pubs, restaurants, bars, hotels and B&B businesses are open, the council is expecting Dorset to be busy this weekend, especially as the weather forecast is looking good.

Coastal towns and rural beaches are obvious hotspots and the council is confident it has robust plans in place, working alongside its partners, to manage the potential for high numbers of visitors across Dorset.

Anyone planning a day out is encouraged to ‘Know Before You Go’ and to plan ahead before setting off on a day trip.

It’s worth checking @TravelDorset Twitter account for any accidents, delays or roadworks. It’s also worth knowing where you might park when you reach your destination as some places require visitors to book parking in advance.

Lyme Regis does not require visitors to book parking in advance and all car parks are now open.

The council is also reminding visitors to be respectful to our local communities by not using disposable BBQs, taking litter home and to please park considerately.

Everyone should still be maintaining social distancing and keeping up with good hand washing practices whether on the beach, in a pub or out shopping.

For a full list of all Lyme Regis businesses which are now open, visit our ‘Shop Local’ page.

You can find details of other attractions, amenities and facilities that are now open by clicking here.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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