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Residents living near Chesil Cove on Portland are invited to come along to a drop-in session to give their views on recent storm events and view the final plans for the Chesil Cove Emergency repairs.

The event takes place at The Little Ship, Victoria Square, Thursday 6 March, 4pm to 7pm, and is hosted by the Dorset Coast Forum.

The event will bring together the Environment Agency, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council officers, emergency planners, borough council engineers, contractors working on site, flood risk management officers and local geologists who will all be on hand to answer any questions.

The event will help give people a better understanding of the storm damage and how the emergency repair works affect them.

The organisations would also like to hear your thoughts about recent events regarding road closures, beach closures and flood warning systems and your feedback on the final plans for the emergency repairs, which will be available to view at the drop-in event.

Neil Watson, coastal engineer for The Environment Agency, said:  “We appreciate the last few months have been particularly difficult for the community. There has been a lot of conflicting information regarding the repair works and we would like to resolve any mis-communication at this event.

“All agencies involved will be on hand to answer any questions residents may have about recent events in an honest and open manner.

”We encourage as many people from the Chesil area to come along and join the discussion.”

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s briefholder for Environment and Sustainability, Cllr Ian Roebuck said ‘We are working with the Environment Agency and other organisations and experts to formulate a plan for the emergency repairs works and we would like to share these with you at this event. We would like as much feedback from you as possible and look forward to seeing you there.’