Monday, January 06, 2014

Beach hut news roundup

There will be no enforcement action taken against a Bournemouth beach hut owner who refused to repaint his beach hut in more ‘uniform colours’, reports the Bournemouth Echo, after the owner John Sandford-Hart pointed out he had merely refreshed the blue and white stripes painted on the beach hut when he bought it five years ago... The BBC reports that in East Yorkshire, a Bridlington council scheme to rent out its beach chalets during the winter has been so successful that all 61 have been snapped up until March, and that next winter's waiting list is already filling up...
Businessman Peter de Savary is planning to splash out £1.5 million New Year on an extension including luxurious beach huts on the cliff-side alongside the de Savary family's Cary Arms Hotel at Babbacombe beach, reports the Torquay Herald Express... Canterbury City Council has been told by its lawyers to raise beach hut rents in order to act in taxpayers' best interests by running beach huts on a commercial basis, says the BBC... The East Anglian Daily Times reports that Tendring District Council has been repairing beach huts at the Wailings in Frinton after the recent bad weather (eight Grade II liste beach huts were also destroyed in a recent fire in Scarborough and six more in a landslip in Southbourne)
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