Seafront events start Streetlife chat

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 July 2015

Weston seafront is home to several large events every year.

Weston seafront is home to several large events every year.

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WESTON was alive with seafront events at the weekend, which sparked some lively debate on Streetlife.

Revellers descended on the Corona Sunsets music festival, which took place on the Beach Lawns throughout the day on Saturday, while the Volleyball England beach tournament took place on both Saturday and Sunday.

However, some Streetlifers felt the time spent setting up and dismantling these events was too long.

Sarah W reported preparations for both events started as early as July 6 – some five days before they took place.

She said: “I noticed lots of lorries (on the beach) today (July 6) offloading Portacabins and lock-up boxes.

“Does anybody know why they are doing this? Also, do they really need to block the promenade off this early on in the week if an event is happening at the weekend?

“I think it’s brilliant these events bring tourists to the town. But I find it frustrating the seafront is shut off to traffic for possibly two weeks just for one weekend of entertainment.”

Pamela M added: “My husband and I regularly walk down the seafront and get fed up with it being continually closed for events.

“There must be some other way of hosting different events without it being closed.”

Clive G said: “Personally, I don’t have a problem with events being held in Weston.

“However, I do have major issues with making the area more ugly than it needs to be, (such as by putting) big prison-like gates on the lawns.”

Oli J added: “Weston’s becoming a real hub for great events throughout the year, and I think it’s fantastic.

“However, perhaps a little artistic direction wouldn’t go amiss to make the (town) look a little less ugly in places. Places like Margate have rebranded and are thriving – I don’t see why Weston can’t.”

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