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One week left to have your say on how Porthcawl waters should be used

With the deadline fast approaching, residents of Bridgend County Borough are being urged not to miss their opportunity to take part in a questionnaire on how they think the waters around Porthcawl Harbour should be used in the future.

A consultation is underway which seeks to determine if local byelaws dating back to 1953 remain suitable, or whether they need to be updated for modern use.

The consultation covers activities such as berthing, navigation, fishing, swimming, diving, parking, use of the lock gates and slipway, shoreline restrictions, waste, safety, security, penalties and more.

It also looks at how far watersport activities such as water-skiing, paddle boarding and kayaking should be supported.

Cllr Stuart Baldwin, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “The consultation opened in August and is set to end on Friday 14 November, so don’t delay if you want to have your say.

“The area around the marina and breakwater remains hugely popular, but it is also extremely busy.

“In addition to featuring the main approach in and out of the marina and being the busiest inshore lifeboat station in Wales, the waters at this end of Porthcawl are used for activities such as fishing, water-skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and more.

“We have already sought the views of organisations such as Porthcawl RNLI, the Harbour Boating Club and the National Coastwatch Institution, but want as many local people as possible to join in too.

“Visit to the council’s website to find out more or to complete the survey online

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