On March 14, the Westport Board of Finance met to approve the town budget for the next fiscal year. At this meeting, the Parks & Recreation budget was reviewed and approved unanimously! This is a MAJOR milestone. Friends of Compo Beach attended and spoke to provide a summary of your comments in support of the budget and improvements planned for Compo Beach.
The approved budget included:
1.funding for police patrol and presence at the beach for the season including for consistent rule enforcement and parking management.
2.funding for an on-site beach manager to coordinate all of the activities at the beach (life guards, facilities, etc.) and stay on top of conditions at the beach
3.improved budgets for trash and bathroom clean up
Please note, the East Beach bathrooms are currently being refurbished and will be ready for Summer 2018.
We have updated our Goal Tracker to reflect fund approval.
The MARCH 21 Parks & Rec Commission meeting is critical to show up to in order to learn the final major changes being proposed for the summer of 2018. This is your opportunity to voice your input before key decisions and changes are locked down.
Topics should include:
1.Attend the Meeting!
2. Email us and Write to town leaders, with your concerns and ideas to fix Compo Beach
3. Subscribe here and tell your friends
4. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for news
We Westport residents love Compo Beach!
But summer 2017 was one for the record books: record crowds, record traffic, record problems with garbage, bathrooms, bad behavior. We'd like a course correction and we are joining our voices to get this fixed by Summer 2018!
1. Reduce the crowd sizes
2. Fix the traffic problem
3. Ensure parking for residents
4. Enforce rules for public behavior and courtesy
5. Ensure services such as boat ramps are accessible
6. Restore a safe, clean, environmentally sound beach
1. Meet with town leaders to raise our concerns
2. Provide them with feedback on any of their solutions
3. Organize residents to keep up our activity until the situation is fixed
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191 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880 USA
No. This is a non partisan initiative.
Yes. Weston residents have had long standing Westport beach privileges. This group has not been created to change that.
Yes, your comments and email address are known only to the site administrator. Feedback will be shared to the town anonymously. This email list will not be shared with anyone.
No! We have a long journey to get all 6 of our goals met with initiatives, policy changes, and funding in the 2018 budget.
Yes! Keep your thoughts and feedback coming!
Subscribe, spread the word, attend each Parks & Rec Commission Meeting and call/email to ask your RTM representative to support the goals of the Friends of Compo Beach