Published on: June 3, 2021

Douglass Beach: A Series of Measures to Be Implemented Soon

PRESS RELEASE
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Douglass Beach: A Series of Measures to Be Implemented Soon

Brome Lake, June 3rd, 2021 — The Town of Brome Lake is announcing the implementation of a series of measures to control the number of visitors frequenting Douglass Beach. These measures, which will be reinforced by the presence of a security officer, will take effect on Saturday, June 19, at the same time as the lifeguards take up their duties.

For people living outside of Brome Lake, access to the beach will only be possible through the parking lot, by presenting a ticket acquired at the parking meter.

As for the residents of Brome Lake, they will be able to enter the site with a bracelet on their wrist (or a proof of residence). Wristbands will be available starting Monday, June 14 at Town Hall and at the Centre Lac-Brome. Parking spaces will also be reserved for them.

The windshield sticker system will be maintained, allowing residents to avoid having to pay to park their cars. Stickers purchased in the past two years are still valid.

“We are expecting another busy summer at our beach, especially with the closure of the border with the United States,” said Brome Lake Mayor Richard Burcombe. “We had to act for the safety of our visitors. The situation was chaotic on many occasions last year and we learned from it. A lot of work has been done in the last few months to find solutions that are within our means and to prevent abuses.”

The Douglass Beach parking lot is currently being paved, after which a parking ban will affect buses, recreational vehicles exceeding 22 feet, and vehicles with trailers.

Visitors and residents are encouraged to consult the Town’s website for specific guidelines before travelling. The Town of Brome Lake is monitoring the health situation and will take the necessary steps during the summer to adjust to the recommendations of Public Health.

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