CONTINUOUS vandalism to Lyme Regis’ glass eye on the Marine Parade will cost the town council more than £15,000 to fix it once and for all.

The glass on the distinctive feature to the upper part of the parade has been damaged again and councillors are looking at quotes to fill it with concrete to stop it happening again.

The glass was previously damaged in 2013, which cost around £5,000 to replace.

At the town council’s town management and highways committee last week, operations manager Matt Adamson-Drage, reported that it could cost up to £18,000.

He said: “We have had some quotes in for filling the glass eye with concrete – they are quite expensive and between £16,000 to £18,000, so we are about to assign a contractor for that.”

Cllr Brian Larcombe reassured councillors that although this was a lot, once it was done it will be done forever.

Mr Adamson-Drage added: “Bearing in mind replacing the glass in the glass eye is about £8,000 a time, so it could be cost effective, we have already replaced it once.”

He also reported that they were looking into additional CCTV cameras to be placed in the Jubilee Pavilion area following vandalism to glass panels, which are hoped to be replaced soon.

He said: “The glass balustrade area above the Jubilee Pavilion is getting a lot of vandalism at the moment, so we might get some extra provision of CCTV in that area.

“We are in progress with the insurers, and the company that originally fitted all that glass work has been asked to fit those, but I don’t have a timescale on that.

“They have always been quite good to date, we have had quite a few broken before and they come and replace them quite quickly, so I am hoping it will be done relatively soon.”