TOWN councillors were given a taste of a new feature to the Langmoor and Lister Gardens when they were lit-up in colour.

The seafront gardens in Lyme Regis are expected to be illuminated through a new lighting project by the town council.

John Newton, of Lyme Light, who does the lighting at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, joined councillors on February 13 for a demonstration on what it could look like.

Matt Adamson-Drage, operations manager at Lyme Regis Town Council, said: “We are hoping to fund this project through section 106 money.

“The project will take a couple of years to complete, with the first area hopefully finished by October or November.

“We are then intending to install lighting as the gardening team work through the beds, regenerating the gardens.

“The lights’ colours can be varied to create different effects and could be used to promote different town events. We intend to operate them most often when the nights begin to draw in.

“We will be lodging a planning application soon.”

Cllr Jeff Scowen said that even with just a few lights up for the temporary demonstration, the effect was ‘awesome’ and should prove a ‘popular attraction’ for all.