THE Vale council is inviting people to register your interest to purchase an annual pass for one of Barry Island’s beach huts.

The colourful beach huts sit either side of the climbing wall on the eastern promenade.

They provide visitors with a base for the day, a place to change and somewhere to store possessions – as well as offering views across Whitmore Bay.

The small huts have electricity sockets inside and the large ones also have access to running water.

There will be six large huts and six small huts available to rent for the year, with the rental agreement commencing April 01, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Vale council cabinet member for education and regeneration, Cllr Lis Burnett said: “Since building the beach huts, they’ve been a real success and are in high demand.

“It’s brilliant that residents will have the opportunity to make use of them throughout the year, and I’m sure they’ll benefit even more once summer arrives.

"I’d encourage all to register their interest.”

The closing date for expressing interest is 12pm on Friday, March 6.

To register and interest, call C1V on 01446 700111.

The council is unable to accept requests for commercial use.

If interest exceeds the number of huts available, then the council will conduct a draw that will take place during the week commencing March 9, 2020.

The proposed charge for large huts is £750 per annum, and £550 for a small hut for the 2020/21 season.

This proposal is subject to Vale council cabinet approval.