SANDBANKS Ferry services will finish early on Monday, so mechanical works can take place.

The last ferry from the Studland side will be 8.50pm, and the last ferry from the Sandbanks side will be 9pm.

A spokesman for the Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company said: "The ferry will close early to complete the works overnight to the main drive system.

"This will be for one night only, and service will re-commence at 7am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

"We apologise for any inconvenience."

Speaking earlier this year, after months of suspended services dating back to December, ferry company director Mike Keen said: "We are exploring all the options to finance the cost of a new ferry.

It is too early to say exactly when the ferry will be replaced, we are working on that with our naval architects, but we are committed to finding a sustainable replacement solution that makes business sense."