THE Sandbanks Ferry service will be suspended for “essential” overnight maintenance works this weekend.

In a social media post, operators said the service would be closed at 9pm on Sunday, December 5 for maintenance to begin.

The last ferry from the Sandbanks side will be 8.40pm and the last ferry from the Studland side will be 8.50pm on Sunday evening.

A spokesperson apologised for any inconvenience to travellers.