Did you know that visitors to Weymouth and Portland spend over 218 million pounds a year, with over 5 million day visits to West Dorset alone? And until recently, surprisingly, there was no dedicated Tourist Information Centre in the town. That was until local company, Dorset Cottage Holidays, stepped up to the mark and opened a [...]
Last summer you may have joined b-side on a WalkTalkArt event, as part of a public consultation conducted by b-side on behalf of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. The walks gave residents an opportunity to discuss ideas with others around what type of art, and which parts of Weymouth might be prioritised for [...]
The play area is suitable for children aged from three to 12 years. It includes a climbing hut, a seesaw, a trampoline, a combination swing, as well as many pieces of equipment suitable for children with disabilities.
With thanks to: South West IT, Dan Roads, Bibis Home, Rolly's Fudge Shop, Elephant Road, Bear Shop, Fantastic Sausage Factory, Limelight Boutique, Pure Hair & Beauty, Fiona Penny Sunflowers, Wessex Aerials FM
Saturday 1 December the entire town centre comes alive with the main attraction being a fantastic Giant Snow Globe outside Debenhams, where people will be instantly transported - for free - to their very own Christmas Wonderland.
Every year thousands of people line the harbour at Weymouth to witness this annual Lions event which has become a landmark event for the town. 498 swimmers took the plunge last year, which was a record, raising over £20,000* for a whole host of national and local charities.
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council have thanked everyone who entered the #loveweyportparks2018 photography competition this year.
INDIVIDUALS ANNOUNCED TO BE COMMEMORATED WITH SAND PORTRAITS AT WEYMOUTH AND LYME REGIS FOR DANNY BOYLE’S ARMISTICE COMMISSION Private Stanley McDougall VC and Rifleman Kulbir Thapa VC, who served in the First World War, will be commemorated in large-scale sand portraits for Danny Boyle’s Armistice commission Pages of the Sea in Dorset. On Sunday 11 [...]
Pages of the Sea ... Danny Boyle’s commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day will be taking place on Weymouth Beach on 11 November. On 11 November 2018, the public is invited to gather on beaches across the UK for an informal, nationwide gesture of [...]
After one of the best Summers in recent history, Weymouth’s thriving restaurant scene is booming and three local business are celebrating international recognition from the worlds largest travel site* TripAdvisor
In October 2017 Jurassica and the Memo Project joined forces in a partnership with Eden Project International Limited to develop a world class visitor destination on Portland . Keen to inform the public at all stages of the planning and development the project team have arranged the following public drop in sessions on Portland [...]
Councillors have backed ambitious plans to breathe fresh life into the landmark Weymouth Peninsula site. Members of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s Management Committee voted in favour of progressing the regeneration scheme when they met today, Tuesday 18 September. Iconic site [...]
Weymouth town centre is officially celebrating after receiving the news that we have been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag accreditation. We have been awarded this for our evening and night-time economy. Blue, Green… and now Purple! Similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches and the Green Flag award for gardens, already held in Weymouth, [...]
There was much disappointment this year when the Carnival Committee announced that the expected display by The RAF Red Arrows wouldn't be taking place on carnival day due to scheduling issues with the Red Arrows team. The carnival organisers have worked hard though to arrange an alternative airshow for Carnival Day on Wednesday 15 [...]
Weymouth and Portland Council have appointed b-side – a local arts organisation based in Dorset – to help us deliver an exciting new art installation in Weymouth. The aim is to deliver a high-quality, creative enhancement in the town centre. The team at b-side have a wealth of experience of commissioning both permanent, and temporary, public [...]
John Schlesinger's version of Thomas Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd was filmed mainly on location in Dorset in 1965, a number of scenes were shot in and around Weymouth. These included the circus scenes shot at Coombe Valley and this one shot on Weymouth [...]
This year Weymouth and Portland’s Parks and Gardens have some really exciting events planned from music to art to teddy bear’s picnics - there is something for everyone to enjoy! As most of these events are free, the whole family can come and enjoy a cheap and fun day out. There are 10 parks and [...]
Weymouth's new seafront lighting scheme gets a little closer today with an open forum at Weymouth Library today (18 May) and tomorrow (19 May) where all are invited to come and talk to the designers and feed their ideas into the design process.
This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is presenting 190 awards to England’s very best beaches, including 65 international Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (eight more than last year), with 42 beaches achieving both awards. This includes awards to Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Weymouth Beach. Weymouth Beach joins the country’s very best beaches, [...]
Weymouth residents will soon get their first peek at the potential new lighting scheme for the esplanade, as an exhibition is being planned to share the designers’ ideas and invite involvement from the community in shaping the lighting effects being displayed. Pictured above One aspect of the Weymouth Lighting concept The exhibition follows an initial [...]
Paul Atterbury was interviewed on Radio Solent this morning talking about how art and culture can improve the town. Images on this page The Boat Project 2012 and Nothe Fort Sound and Light Spectacular 2014 https://www.love-weymouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/radio-solent.mp3