Local musicians, pub and bar owners, and digital experts have joined together to create a 12-hour online music festival to help keep people at home and raise funds for the Dorset County Hospital Charity. From midday to midnight on Sunday 12th April, top names such as The Voice finalist Lauren Bannon, The Leggomen, Powley, and [...]
The community is central to the Council’s delivery, even more so now where we are all experiencing significant impacts on our lives. These are difficult times for everyone, but YOUR Town Council is here to help you where we can. Today, 1st April 2020, Weymouth Town Council is celebrating one year since it first came [...]
On 20 March 2020 the UK Government instructed all Restaurants, Bars, Clubs and Pubs to cease trading for an unspecified amount of time in an effort to minimise the spread of the Corona virus. Many businesses that have closed will now be looking now at ways to provide either takeaway or delivery services. We [...]
Hot on the heels of the recent launch of the Weymouth and Portland Journey Through Time Video a leaflet has been produced to help visitors discover more of the areas rich heritage. It will shortly be distributed and available at a number of visitor information points throughout the area. A printable PDF copy of [...]
Shalims Indian Restaurant is joining forces with Weymouth BID, WPCC, Weymouth Town Council, Booker Wholesale and Plastic Pollution Awareness to help make Weymouth A Plastic Free Community. ‘Plastic Free Communities’ is a movement set up by Surfer’s `Against Sewage, with the aim of reducing the amount of single use plastic we all use. So far, [...]
A bid by Portland Museum to Arts Council England has resulted in an exciting award of £27,600 to research and reveal the dramatic history, myths and legends of Church Ope Cove. Working in partnership with b-side and help from the local community, the project will lead to greater understanding of the original gateway to the [...]
Greenhill Gardens and Sandsfoot Gardens in Weymouth have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as two of the very best in the world.
Weymouth’s largest taxi firm, Weyline Taxis, have caused quite a stir with their Pride inspired taxi fleet. A rainbow minibus and fleet of cars joined Weyline’s 90 taxis, proudly displaying the Pride rainbow flag. Ian Ferguson, Managing Director of Weyline Taxis, tells us more: “When the organisers of Weymouth Pride approached me with their idea, [...]
Weymouth & Portland Pride have announced their line up & JLS singer Aston Merrygold is headlining their main stage! Its Official – The very first Weymouth & Portland Pride has launched over the Easter weekend and the mainstage line up has been announced!! Former JLS band member Aston Merrygold, will headline the mainstage on Saturday [...]
The event will take place July 26th-28th and promises to be a celebration of equality, diversity, community and all that this great area has to offer. The weekend of events is expected to attract thousands of visitors eager to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]