Weymouth and Portland News

Weymouth & Portland Pride Main Stage Headline Acts Announced

2019-04-26T09:44:33+00:00April 26th, 2019|Weymouth and Portland News|

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 [...]

Business Steps In To Open New Weymouth Tourist Information Centre

2019-02-21T09:06:05+00:00February 21st, 2019|Weymouth and Portland News|

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 [...]

Individuals Being Commemorated in Dorset for Pages of the Sea

2018-11-02T16:05:59+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

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 [...]

Meet the Memo Project Team Drop In Sessions on Portland

2018-09-26T13:17:23+00:00September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized, Weymouth and Portland News|

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 [...]

Weymouth Carnival Air Displays 2018

2018-08-12T15:50:47+00:00August 12th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

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 Beach Wins Yet More Awards …

2018-05-17T12:15:55+00:00May 17th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

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 invited to exhibition of seafront lighting concept

2018-05-10T12:42:42+00:00May 10th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|

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 [...]