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Weymouth Bay has always offered a safe anchorage to vessels of all sizes due to being sheltered from westerly storms by Portland and the Chesil Beach. Not though since the days when the Royal Navy was based in Portland have so many huge ships been seen at anchor relatively [...]
Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at these establishments in the Weymouth and Portland area to get 50% off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person if you eat or drink in every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 August [...]
Nothe Fort is finally back open today ( 11 July) and ready to commence the 2020 season! With thanks to the many who contributed to their recent crowdfunder campaign and the match funded grant from Dorset LEP. They're ready to welcome visitors back and enjoy the improvements that have [...]
Sergey Klimenko takes you on a trip around Weymouth with the help of David Taylor a well known local character and proprietor of Weymouth harbourside's Chatsworth Hotel and Harbour Terrace Restaurant.
It is with great sadness that Weymouth Town Council announces the cancellation of the planned events to celebrate and commemorate the 75th anniversaries of VJ & VE Day which were scheduled to take place over the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August. This is due to the present [...]
Today marks the 90th anniversary of opening of Weymouth's iconic Town Bridge on 4 July 1930 This video by Andy Prendergast gives a fascinating insight into the day to day workings of the bridge More about the history of the bridge here ...
Weymouth's new promenade colour changing LED lighting and the laser lighting will not be operating from 2nd July until 17th July while the control system components are moved back into the refurbished beach office. Temporary measures were made to control the lights and allow them to function during the beach [...]
Weymouth Beach Pedalos & Kayaks such a much-loved feature on Weymouth Beach will be back as from 4 July * subject to weather conditions. This year with a brand new fleet of 30 Pedalos! Trading Standards and the Weymouth Town Council have given the go-ahead for them to be operational [...]
Weymouth Town Bridge was officially opened at 12.30pm on 4th July 1930 during a grand opening ceremony by HRH Duke of York who later became King George VI. The first passage through the twin leaf bascule bridge was undertaken by the Cosens paddle steamer "EMPRESS". The £90,000 cost of the [...]
Weymouth Lifeguards & Greenhill rafts – update on current provision WeymouthTown Council and RNLI have been in close liaison and have managed to secure a full lifeguard service for Weymouth Central Beach which started on the 13th June. Sadly, the RNLI have also confirmed that they will not be in [...]
New temporary toilet facilities are being delivered to a prime location in Weymouth this week. The facilities will be situated on the Pavilion Forecourt and will be in operation from early July until Sunday 13th September serving Weymouth's main beach and north side of Weymouth Harbour. The temporary toilets have [...]
Following government guidelines, on Monday 15 June many of Dorset’s shops will be re-opening for business, and they need your support. Most shops and high streets across the county have been closed since the government introduced lockdown measures in order to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Now that [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
The final day for submitting your entries for Weymouth and Portland Pride Parade is Friday 5 July.