Video Mockup Illustrates Potential Of Weymouth Seafront Lighting Concept

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.

Following the consultation there will be an online survey for those interested in taking part at . The survey will be up for a week- and closes closes 9am Friday 25th May, and there’s no need to register on the site to be able to complete it.

You’ll also find lots more information on this page about the project and the open forum …

2018-12-12T19:17:44+00:00May 18th, 2018|Weymouth and Portland News|20 Comments


  1. Richard Yeomans May 18, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    That looks cheap and tacky. If I want that I’ll go to Blackpool. Weymouth should be trying to celebrate its Victorian and Georgian history, not turn the whole town into a second rate theme park.

  2. Christopher May 18, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Pretty, waste our money on this, then maybe you should listen to the public and put the fairy lights back up.

  3. Dennis May 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Will the sodium street lights on the other side of the post weaken the colour of the new lights making them look washed out? That would give an incipient feel to the place. The new light colour needs to be strong and bold. Otherwise the new scheme proposals are fantastic-could the theme /pattern of how they light up be regularly changed maybe every 24 hours it would prevent “so what” phenomenon after a while and I’m sure visitors would be attracted ed to business near the front by going to look to see what the display was “today”. Bold, strong, colorful contemporary display-bring it on and don’t switch off before 1.30am and give the impression it’s a town for old people who are in bed by 10pm. This is for holiday makers and other visitors to say wow and get them mentioning Weymouth increasing awareness of it and visiting-without them Weymouth won’t thrive.

  4. Dennis May 18, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    “Incipid” Not incipient!

  5. Neil May 18, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Hideous. Just bring back the fairy lights.

  6. Laurie Dell May 18, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I’m sorry but No. It all looks very gimmicky, I think locals want the seafront lit up at nights so it feels safe to walk along and I feel the only solution is bringing back the fairy lights.

  7. Bob May 18, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Money could have used better elsewhere

  8. Cheryl May 18, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Can they mimic the old fairy lights? I was born in Weymouth and loved the string of lights bordering the bay. Please bring back something similar to recreate that nostalgic, vintage feel that so many people – of all generations – love!

  9. Eve Jolliffe May 18, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    What don’t you understand about fairy lights that Weymouth people want. This latest idea is no better than the laser lights. Bring back our strings of light bulbs – they can still be LED.
    Look at the postcards of Weymouth esplanade in the 50’s and 60’s and see what we want.

  10. Mary Whywise May 18, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    You are joking we are a small seaside town not blackpool..try listening to weymouth people..surly its not rocket science guys..the fairy lights should never of been are all trying to take the character away from a pretty seaside town..please dont ..

  11. Mike Harvey May 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    All everyone wants is the fairy lights back or a cateenery led equivalent. This is a Victorian seafront, we do not want multicoloured trashy looking lights. The buildings are listed and need to be kept in character, the lighting should be the same!

    Why not launch a fund raising scheme if the lights are not affordable.

  12. J. fokey May 18, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I would have left a comment if I could have seen the video!!!!! How much more money is this incompetent council going to waste before they realise yet another costly mistake.

    My husband sent a photo of Torbay fairy lights, SOLAR PANELLED, which spreads for about 2/3 miles and looks amazing but of course this council is so short sighted they totally ignored this.

    They are running Weymouth down to become a second rate resort. It has so much potential, dampened by short sighted people who totally ignore popular local opinion.

  13. Jan May 19, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Not at all impressed, looks like a manic lot of traffic lights on steroids!

  14. Robbie Feltham May 19, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Dreadful , we want a string of LED fairy lights.

  15. Sue Molyneux December 12, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Have been ignored again everyone wants fairy lights another waste of money

  16. Susan Hillard December 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    When will the council learn to listen to the people they are the ones that voted you in. Now give them what they want fairy lights. Not impressed with the new scheme something of nothing.

  17. S LAWLEY December 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    NOT AT ALL GOOD FOR SUFFERERS OF EPILEPSY, can’t shout this loud enough, bad thinking.

  18. Mary Whywise December 12, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Please listen to local peoples comments..bring back the fairy lights..we dont want to look like other seaside towns..we are Weymouth..

  19. Katherine Harvey December 13, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Wildly expensive, distracting for drivers and huge problems for epileptics and migraine sufferers. Who thought this would be clever? This is a nightmare. What’s wrong with modern strings of fairy lights on a firm frame? Strings of lights are so varied and advanced now and much less expensive. We can do much much better than this.

  20. Tanya Ellis December 13, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Dreadful, what are the council thinking.
    It gives the appearance of poor thinking and that will have to do.
    We need to keep the quaintness of Weymouth..what is so hard about that.
    The flickering lights on a pole seem amateur,amusement arcadish and last but not least ….a teenage video game.
    Anyone that has epilepsy will need to walk with head and eyes down…….as will the rest of the town from sheer embarrassment of these wretched potential lights. Thank you and good night.
    P.S. Someone turn the lights off in the city council people’s heads as it appears no one is home…. tut tut ..such a waste.

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