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Services Committee met on Wednesday 1st March to consider a range of items, including proposals to celebrate the King’s coronation in Weymouth.

Weymouth Town Council Services Committee have  agreed to a stage on the beach to hold a Coronation Community Concert on Sunday 7th May. The concert will feature local acts, performance groups and finish with a local headline band. Weymouth’s Youth Council will also be invited to be involved. A firework display will also take place on the Sunday, with more details to follow on timings.

Councillors also agreed funding worth £1,000 to encourage community groups to take part in the Big Help Out volunteering event on Monday 8th May, with £100 available to groups towards the cost of putting on an activity. This complements the small grants available for community celebrations over the special weekend which was made at a previous meeting. Local charities and organisations will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £350 to put on community picnics, flower shows, art projects, exhibitions or displays. Details on how to apply for funding will be released in due course.