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Hosting an Event in Weymouth

Policies

Events Vision

That by 2025 Weymouth has developed a comprehensive programme of high-quality sustainable community inspired and tourism-based events and festivals that cultivates community creativity for maximum economic and environmental benefit and social enjoyment throughout the town council area.

Application Form

Weymouth has a long established history and tradition of hosting events and festivals. There is a comprehensive and diverse range of activities; from international events placing Weymouth on the world stage, to community events that have direct links to the wellbeing and cohesion of the local community.

The Event & Festival Application Procedure is set out to ensure a co-ordinated and effective management approach throughout the council for events staged on council land or for areas where the council has a management responsibility. It is designed to create a good standard and understanding of how each application will be processed in order to maintain efficient communication with each organiser.

To enable Weymouth Town Council and where appropriate, Dorset Council, to fully consider and assess your event application; you will need to complete this application form.

Applications should be submitted generally 3 months prior to the event date; although this will vary depending on the scale of your proposed activities. Larger major events could take between 6 and 12 months or more to organise and plan.

Please note that it is advisable to contact the Events Team prior to the submission of your application to verify that the event venue and facilities are available on the proposed date. (Please refer to the Event & Festivals Application Procedures).

How Can We Help You

Events and festivals are acknowledged in improving the quality of life to local communities.  They provide occasions for expressing collective belonging to a group or a place, creating opportunities for drawing on shared histories, cultural and ideals. They create prospects for community development and community-led events and activities.

The events section plays a valuable role by the enabling, delivering and facilitating the annual events programme which supports many community initiatives, charitable good causes and the local economy.

If you would like to organise an event in Weymouth, please get in touch either by email or phone and our Events Team can help in the following ways:

Planning and programming

Location, location, location

The application and booking of land

Event documentation

Link to other agencies

Funding assistance

Marketing and promotion

Contact

Finally, if you are planning an event in Weymouth, we are here to help, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Charlie Sheppard – Events Manager Tel: 01305 239309 Email: charliesheppard@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Weymouth Town Council, Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8NG