Round-up from Advisory Full Council
Last night’s packed Weymouth Town Council Advisory Full Council agenda saw a number of decisions made to benefit the town in the coming year.
People who are interested in making a difference and becoming a Weymouth town councillor were reminded about a vacancy that exists in the Westham West ward. The election for this seat will take place on Thursday 7th April. For further details, click here.
Councillors agreed a return to face-to-face meetings in the Council Chamber for Committees but agreed that Full Council meetings will remain online for the time being.
Weymouth could be set to host a major outdoor arts event in the autumn thanks to funding from the Town Centre Initiatives budget. £10,000 was agreed to support an outdoor arts event in September. It is hoped the event will be similar to the popular Activate Sense of Unity spectacle which dazzled crowds last autumn.
Railings on a section of the seafront in Weymouth which have been exposed to the elements over time are due to be replaced. £15,000 has been earmarked to carry out this work which will improve the attractiveness of the resort for the benefit of the wider community and visitors to the town. The section to be replaced before this year’s holiday season begins on the southern area of the promenade running north from ‘sea mine’ steps.
Plans to relocate the plant nursery from Lynch Lane to Tumbledown Farm community grow space were also discussed as the lease at the current site is due to end in 2024. Transferring the asset to Tumbledown will help to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the nursery and help provide people accessing Tumbledown with valuable opportunities to learn more about horticulture. A detailed business case will now be prepared to inform the final decision.
Lodmoor Country Park, Parson’s Road allotments, Pinemoor allotments and Sandsfoot Gardens are to be formally transferred from Dorset Council to Weymouth Town Council. This confirms agreements already in place since the Council started in April 2019.
And finally, a storeroom on Lennox Street which is owned by the council but is no longer needed is to be sold off and the funds used for the benefit of the town.