Round-up from Finance and Governance Committee
Grant applications to support gardening workshops were among items approved at a meeting of Weymouth Town Council’s Finance and Governance Committee on Wednesday 2nd February.
The Volunteer Centre Dorset was awarded £2,000 towards regular gardening workshops, which will be led by an experienced gardener. The sessions are due to run between March and October this year and will be open to centre volunteers and members of the public who want to learn new skills and pick up some gardening tips.
And £2,000 was awarded to Artwey towards the hire of a marquee to showcase work by Weymouth artists taking part in the Dorset Art Weeks, held at the Nothe Fort last year.
A summary of some of the other decisions agreed by the committee include:
- applying for a premises licence to serve alcohol at the Beach Café, with nearby catering kiosks able to do the same.
- £10,000 towards a community arts weekend in September, in conjunction with We Are Weymouth, which could be similar to the Activate Sense of Unity event held last year. This will now go to Full Council for a decision on the funding.
- space for two street food stalls to operate along the promenade opposite Alexandra Gardens to be trialled for one season.
- A vacant space at the beach control office should be used as a community space for social benefit, so the council will open a competitive tender process and invite submissions on its future use.
- Fairground fees for the coming financial year were agreed.
Cllr David Gray, Finance and Governance Committee Chair, said: “It’s great to see local organisations benefitting from grant funding to put on community events. And measures such as introducing more street food stalls along the promenade or plans for a large-scale event later this year all go towards helping to boost income generation in the town. It also provides residents and visitors with even more variety of things to enjoy in Weymouth.”
To view the agenda papers and background reports visit www.weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/committee
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