Round-up from January Services Committee
Weymouth Town Council’s Services Committee met last night (Wednesday 18th January) to consider a range of issues.
An item on fairground proposals for the coming year was deferred to an extraordinary meeting so that figures can be obtained from Dorset Council on how much it would cost to relocate the rides to the Swannery car park and explore full options for the Peninsula car park for future years. Jubilee Clock bookings included in the report were agreed, along with the rides over the Easter holidays at the Pavilion forecourt.
Following a survey conducted last year on ways to enhance the seafront, a further public consultation will be carried out to seek people’s views on the Seafront Masterplan. Details on how to take part in the consultation will be released in due course.
The committee did not support a request to fund further enhancements to the Station Gateway Pocket Park. And following the success of a series of community events organised by Weymouth Town Council last year, these will return in 2023, including the Community Expo event which will take place at the Jubilee Clock on Saturday 20th May.
Improved beach access at Greenhill was approved, and a trial of card payments alongside cash at one of the town council’s deck chair stack will take place over the summer season for beach hire including deckchairs and windbreaks.
Notes to Editors
Dates for fairground bookings at the Jubilee Clock as set out in the committee papers:
11th – 16th August for 5 days.
Proposed additional dates:
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th June for 3 days.
Friday 21st – Monday 24th July for 4 days.
Friday 28th – Monday 31st July 4 days. There is a firework display on the Monday evening.
Friday 4th – Monday 7th August 4 days. There may be a firework display on 7th August subject to sponsorship.