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Round-up from March Services Committee

For all the latest information on Weymouth Town Council’s Services Committee, read our round-up from last night’s meeting (Wednesday 2nd March).  

A series of community events organised by Weymouth Town Council will take place at various locations across the town, starting in Westham with a nature-themed family-friendly event in the Easter school holidays.  

Some of the other dates included as part of the series include the Mayor’s community event in Lodmoor in May, a community extravaganza at Littlemoor in August, and a picnic planned at Nothe Gardens to help raise awareness of the Friends Groups and volunteering. This event will also be used to unveil a new sculpture commemorating the tenth anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics when Weymouth hosted the sailing events. A date will be announced in due course. 

The design for the new sculpture was also selected and features a sail boat with waves sculpted from Portland stone , and artist Brendon Murless will create the installation. More details on the background to this project is here.  

Seafront firework displays were also considered. Councillors agreed to a display in June to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, three displays in August – two of which will be low noise – along with a Bonfire night event in November. Councillors also requested officers investigate costs of an environmental impact assessment to consider the impact of these events.  

A beacon lighting ceremony will also take place on Thursday 2nd June to kick off celebrations for the bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  

And some additional dates for fairground rides were also agreed for June and July, with councillors recommending smaller fairground rides should be located on the Promenade north of the Jubilee Clock.   

Cllr Ryan Hope, Chair of Services Committee, said: “What a fantastic line-up of events we have to look forward to in Weymouth this year. From the extra bank holiday weekend commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, to a series of community-based events for all the family to enjoy, our town continues to attract visitors and give a welcome boost to the local economy too.” 

Artist’s impression of how the installation would look at the location.

To view all the supporting committee reports, visit https://www.weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/committee/  

ENDS

Notes to Editors 

For more information about the work of sculptor Brendon Murless visit www.brendonmurless.com

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