Weymouth Town Council celebrates its 1st birthday
The community is central to the Council’s delivery, even more so now where we are all experiencing significant impacts on our lives. These are difficult times for everyone, but YOUR Town Council is here to help you where we can.
Today, 1st April 2020, Weymouth Town Council is celebrating one year since it first came into operation.
In that time, the Town Council has seamlessly taken on local services including parks, gardens, open spaces, cemeteries, allotments, beach, community development and town centre work, along with pushing forward new projects like the beach front toilets, seafront lighting and Tumbledown Farm.
Some major achievements over the past twelve months include:
- Declaring a climate change emergency in July 2019 and working on measures to address the Town Council’s impact on the environment
- Weymouth Beach being awarded the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards
- Greenhill and Sandsfoot Gardens being awarded the Green Flag
- Wyemouth Town Centre being awarded the Purple Flag
- Being recognised by the Civic Society Award for planting schemes at Greenhill, Sandsfoot and Radipole Gardens
- Enabling and supporting over 150 events
- Engaging over 7,000 members of public with the work of the Town Council
In the coming year we aim to:
- Examine all areas of our work to see how we can make the greener and cleaner in line with the Council declaring a climate change emergency in July 2019
- Look at the Tumbledown Farm site and how we can develop that into a local asset for all, and look at protecting green areas
- Speak to young people about how we can involve them in the Council’s work and get their input
- Determine if a Neighbourhood Plan for Weymouth would be beneficial to the area
- Ensure our operating systems are fit for purpose and make us efficient and effective as one of the country’s largest Town Councils
- Evaluate opportunities to bring in additional income so we can fund new projects and keep the precept low
- Engage with our residents to see what YOU want and how we can work together to make that happen
Town Clerk, Jane Biscombe said, “I am extremely proud of the Council’s achievements in the last 12 months. None of our success would have been possible without the dedicated staff team, committed Councillors, supportive partners and trusting residents, who continue to support the communities of Weymouth through the current difficult times.”
Weymouth Town Council is currently working hard to support communities with the current coronavirus pandemic and people can access local information here.