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Weymouth Town Council lighting up the Jubilee Clock for good causes

After lighting up the Jubilee Clock throughout 2021, the council will once again be lighting up the clock face of the iconic Weymouth landmark in 2022 to raise awareness for good causes.

After considering nominations from the public, the following charities and events have been chosen by a panel of councillors:

National Apprenticeship Week 7th-13th February

Weymouth Street Pastors 25th-28th February

Julian House 11th-14th March

MYTIME Young Carers 16th March

Marie Curie 23rd March

Young Epilepsy / Epilepsy Action 26th March

Autism Acceptance Week 28th March-3rd April

Weymouth Town Charities 8th April

Weymouth and Portland Scouts 22nd-25th April

RNLI May Day Campaign 1st May

Dorset Mind / Mental Health Week 9th-15th May

Foggys 12th May

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2nd-5th June

Weymouth Armed Forces & Veterans Celebrations 17th-20th June

For more information about the chosen causes, visit our website: www.weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/light-our-jubilee-clock-for-charity/

In addition to the agreed lighting schedule, the clock has also been lit up in blue and yellow to show our solidarity with Ukraine – the clock will continue to be lit up in these colours when possible.

At the meeting of Services Committee in December 2021, it was agreed that a members panel would be formed to review and agree the nominations for the lighting up of the Jubilee Clock for 2022. This panel comprised Cllr Colin Huckle (Mayor), Cllr Ann Weaving (Deputy Mayor) and Cllr Tia Roos.

The panel will meet again in June to discuss through and confirm the lighting schedule for July to December 2022.

Cllr Colin Huckle, Mayor of Weymouth, said: “We’re delighted to once again be raising awareness for charities and good causes using this well-known landmark. The Jubilee Clock is one of Weymouth’s most recognisable sights and a proud symbol of Weymouth’s heritage.

“I’m very pleased that we received such a diverse range of nominations from the public and that these worthy causes will now be highlighted by us. Photos of the clock face being lit up in its various colours will be shared on Weymouth Town Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages.”