Cllr Kevin Brookes was sworn in as Mayor at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Mayor Making ceremony last night (18/5/17).
Weymouth and Portland boast one of the UK’s leading annual veterans’ events, with a huge amount of activity going on! Magnificent historic military vehicle displays, exhibitions, vintage music and evocative memorabilia will be on show. One of the highlights will be a major military parade with over 2,000 marching veterans. Following on from last year’s success, we are… Read more How will you be celebrating Armed Forces Day?
People are being invited to come to a community drop-in to find out what is happening in Melcombe Regis.
Public service leaders have visited Melcombe Regis to examine how they can improve the lives of people who live and work there. Council, police, health and education leaders visited community centres and spoke to people working in the area. This included a local doctor, a police officer and the borough’s new Environmental Enforcement Officer. They… Read more How local bodies are working together to improve life in Melcombe Regis
County council elections were held on 4 May 2017. Here are the headlines…
Weymouth Sea Cadets set for Freedom Parade and Church Service The parade will take place in Weymouth Town Centre on Saturday 13 May at 1.30pm starting at Westham Bridge. The Freedom of the Borough was presented to the cadets in February 2017. This means they can exercise their right to march through the borough’s streets with drums beating and… Read more Freedom parade for Weymouth Sea Cadets
Dorset residents can enjoy discount deals at many of the county’s top attractions during the 12th annual Dorset Residents’ Week from 8 to 14 May, by using the special offer vouchers featured in the spring edition of Dorset County Council’s community newspaper ‘Your Dorset’.
Weymouth is about to catch a glimpse of history. A replica of a 16th century Spanish ship which sailed the seven seas delivering spices will dock in Weymouth Harbour in May. And visitors will be able to explore the vessel inside and out. By Alex Cummins The stunning NAO Victoria completed the greatest adventure in… Read more How to see a stunning 16th century ship in Weymouth Harbour this May
Weymouth’s Promenade, stretching from Brunswick Terrace to the Jurassic Rocks Café is set to undergo resurfacing works. The works will take place from 24 April and will last for the duration of the week. David Brown, Head of Assets and Infrastructure at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said: “These works are specifically targeting areas around… Read more Promenade set for resurfacing works
Theresa May has called a snap general election. The general election will take place on Thursday 8 June, on top of local elections, which take place on 4 May. Here’s more information about what it means for you. With both local and national elections on the horizon, here are six things you need to know:… Read more Six key questions about the general election
Residents of Weymouth and Portland are invited to a memorial service and short wreath laying in recognition of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) Day this month.
Weymouth’s Stone Pier is set to undergo minor maintenance works.
If you’ve received your council tax bill, you may notice some increases, including the adult social care precept. This is the second year this has been added to bills. We explain more about what this is and what it means for your bill. This year, the government has allowed councils, who are responsible for providing… Read more Your council tax bill explained – adult social care additions
The return of ITV’s award winning drama Broadchurch has put Dorset firmly back in the media spotlight. With West Bay taking centre stage once more the Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership are making the most of this opportunity to promote the Broadchurch filming locations to the millions of fans of the series.
Local businesses and residents are welcome to attend a one-stop-shop offering the latest tourism, entertainment and events guides for Weymouth and Portland.
Elections are being held across Dorset on 4 May 2017.
The 2017 Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic is in urgent need of financial support to guarantee the event going ahead this summer. The Championship, run by the Weymouth Volleyball Club, costs over £20,000 to host. The club is proud to have delivered a high class event for many years, this year however the club has a… Read more Sponsors needed for 2017 Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic
Food banks and advice organisations in Dorset have come together to explore how they can help each other do even more for those in need.
Dorset borough, district and town councils are set to host ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ events across the county on 13 March.
Residents are being warned to be on their guard for suspicious emails that aim to capture their personal details. It comes at a time when council tax bills are being sent to millions of homes across the country.