12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014
9:39pm Wednesday 18th June 2014
A Huge thanks go out to all those intrepid volunteers who once again have worked their fingers to the knuckle planting away the hanging baskets and then hanging them around the park area. In total 24 hanging baskets have been sited and with the watering throughout the summer provide a real blast of colour throughout the holiday season. I am reliably informed that those involved so far are Laurie, John , Rose , Tom and Muriel. They chose the hottest day of the year so far to plant out and put into position the 24 baskets, which is a real work out in itself!
9:03pm Wednesday 18th June 2014
Weymouth Carnival Day is fast approaching and as always it seems that for us residents of The Park District it is an event that is on our very own front doorstep, so to speak. Consequently many of us do tend to get involved wherever we can. This year being no exception.
10:46pm Thursday 12th June 2014
St John’s Church invites you for Tea and Songs of Praise at the Park Church Centre, Chelmsford St:, Weymouth on 4.30pm Sunday July 13 2014. We will give thanks for loved ones who have died both recently and longer ago in this anniversary year of the start of World War 1 For more information please contact Tim Greenslade on 01305 771938
9:32pm Thursday 12th June 2014
For those of you that do want to get your brainb cells perked up and at their prime, the dates for the folowing Community Quiz NIghts at the Park Community Centre in Chelmsford Street, Weymouth, are as follows:-
9:39pm Monday 9th June 2014
8:52pm Monday 9th June 2014
8:59pm Tuesday 13th May 2014
Something for everyone, reminder about changes to our rubbish collection and the public meeting in the area, new courses at the Weymouth College. a sing and dance workshop, a new creative domestic abuse networking day, a survey for people who have used patient transport
8:50pm Tuesday 13th May 2014
Finally there is a lovely new leaflet entitled “Keep Calm and Hang Up” Its all about those phone calls we get, for example telling us there is something wrong with our computers, something wrong with our phone lines, we are entitled to a tax refund, etc.
7:11pm Monday 17th March 2014
6:58pm Monday 17th March 2014
6:52pm Monday 17th March 2014
4:33pm Friday 11th October 2013
4:28pm Wednesday 4th September 2013
The Park District Newsletter has gone Missing In Action, so until such time as it rematerializes through our letter boxes in the manner of Dr Who and the Tardis, here is the current state of play at the Centre!!
8:37pm Tuesday 11th June 2013
7:22pm Sunday 26th May 2013
10:16pm Thursday 28th March 2013
Back in 2010, the Waterside Forum, Park Community Centre, had the idea to jump on the (still current) trend to have a resident choir, although at the time we didn't think of it as much as having a choir, as perhaps just a way of learning to sing with confidence in a group. 12 months funding was obtained from a Lottery Grant with the "Cant Sing? Neither Can We!" project suddenly becoming a serious issue. The call went out to all singing /music teachers in the area, to see who would be prepared to take the residents tuning issues on, and who it was felt would suit the relaxed attitude that is prevalent in the area.
1:45pm Friday 1st March 2013
Elaine has now recovered from her hand operation and has now resumed her "Energise with Elaine- Exercise for the over 50's/Fit as a Fiddle". We are pleased to see her return to full health and resume her classes. If you would like to join in with her exercise group, which aims to improve health balance strength and mobility in a fun relaxed and social atmosphere. All abilities are catered for. You can try out for free and future sessions cost £5.00 each. The class takes place on Tuesdays from 1 until 2pm. If you want further information please contact Elaine directly on 01929 462916/07967 203581 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org
11:44am Friday 1st March 2013
The new table tennis table finally arrived at Park Community Centre and had its inaugural matches played by the Park Youth Club (PDY). The funding for this was received from the Co-operative Community Fund and was for providing activities for the Tuesday Evening Youth Club. PDY members are really pleased with the new addition to their facilities and want to send out their thanks for the funding to everyone who was involved in submitting the application for the funding and also to The Co-operative Community Fund for allocating the money to their Youth Club.
11:03am Friday 1st March 2013
Februarys Quiz Night was attended by 11 teams, (55 quizzers in total) and was held by Quiz Mistress Cynthia who taxed the community’s brains with a fine mix of brainteasers. The “Happy Snappers” won the £25.00 cash prize, with runners up “Mixed Bunch” being awarded a healthy round of applause.
10:42am Friday 1st March 2013
Two registered charities (Waterside Weymouth Community Forum & Weymouth Community Volunteers) are working together on the latest “street art” project. “Art in the Park”. They will be repainting the Park Community Centre Chelmsford Street. Weymouth Community Volunteers have a gang of willing volunteers who are very happy to give up their free time to help the Community Centre which is the hub of the Park District and is used every day by various community groups and organisations, it has no paid workers and is soley run by volunteers. The paint has been supplied by Dulux, (with help from Groundwork South, another community charity based in the South). The paint will be used for painting the hall, used by many organisations, including the Park Youth club who are keen to put outline silhouettes of themselves on the lower part of the walls. The stairwell, small kitchen and reception area will all be painted to give the centre a more professional and welcoming feeling. The recycling centre will be given a lick of paint to brighten up the doors and the wooden planters will be given a fresh colour to brighten the area up around the train station. The second part of the project is to paint artwork on boards which will be placed in and around the park area – to brighten the area up and give residents a stronger pride in their area. And this is where the whole community can join in. You do not have to be an artist. Guidance will be given to all age groups by local artist Pete Sheridan, who will be on hand with designs and stensils. And there is a rumour there will even be refreshments. So If you want to come along and paint a board:- The venue and dates are:- All being held at The Park Community Centre Chelmsford Street, Weymouth
10:26pm Thursday 7th February 2013
The next Community Quiz Night will be held on Saturday February 23 at 7pm at The Park Community Centre Chelmsford Street, Weymouth. As usual it costs £3.00 per person, teams can now be upto 6 people, and you can come along with your own ready made team or take pot luck and join a team on the night. The entry fee also includes a light buffet! This Quiz has been steadily increasing in popularity in recent months and as a result the evenings have become more and more entertaining.
9:54pm Thursday 7th February 2013
5:36pm Friday 1st February 2013
5:26pm Friday 1st February 2013
8:26pm Wednesday 9th January 2013
2012 was a good year in many ways but for me it was blighted due to an accident at the zebra crossing at Westerhall/Dorchester Rd/Carlton Road at the beginning of October. Now, every time I drive past this Zebra crossing, it is brought home to me how poor the visibility is, and how difficult it is to see anyone, but especially the smaller pedestrians, approaching the crossing. Every time I use the crossing as a pedestrian, (especially on my way to physiotherapy) I realise how many cars don’t realise that a pedestrian is waiting to cross, and I count the number of times I have stood at the road side while car after car goes past without stopping. Everytime I approach the crossing as a driver I find myself slowing down in an attempt to see any pedestrians waiting to use the crossing. As a driver, I may not have hit anyone myself, but I realise this doesn’t mean there is not an issue with the layout. If you also think this crossing could do with some improvement, please email me. In the meantime I would like to send out my (very belated) thanks to all the Mums who stopped and offered help and support to me, and also to all their well behaved children for allowing their help to be offered, as well as all the fire crew, ambulance and police who attended. This was truly a most scary time of my life, and I really cannot imagine why this crossing has not been reviewed by the powers that be. Maybe 2013 can be the year this crossing gets a revamp at the very least and a replan at the best.
8:18pm Wednesday 9th January 2013
9:42pm Wednesday 12th December 2012
8:11pm Wednesday 5th December 2012
Just a quick reminder to everyone who wanted to take part in The Group Carol Singing session that we start from the Park Community Centre Chelmsford Street Weymouth at 7pm and wander around the streets in an semi organised fashion, singing well loved carols (to the basic tune we all mostly learnt as children) and reducing our neighbours to tears, (with the beauty of our voices - of course!)
8:02pm Wednesday 5th December 2012
7:33pm Wednesday 5th December 2012
4:44pm Thursday 29th November 2012
4:31pm Thursday 29th November 2012
4:09pm Thursday 29th November 2012
3:56pm Thursday 29th November 2012
I heard a rumour Christmas was approaching fast, and when I received my email from Tim Greenslade at St Johns Church about the annual Carol Singing I knew I wasn’t mistaken. As usual we all meet up at the Park Community Centre on Chelmsford Street at 7pm on Tuesday December 11 and Wednesday December 12 2012. We get ourselves organised, hand out the carol sheets, who is going to hold the words, who holds the torch and off we go, An hour is normally the limit, but it doesn’t matter if you are not able to manage that long. Anyone can join in; there are no special verses or tunes that no one else knows. It’s the Christmas Carols we were (mostly) brought up singing. In previous years carol sheets were provided, but it is advisable to bring yourself a way of lighting them up so you can see what your singing. Generally we don’t go out of our way to collect money, but if some is offered it is usually passed onto the Mayors Charity Fund. I myself have taken part in previous years and on occasion had even noticed that our renditions had reduced our neighbours to tears, I like to think because of the songs we sang and the way in which we sang them.
3:51pm Thursday 29th November 2012
The Waterside Art Group is held at the Park Community Centre every Thursday from 10 until 12 Noon. The Group will be continuing all the way through the Christmas Season, with no days off for good behaviour!
3:47pm Thursday 29th November 2012
2:00pm Monday 22nd October 2012
The Park Community Centre at Chelmsford Street Weymouth will be holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday October 27 from 10.30am. Any clean, serviceable jumble can be left with our volunteers at the centre, Monday to Friday between 10am and noon.
10:46pm Friday 12th October 2012
10:30pm Friday 12th October 2012
A few of the varied events and ongoing classes and groups that are run from the Centre. Something for all ages and pockets. There is so much more available, please do pop in, the centre is open weekday mornings from 10am until 12.00 noon.
10:07pm Friday 12th October 2012
When we were toddlers we breathed correctly, but as we grow older many of us lose the knack. This class is for breathing and stretching and retrains our breathing technique. If you find you lift your chest as you breathe in, then you are "filling up" instead of "breathing deep"
9:59pm Friday 12th October 2012
St Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church at 38 Dorchester Road, Weymouth may have closed down but Brownies/ Girl Guides can still be found in the Hall on Wednesday nights from 5 pm until 6.30pm. Lorna Channock has taken over with Jodie Edwards as her assistant and together they have lots of activities planned for this term. So if you have a daughter aged 7 to 10 and would like her to learn some team bonding skills as well as developing many other talents through bag making, apple tasting, hula hoop weaving, scarecrow making, plaited weather men, and playing and learning new games, then Lorna and Jodie would be delighted to see you at the Hall. As an added enticement, Lorna is also organising a Brownie Pack holiday for Easter so if you would like to know more, she can be found at St Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church Hall at 38 Dorchester Road Weymouth on Wednesdays from 5pm until 6.30pm.
8:38pm Wednesday 19th September 2012
The Sea Front Stall on the Esplanade took place on Saturday September 15 . The Forum Treasurer, Dave Burchill, announced that the combination of volunteers and good weather made the stall a success with £283.87 being raised for the Forum coffers . Dave would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who donated his or her quality items, helped to get it ready, volunteered for working on the stall and who came along on the day and bought something from them.
8:25pm Wednesday 19th September 2012
The Dance Mat Sessions at The Park Community Centre, Chelmsford Street, Weymouth are restarting on Friday September 21 and continue for the following five Fridays, so that’s September 28, October 5th, October 12th and October 19th . However the times have now changed and are now from 4 – 5 pm for the easy workout , and from 5 - 6 for those with increased fitness levels . These sessions are FREE! All ages and abilities are welcome, Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. All you need to bring is flat shoes with no slip soles or trainers.
5:21pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012
1:41pm Sunday 19th August 2012
7:31pm Saturday 7th July 2012
3:22pm Thursday 21st June 2012
Keeping Active at the Park Community Centre, Chelmsford Street Weymouth It may surprise everyone to hear of just how many different ways there are to keep fit or active at the Community Centre throughout the week.
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