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7:11pm Monday 17th March 2014
Saturday February 21 saw another hugely successful community quiz at the Park Community Centre, Chelmsford Street. We had 52 residents turn up in 11 teams for a hugely entertaining evening A big thanks to all who helped with the event and especially to John for his huge organisational skills and for being the Quiz Master. The 11 teams provided a very close contest (half a point between the top two!)with "Secret Six" - winners, "Vals Team" runners up and "Laser Lovers"- mystery prize. The next quiz is on Saturday March 29 at 7pm, £3.50 per person entry fee which includes cash prizes and a delicious buffet pit your witts against the "Mighty Secret Six" or even the "Laser Lovers!"
6:58pm Monday 17th March 2014
Win Hudson was born on 8th March 1915 in Birmingham but has spent most of her life in Weymouth. Although losing her husband George after 60 years of marriage she makes the most of her time playing whist and attends the weekly whist drive at the Park Community Centre in Chelmsford Street every Thursday afternoon. She is pictured with her birthday flowers surrounded by her many friends at the Centre. Roll on the next year Win, for your 100th!!
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.
3:14pm Thursday 21st June 2012
The current “Lets Make It” project is still running with the last boat building session on Saturday June 30. The minimum age for this project is 12 years old, and if you meet this single criterion they would be delighted to have you come along and develop your own unique boat building skills. So far, several boats have been completed out of driftwood and these are going to be placed within the flowerbeds along the Esplanade, just in time for the Olympics, However there‘s plenty of materials left and the aim is to get as many unique individual boats made as possible.
3:03pm Thursday 21st June 2012
The Next Community Quiz will be held at the Park Community Centre, Chelmsford Street, Weymouth on Saturday July 21 at 7pm. The previous quiz was attended by 45 people and was a jolly affair. Cost is £3.00 per person, which includes light refreshments. The winning team collects a £25.00 prize. If you wish to bring your own drink please feel free, but remember to bring your own glasses as well.
10:07pm Wednesday 13th June 2012
Weymouth Bay Methodist Church are offering all visitors and residents a chance to visit the church and view two works of art that have been loaned by the Methodist Art Collection. The two pieces are by the artists Euloria Clarke and Maggie Hambling. The pieces will be on view during the Olympic fortnight.
6:34pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012
1:24pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012
12:35pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012
The next 2 quiz nights have been programmed in for Saturday June 9 and Saturday July 21 2012. As always the cost per person is £3.50 which does include light refreshments. Teams are of 4 people, you can come with your own ready made team, or come as a single person and get made into a team on the night. Quizzers are welcome to bring a bottle. This is always well attended, however it would be most helpful if quizzers could pre book wherever possible as this will enable the light buffet to be prepared for the number of people attending.
9:51pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012
During the 2 weeks of the Olympics the Weymouth Bay Methodist Church are holding an exhibition of local arts and crafts, (including sales). All they ask for is 10% of any sale to be given to the Church. If anyone is interested in taking part just contact Pete at Petenesphilp@homecall.co.uk or leave a message at the church.
9:33pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012
For those of you who aren’t aware there a heap of groups and classes held at the Park Community Centre every week. Some are free, some have a small cost. Here is a small example of what is on offer…. To see the whole variety then have a look at their web site www.theparkarea.co.uk Yoga classes are going to be held at the Park Community Centre from September 14th 2012. I know this is quite a bit of advance warning, but these classes get booked up really quickly. If you would be interested in joining in, and would like more information then please contact the instructor Kayla on 07919 001505 and leave your details for her, or alternatively leave your contact information at the Community Centre, when you pop in to use their FREE internet on their FREE pcs, or buy a few books, or even pick up a seagull proof refuse sack.
9:39pm Tuesday 1st May 2012
Weymouth Bay Methodist Church are delighted to announce that one of their members, Peter Clarke, is to be an official Olympic Torch Bearer. It is understood that his leg will be in the Chickerell area, but actual firm details are yet to be confirmed. However the church members are intending to be out in force to support him and cheer him on throughout this leg. If you have any ideas how to make this day even better for him then please contact the church on (01305) 839711.
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