Delight as town receives cash

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WEYMOUTH has scooped £10,000 to help regenerates its town centre.

The Department of Communities and Local Government announced that Weymouth was one of 326 successful applications nationwide to become a Town Team Partner.

It is part of a wider national campaign to revitalise town centres.

The programme includes a special support package from the Association of Town Centre Management aimed at promoting best practices and shared learning from retail experts and town teams across the country. 

Nigel Reed, chairman of Weymouth Business Improvement District Ltd, said: "This funding provides a great opportunity to link the Weymouth BID and its work with other partners who can contribute in making Weymouth Town a successful and vibrant place.

"The experience on offer to Weymouth from tried and tested projects elsewhere will be an invaluable benefit."

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2:27pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Jello Biafra says...

I did my kitchen up for 10k?

Should go far!
I did my kitchen up for 10k? Should go far! Jello Biafra
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4:55pm Tue 30 Oct 12

dontbuyit says...

It'll be swallowed up for a couple of hours of consultancy fees.
It'll be swallowed up for a couple of hours of consultancy fees. dontbuyit
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5:05pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Dorset Guy says...

dontbuyit wrote:
It'll be swallowed up for a couple of hours of consultancy fees.
Wont even get that far - just the report to decide which consultant they wont listen to cos they have already decidet to paint the lamp posts red whire & blue ready for the next olympics
[quote][p][bold]dontbuyit[/bold] wrote: It'll be swallowed up for a couple of hours of consultancy fees.[/p][/quote]Wont even get that far - just the report to decide which consultant they wont listen to cos they have already decidet to paint the lamp posts red whire & blue ready for the next olympics Dorset Guy
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5:51pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Crabber says...

pmsl
pmsl Crabber
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11:15am Wed 31 Oct 12

shaun blondz says...

Should just about pay for another telemarketing campaign to get only
70 odd businesses to answer the phone !!!!!!!!!!!
Should just about pay for another telemarketing campaign to get only 70 odd businesses to answer the phone !!!!!!!!!!! shaun blondz
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12:08pm Wed 31 Oct 12

tarka says...

They could spend the £10K on bull manure and spread round Weymouth. But that’s not new they have doing it for years.

How about an underpass to nowhere, no we have one. Ok I give up I sure it can be wasted somewhere.
They could spend the £10K on bull manure and spread round Weymouth. But that’s not new they have doing it for years. How about an underpass to nowhere, no we have one. Ok I give up I sure it can be wasted somewhere. tarka
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12:11pm Wed 31 Oct 12

stench says...

10K...?

that's like my Nan giving me 50p and thinking i'm going to be able to actually buy somehting woth it. 'Don't spend it all at once' :)
10K...? that's like my Nan giving me 50p and thinking i'm going to be able to actually buy somehting woth it. 'Don't spend it all at once' :) stench
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3:54pm Wed 31 Oct 12

weymouthfox says...

Our town centre is slowing dying. Look at all the closed shops and the closing down sales. Traders suffered a poor summer due to the Olympics and a terrible autumn as the town is empty. Blame high business rates, greedy rent demands and high parking charges. I went to Morrisons this week for several items I might otherwise have bought in town, but saved the parking charges.
As for the £10,000 this will soon be swallowed up by some consultant and will make no difference at all.
PS. Is it true that Debenhams is leaving Weymouth after Christmas?
Our town centre is slowing dying. Look at all the closed shops and the closing down sales. Traders suffered a poor summer due to the Olympics and a terrible autumn as the town is empty. Blame high business rates, greedy rent demands and high parking charges. I went to Morrisons this week for several items I might otherwise have bought in town, but saved the parking charges. As for the £10,000 this will soon be swallowed up by some consultant and will make no difference at all. PS. Is it true that Debenhams is leaving Weymouth after Christmas? weymouthfox
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