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."