Councillors to discuss repeating Weymouth and Portland's celebratory summer

PARTS of a memorable Olympic summer could be repeated in Weymouth and Portland in 2013.

Weymouth and Portland borough councillors are to consider whether key aspects of this summer’s spectacular celebrations could be repeated.

Councillors will discuss whether to implement these plans at a meeting of the council’s management committee next month.

Projects being put forward as a priority include developing a 2013 Summer to Remember Festival and bringing back the beach sports area, live site, ambassadors and torch wading.

Another possible plan is to investigate whether a small part of Weymouth seafront could be pedestrianised and more cycle parking provided, Another priority could be to work with national tourism agencies to capitalise on the global Games time TV coverage of Weymouth and Portland.

The full report can be seen at dorsetforyou.com/managementcommittee/weymouthandportland.

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12:39pm Fri 21 Dec 12

TenBobDylanThomasHardy says...

Now that's what I call legacy.
A great idea hopefully it won't get bogged-down in nostalgia but will develop year on year
Now that's what I call legacy. A great idea hopefully it won't get bogged-down in nostalgia but will develop year on year TenBobDylanThomasHardy
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1:07pm Fri 21 Dec 12

rjimmer says...

If it results in free 1-hour parking disappearing, I will be going to Dorchester instead.
If it results in free 1-hour parking disappearing, I will be going to Dorchester instead. rjimmer
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1:18pm Fri 21 Dec 12

maximan says...

I thought they didn't have any money...couldn't afford to maintain their properties?
I thought they didn't have any money...couldn't afford to maintain their properties? maximan
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1:27pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Isosceles says...

'Another possible plan is to investigate whether a small part of Weymouth seafront could be pedestrianised'.

The last time I looked, pedestrians can walk from the Pavilion site to Overcombe Corner and back again, next to the beach, what more can they 'pedestrianise?.
'Another possible plan is to investigate whether a small part of Weymouth seafront could be pedestrianised'. The last time I looked, pedestrians can walk from the Pavilion site to Overcombe Corner and back again, next to the beach, what more can they 'pedestrianise?. Isosceles
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2:54pm Fri 21 Dec 12

niceonecyril says...

rjimmer wrote:
If it results in free 1-hour parking disappearing, I will be going to Dorchester instead.
I'm sure you won't be missed. So the expense of traveling to Dorchester saves on 1hr parking in Weymouth ?
[quote][p][bold]rjimmer[/bold] wrote: If it results in free 1-hour parking disappearing, I will be going to Dorchester instead.[/p][/quote]I'm sure you won't be missed. So the expense of traveling to Dorchester saves on 1hr parking in Weymouth ? niceonecyril
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2:56pm Fri 21 Dec 12

niceonecyril says...

Isosceles wrote:
'Another possible plan is to investigate whether a small part of Weymouth seafront could be pedestrianised'.

The last time I looked, pedestrians can walk from the Pavilion site to Overcombe Corner and back again, next to the beach, what more can they 'pedestrianise?.
In the real World, normally roads !
[quote][p][bold]Isosceles[/bold] wrote: 'Another possible plan is to investigate whether a small part of Weymouth seafront could be pedestrianised'. The last time I looked, pedestrians can walk from the Pavilion site to Overcombe Corner and back again, next to the beach, what more can they 'pedestrianise?.[/p][/quote]In the real World, normally roads ! niceonecyril
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4:33pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Isosceles says...

‘Another possible plan is to investigate whether a small part of Weymouth seafront could be pedestrianised’.
Last time I looked, it is possible for pedestrians to walk along the whole of the sea-front all the way from the Pavilion site to Overcombe Corner and back. What has changed? Which bit of the seafront is left to be pedestrianised?
‘Another possible plan is to investigate whether a small part of Weymouth seafront could be pedestrianised’. Last time I looked, it is possible for pedestrians to walk along the whole of the sea-front all the way from the Pavilion site to Overcombe Corner and back. What has changed? Which bit of the seafront is left to be pedestrianised? Isosceles
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4:34pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Isosceles says...

Sorry, The website didn't get updated (:o)
Sorry, The website didn't get updated (:o) Isosceles
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4:48pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Isosceles says...

niceonecyril
Thanks, pedestrianising roads is the last thing we want - we have managed for years with the Esplanade road open to vehicles throughout the summer, I thought that the council was skint, who is going to pay for the work involved in opening and closing the roads?
I would expect that shops and businesses along the closed roads will be pleased when they find out that deliveries won't be possible.
The Olympic period was a special case but I can't see deliveries taking place at night every year if this crack-brained scheme comes to fruition.
If taxis and emergency vehicles are offered a dispensation, who will ensure that other vehicles do not access the area? Does a locksmith, window cleaner, appliance repairer, etc. also qualify for exemption?
niceonecyril Thanks, pedestrianising roads is the last thing we want - we have managed for years with the Esplanade road open to vehicles throughout the summer, I thought that the council was skint, who is going to pay for the work involved in opening and closing the roads? I would expect that shops and businesses along the closed roads will be pleased when they find out that deliveries won't be possible. The Olympic period was a special case but I can't see deliveries taking place at night every year if this crack-brained scheme comes to fruition. If taxis and emergency vehicles are offered a dispensation, who will ensure that other vehicles do not access the area? Does a locksmith, window cleaner, appliance repairer, etc. also qualify for exemption? Isosceles
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5:32pm Fri 21 Dec 12

TenBobDylanThomasHardy says...

Oh how stupid of me to be optimistic, I forgot the three main criteria for being a Weymouth resident:
1. What's in it for me?
2. How much will it cost?
3. How can we blame our democratically elected Councillors? oh and of course, I forgot....
4. Will it inconvenience me using my car?

What a bunch of losers!
Oh how stupid of me to be optimistic, I forgot the three main criteria for being a Weymouth resident: 1. What's in it for me? 2. How much will it cost? 3. How can we blame our democratically elected Councillors? oh and of course, I forgot.... 4. Will it inconvenience me using my car? What a bunch of losers! TenBobDylanThomasHardy
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9:53pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Get a grip says...

maximan wrote:
I thought they didn't have any money...couldn't afford to maintain their properties?
Worse than that they have left a prime seafront flat empty for 3 years.
[quote][p][bold]maximan[/bold] wrote: I thought they didn't have any money...couldn't afford to maintain their properties?[/p][/quote]Worse than that they have left a prime seafront flat empty for 3 years. Get a grip
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10:57am Sat 22 Dec 12

MASK & SNORKEL says...

Make Weymouth free to park.......I just came back from Daventry, and it was free to park there and their town centre was heaving!!
Make Weymouth free to park.......I just came back from Daventry, and it was free to park there and their town centre was heaving!! MASK & SNORKEL
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8:48pm Mon 24 Dec 12

portland rebel says...

and who's going to pay for this.
and who's going to pay for this. portland rebel
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1:23am Tue 25 Dec 12

I'mavoter says...

TenBobDylanThomasHar
dy
wrote:
Oh how stupid of me to be optimistic, I forgot the three main criteria for being a Weymouth resident:
1. What's in it for me?
2. How much will it cost?
3. How can we blame our democratically elected Councillors? oh and of course, I forgot....
4. Will it inconvenience me using my car?

What a bunch of losers!
Sounds more like You are the self-centred one. There are great wide pavements on either side of the road, why the hell is it necessary for people to walk in the road ? And we now have more pedestrian crossings in Weymouth than ever before, but do thy use them ? No !
[quote][p][bold]TenBobDylanThomasHar dy[/bold] wrote: Oh how stupid of me to be optimistic, I forgot the three main criteria for being a Weymouth resident: 1. What's in it for me? 2. How much will it cost? 3. How can we blame our democratically elected Councillors? oh and of course, I forgot.... 4. Will it inconvenience me using my car? What a bunch of losers![/p][/quote]Sounds more like You are the self-centred one. There are great wide pavements on either side of the road, why the hell is it necessary for people to walk in the road ? And we now have more pedestrian crossings in Weymouth than ever before, but do thy use them ? No ! I'mavoter
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12:10pm Fri 28 Dec 12

ksmain says...

I'mavoter wrote:
TenBobDylanThomasHar dy wrote: Oh how stupid of me to be optimistic, I forgot the three main criteria for being a Weymouth resident: 1. What's in it for me? 2. How much will it cost? 3. How can we blame our democratically elected Councillors? oh and of course, I forgot.... 4. Will it inconvenience me using my car? What a bunch of losers!
Sounds more like You are the self-centred one. There are great wide pavements on either side of the road, why the hell is it necessary for people to walk in the road ? And we now have more pedestrian crossings in Weymouth than ever before, but do thy use them ? No !
I agree it is a pretty selfish comment. Unfortunately people need their cars to go to work, and that happens in the summer too, not just in the winter. And why shouldnt we be worried about tyhe cost? The extra cost will be paid by those of us paying Council Tax, and who is providing the extra money in our salaries to do this? If pedestrianisation is such a good idea along the Esplanade, why haven't other resorts done it? Probably as it will cause more conjestion. What else will they consider as part of this legacy - putting up the Park & Ride to £14.50 to deter people from coming here altogether?

I would settle for the Council doing what they should be doing - keeping the place tidy for one. Perhaps if they want to consider encouraging more people from coming down they should reduce car parking fees instead to encourage people here to shop in the town to prevent any more of it's businesses closing.
[quote][p][bold]I'mavoter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TenBobDylanThomasHar dy[/bold] wrote: Oh how stupid of me to be optimistic, I forgot the three main criteria for being a Weymouth resident: 1. What's in it for me? 2. How much will it cost? 3. How can we blame our democratically elected Councillors? oh and of course, I forgot.... 4. Will it inconvenience me using my car? What a bunch of losers![/p][/quote]Sounds more like You are the self-centred one. There are great wide pavements on either side of the road, why the hell is it necessary for people to walk in the road ? And we now have more pedestrian crossings in Weymouth than ever before, but do thy use them ? No ![/p][/quote]I agree it is a pretty selfish comment. Unfortunately people need their cars to go to work, and that happens in the summer too, not just in the winter. And why shouldnt we be worried about tyhe cost? The extra cost will be paid by those of us paying Council Tax, and who is providing the extra money in our salaries to do this? If pedestrianisation is such a good idea along the Esplanade, why haven't other resorts done it? Probably as it will cause more conjestion. What else will they consider as part of this legacy - putting up the Park & Ride to £14.50 to deter people from coming here altogether? I would settle for the Council doing what they should be doing - keeping the place tidy for one. Perhaps if they want to consider encouraging more people from coming down they should reduce car parking fees instead to encourage people here to shop in the town to prevent any more of it's businesses closing. ksmain
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