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Weymouth housing estate gets given splash of colour with art project
A SPLASH of colour is coming to a Weymouth housing estate thanks to a new art project.
Partners are joining forces to brighten up the Park District and rid the area of anti-social graffiti.
Artworks will be added to walls around the town centre neighbourhood following workshops involving residents, to be held in the coming months led by Dorset artist Pete Sheridan.
The first part of the project involves repainting the Park Community Centre, the hub of local activities and the base for the Waterside Weymouth Community Forum.
Weymouth Community Volunteers has a gang of willing helpers who have been happy to give up time to help with the paint job.
Green charity Groundwork South helped to secure the paint from Dulux, which will be used for painting the upstairs hall, used for different events and the meeting place for the local youth club.
The stairwell, small kitchen and reception area will also be painted as well as the recycling centre and the wooden planters along the train station wall.
Forum chairman John Morse said: “I welcome this project. Parts of the community centre haven’t been decorated for years. The hall upstairs in particular has been the same colour for at least 12 years so it will be nice to see it get a lick of paint.
“A bright colour scheme has ban chosen to make it more attractive.”
Community development worker for Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Julie Hursthouse said the second part of the project to place artwork around the streets would brighten up the area and boost community pride.
Anyone wishing to get involved with the project should call Julie Hursthouse on 07980 730029 or email email@example.com.