Ideas sought on town action plans

SKATE PARK IDEA: Christine James

SKATE PARK IDEA: Christine James

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DEVELOPMENT ideas for four ‘priority areas’ in Weymouth and Portland are being sought at an event in partnership with the borough council’s Working With You project.

Council chiefs are working with the community on action plans to tackle issues in Weymouth and Portland’s deprived wards.

Four ‘priority’ areas in the borough – Littlemoor, Melcombe Regis, Portland Underhill and Westham – are the focus of the Working with You project.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council aims to work with people in these communities and bring together groups with the aim of tackling crime and health problems and improving the quality of life for residents.

Parents and teenagers are encouraged to give their views at an event on March 1 at Weymouth Community Safety Centre, which is linked to the Fire Station on Radipole Lane.

The event will run from 10am until 2pm and there will be various stalls, raffles and tours around the fire station.

The day will have a specific focus on development in the community, especially ideas for a skate park or a free running area from 11am to 1pm.

Councillor Christine James said: “I would encourage youngsters and parents to go along with views on whether a skate park would be a desired item in the community.

“At the moment we are concerned that communities in Westham, Southill and Chickerell have nothing central to relate to and are considering a skate park or alternative to bringing communities together.”

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