Colourful welcome to Weymouth for visitors

Colourful welcome to Weymouth for visitors

HIGH STANDARDS: The planned 'We Welcome' WEYMOUTH-branded flags which will be going up along the Esplanade in the next few weeks thanks to the BID

IMPROVEMENTS: BID chairman Nigel Read

First published in News

Visitors to Weymouth will have a new sight to see as flags will soon be flying all along the Esplanade.

Weymouth BID have ordered 20 flags with variations on the ‘We Welcome’ WEYMOUTH branding to be hung from flag poles along the Esplanade, which are expected to be installed in the next few weeks.

The flag poles were initially installed as part of the town’s role hosting the 2012 Olympic sailing events, and in recent years have featured flags designed by pupils from local schools.

The brightly coloured flags are just one measure which will brighten up the town to make it more appealing to tourists, and Weymouth’s Business Improve-ment District says the measure is one development in a long line of promotions.

There will also be three large street banners in St Thomas’ and St Mary’s Street to promote Weymouth to the thousands of people who come to the town every year.

The flags and banners form part of a wider scheme run by the BID to ‘dress the town’ and make it more welcoming, which includes the recently-launched Weyfarer welcome volunteer scheme.

Last week the first group of volunteers completed their training and were on hand to greet nearly 600 passengers from German cruise ship Astor, which docked at Portland Port.

Weymouth BID manager Nigel Reed said: “The idea is to improve the look and feel of the town.

“One of the first things we looked at was putting flags back up on the Esplanade and in addition to posters on the rotundas along the Esplanade, which are already in place, there will be more coming to shops and the railway station as well.”

He added: “It’s an expansion of the ‘We Welcome, We Stay, We Play’ branding theme.

“The whole promotion will run throughout the town for visitors so they recognise the branding.”

For more information on Weymouth BID view weymouthbid.co.uk or call 01305 779410 for details.

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10:17am Tue 12 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

Wow, I feel really underwhelmed at this announcement (:o))
Wow, I feel really underwhelmed at this announcement (:o)) caapprentice
  • Score: -1

11:08am Tue 12 Aug 14

February1948 says...

caapprentice wrote:
Wow, I feel really underwhelmed at this announcement (:o))
Well, at least it'll cheer the place up a bit! It's been so gloomy in the past few years. I won't mention the much-missed fairy lights!
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: Wow, I feel really underwhelmed at this announcement (:o))[/p][/quote]Well, at least it'll cheer the place up a bit! It's been so gloomy in the past few years. I won't mention the much-missed fairy lights! February1948
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11:47am Tue 12 Aug 14

portland rebel says...

should this not have happened before the holiday season, or was this an after thought.
should this not have happened before the holiday season, or was this an after thought. portland rebel
  • Score: 4

11:57am Tue 12 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

portland rebel says...should this not have happened before the holiday season, or was this an after thought.
Come on - this is weymuff where forethought doesn't usually happen!
portland rebel says...should this not have happened before the holiday season, or was this an after thought. Come on - this is weymuff where forethought doesn't usually happen! caapprentice
  • Score: 3

12:56pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Kaptain_Von says...

I'm sure the flags will look absolutely lovely but surely the BID should be making Weymouth more welcoming to both tourists and locals by getting empty shops occupied, working with the police to move the street drinkers and drug addicts on (there's nothing less welcoming than having some drug addled, White Ace swilling down and out effing and jeffing at you after you declined to give them any "spiiire chiiinge") and with the council to get the litter sorted. Flags look nice but are ultimately window dressing when there are worse problems to be dealt with that stop people wanting to visit the town.
I'm sure the flags will look absolutely lovely but surely the BID should be making Weymouth more welcoming to both tourists and locals by getting empty shops occupied, working with the police to move the street drinkers and drug addicts on (there's nothing less welcoming than having some drug addled, White Ace swilling down and out effing and jeffing at you after you declined to give them any "spiiire chiiinge") and with the council to get the litter sorted. Flags look nice but are ultimately window dressing when there are worse problems to be dealt with that stop people wanting to visit the town. Kaptain_Von
  • Score: 7

12:17am Mon 18 Aug 14

AManFromMars says...

Utterly pointless exercise from the 'We Waste' brigade.
What is the point in promoting Weymouth to people already in Weymouth?
Promotion needs to be to get people to COME to Weymouth!
Another pathetic exercise from people who have no idea what they are doing and are purely in for self serving purposes.
Utterly pointless exercise from the 'We Waste' brigade. What is the point in promoting Weymouth to people already in Weymouth? Promotion needs to be to get people to COME to Weymouth! Another pathetic exercise from people who have no idea what they are doing and are purely in for self serving purposes. AManFromMars
  • Score: 0

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