Visitors to Weymouth will soon be welcomed by flags flying all along the Esplanade

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

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

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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 www.weymouthbid.co.uk or call 01305 779410 for details.

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12:54pm Tue 12 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

I see that all the previous comments have been removed.
Was it because they welcomed the future appearance of the flags nearly at the end of the season (:o))
I see that all the previous comments have been removed. Was it because they welcomed the future appearance of the flags nearly at the end of the season (:o)) caapprentice
  • Score: 4

12:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

Sorry, I didn't realise that the ever efficient Echo had put the article in twice.
Sorry, I didn't realise that the ever efficient Echo had put the article in twice. caapprentice
  • Score: 1

1:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

AManFromMars says...

'We Waste' should be the BID's moto...
'We Waste' should be the BID's moto... AManFromMars
  • Score: 6

1:56pm Tue 12 Aug 14

BenWeymouth93 says...

So the council are spending money on flags and not on town center?
So the council are spending money on flags and not on town center? BenWeymouth93
  • Score: -1

2:56pm Tue 12 Aug 14

JACKC says...

perhaps it's to distract from the bright laser lights.
perhaps it's to distract from the bright laser lights. JACKC
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Tue 12 Aug 14

weymouthdoozer says...

BenWeymouth93 wrote:
So the council are spending money on flags and not on town center?
So where does it say the council are spending? Its the "BID" team that are spending. They are spending a stealth tax that business's in the town centre have to pay.
[quote][p][bold]BenWeymouth93[/bold] wrote: So the council are spending money on flags and not on town center?[/p][/quote]So where does it say the council are spending? Its the "BID" team that are spending. They are spending a stealth tax that business's in the town centre have to pay. weymouthdoozer
  • Score: 2

5:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

weymouthfox says...

Putting a few flags up in the "next few weeks" just as the season is ended?
Another useless initiative from a useless BID, whose only action has been to create a high;y paid job for a former councillor. Why are we still paying for the BID? Wind it up now and save money.
Putting a few flags up in the "next few weeks" just as the season is ended? Another useless initiative from a useless BID, whose only action has been to create a high;y paid job for a former councillor. Why are we still paying for the BID? Wind it up now and save money. weymouthfox
  • Score: 2

5:59pm Tue 12 Aug 14

jusphil says...

There here already so why are they promoting the town to the visitor. What we need is national advertising.
There here already so why are they promoting the town to the visitor. What we need is national advertising. jusphil
  • Score: 1

6:49pm Tue 12 Aug 14

islandman says...

I hope this will be taken as a constructive comment regarding the weymouth weyfarers. I was in St Mary's St recently to two animated weyfarers walked past me. I have to say in all honesty that they did NOT stand out among the crowd, unlike those uniforms used during the Olympics. Not only did I see them, I walked almost alongside them and watched the crowds milling about. At NO time did I notice anyone do a "double take" as I feel should be the case. This leads me to think that something is wrong somewhere. Even their ID appeared to be hidden beneath the straps of their rucksacks.
I hope this will be taken as a constructive comment regarding the weymouth weyfarers. I was in St Mary's St recently to two animated weyfarers walked past me. I have to say in all honesty that they did NOT stand out among the crowd, unlike those uniforms used during the Olympics. Not only did I see them, I walked almost alongside them and watched the crowds milling about. At NO time did I notice anyone do a "double take" as I feel should be the case. This leads me to think that something is wrong somewhere. Even their ID appeared to be hidden beneath the straps of their rucksacks. islandman
  • Score: 2

9:31pm Tue 12 Aug 14

bollywood says...

Could the Weymouth BID do something on a Health and Safety Issue and arrange to have the very dangerous railway lines removed along the harbourside. They are dangerous for walkers, wheelchair users, babies in pram, bicycles and cars.
Could the Weymouth BID do something on a Health and Safety Issue and arrange to have the very dangerous railway lines removed along the harbourside. They are dangerous for walkers, wheelchair users, babies in pram, bicycles and cars. bollywood
  • Score: -1

10:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

cosmick says...

bollywood wrote:
Could the Weymouth BID do something on a Health and Safety Issue and arrange to have the very dangerous railway lines removed along the harbourside. They are dangerous for walkers, wheelchair users, babies in pram, bicycles and cars.
How many people have been hurt due to the railway lines?
How many people have been given payments for there pain and suffering?
What i would like to see on the rails is TRAINS.
[quote][p][bold]bollywood[/bold] wrote: Could the Weymouth BID do something on a Health and Safety Issue and arrange to have the very dangerous railway lines removed along the harbourside. They are dangerous for walkers, wheelchair users, babies in pram, bicycles and cars.[/p][/quote]How many people have been hurt due to the railway lines? How many people have been given payments for there pain and suffering? What i would like to see on the rails is TRAINS. cosmick
  • Score: 3

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