Olympic Rings sculpture unveiled today

Dorset Echo: Portland stone Olympic rings were craned into the forecourt of Weymouth Railway Station. Mayor Margaret Leicester was there to see their early morning arrival.   DORSET MEDIA SERVICE Portland stone Olympic rings were craned into the forecourt of Weymouth Railway Station. Mayor Margaret Leicester was there to see their early morning arrival. DORSET MEDIA SERVICE

A LARGE stone sculpture of the Olympic Rings was lifted into place by a crane this morning outside Weymouth railway station.

The Rings have been carved by local stonemasons using world-renowned Portland limestone.

The sculpture stands at 2.5 metres tall, one metre deep, 3.8 metres long and aims to provide an iconic and locally distinctive welcome for Olympic visitors this summer.

Weymouth and Portland will be hosting the London 2012 Olympic sailing events between July 27 and August 11 and the Paralympic sailing from September 1 to 6. After the Games it is planned to move the Rings to Portland.

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1:26pm Wed 20 Jun 12

sophie xx says...

oh my gosh, this olympic thing is making this town worse spending soo much money on stuff that would of been spent on useful things but no spending on a stupid weymouth tower thing those stupid traffic lights and laser light things and now this really.... this town is running down soo much even with shops closing what is going on in this town!
oh my gosh, this olympic thing is making this town worse spending soo much money on stuff that would of been spent on useful things but no spending on a stupid weymouth tower thing those stupid traffic lights and laser light things and now this really.... this town is running down soo much even with shops closing what is going on in this town! sophie xx
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1:35pm Wed 20 Jun 12

MRCHAOS says...

Well I like them!
Well I like them! MRCHAOS
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1:45pm Wed 20 Jun 12

RepublicOfSouthill says...

sophie xx, your English is appalling. As for the new sculpture, I think it is fantastic. Stop moaning for goodness sake!
sophie xx, your English is appalling. As for the new sculpture, I think it is fantastic. Stop moaning for goodness sake! RepublicOfSouthill
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1:52pm Wed 20 Jun 12

stench says...

rings dont look to stable, may have to get one for the garden :) perfect place for it! really hope the station gets a full face lift, with a ban of homeless people gathering. this is the gateway to the town, let's give people an attractive welcome (cover the train windows so they dont see Park Distric though)
rings dont look to stable, may have to get one for the garden :) perfect place for it! really hope the station gets a full face lift, with a ban of homeless people gathering. this is the gateway to the town, let's give people an attractive welcome (cover the train windows so they dont see Park Distric though) stench
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1:58pm Wed 20 Jun 12

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

I wonder how long they will last before getting graffiti added to them?
I wonder how long they will last before getting graffiti added to them? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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2:06pm Wed 20 Jun 12

scubadude says...

Surely a cheap banner would have done the same job better? Stone sculptures are expensive and there are plenty of more deserving projects in town.
I hope the Mayor checked the funding before supporting this?
Surely a cheap banner would have done the same job better? Stone sculptures are expensive and there are plenty of more deserving projects in town. I hope the Mayor checked the funding before supporting this? scubadude
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2:06pm Wed 20 Jun 12

banknote says...

sophie xx wrote:
oh my gosh, this olympic thing is making this town worse spending soo much money on stuff that would of been spent on useful things but no spending on a stupid weymouth tower thing those stupid traffic lights and laser light things and now this really.... this town is running down soo much even with shops closing what is going on in this town!
A typical negative and badly constructed comment. Please try to be positive for a change.

Incidently what happened to capitals on your keyboard?
[quote][p][bold]sophie xx[/bold] wrote: oh my gosh, this olympic thing is making this town worse spending soo much money on stuff that would of been spent on useful things but no spending on a stupid weymouth tower thing those stupid traffic lights and laser light things and now this really.... this town is running down soo much even with shops closing what is going on in this town![/p][/quote]A typical negative and badly constructed comment. Please try to be positive for a change. Incidently what happened to capitals on your keyboard? banknote
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2:09pm Wed 20 Jun 12

ManOnTheSilverMountain says...

Chavs drinking cider and milling around them in 5....4....3...2..1
Chavs drinking cider and milling around them in 5....4....3...2..1 ManOnTheSilverMountain
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2:16pm Wed 20 Jun 12

Trackerman says...

Don't let DCC officers any where near them!
Don't let DCC officers any where near them! Trackerman
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2:51pm Wed 20 Jun 12

jmc1 says...

RepublicOfSouthill wrote:
sophie xx, your English is appalling. As for the new sculpture, I think it is fantastic. Stop moaning for goodness sake!
Why do you have to be correct in everything,you just ripped sophie xx apart for basically making a comment, maybe her English is not as good as yours,but she is making an effort to make a comment,and it is her opinion.I wonder if you would say it to her face.No,thought not. As for the rings,a total waste of money.
[quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: sophie xx, your English is appalling. As for the new sculpture, I think it is fantastic. Stop moaning for goodness sake![/p][/quote]Why do you have to be correct in everything,you just ripped sophie xx apart for basically making a comment, maybe her English is not as good as yours,but she is making an effort to make a comment,and it is her opinion.I wonder if you would say it to her face.No,thought not. As for the rings,a total waste of money. jmc1
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2:59pm Wed 20 Jun 12

RepublicOfSouthill says...

jmc1, your English isn't much better.
jmc1, your English isn't much better. RepublicOfSouthill
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3:15pm Wed 20 Jun 12

Ageed / not agreed says...

I think it will look great when its filled with beer cans and bottles.
I think it will look great when its filled with beer cans and bottles. Ageed / not agreed
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3:38pm Wed 20 Jun 12

BaileyCat says...

I like them!
I like them! BaileyCat
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3:40pm Wed 20 Jun 12

YerTisThsUn says...

RepublicOfSouthill wrote:
jmc1, your English isn't much better.
Don't worry about this PRAT,I live on the Isle and I am led to believe he is Southwell's Village IDIOT. Also a Kimberlin at the very least.
'Olympic visitors this summer'.
Are you sure anybody is coming?
'It is planned to move the Rings to Portland'. No Please we DO NOT want them after all we have enough Portland Stone of our own thank you. THIS POST HAS BEEN CHECKED FOR SPELLING & GRAMMATICAL ERROR'S BY MY WIFE WHO IS AN ENGLISH TEACHER.This was carried out for the benefit of R.o.S and the other insulting people. Remember,'There But For The Grace Of God Go I'
[quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.[/p][/quote]Don't worry about this PRAT,I live on the Isle and I am led to believe he is Southwell's Village IDIOT. Also a Kimberlin at the very least. 'Olympic visitors this summer'. Are you sure anybody is coming? 'It is planned to move the Rings to Portland'. No Please we DO NOT want them after all we have enough Portland Stone of our own thank you. THIS POST HAS BEEN CHECKED FOR SPELLING & GRAMMATICAL ERROR'S BY MY WIFE WHO IS AN ENGLISH TEACHER.This was carried out for the benefit of R.o.S and the other insulting people. Remember,'There But For The Grace Of God Go I' YerTisThsUn
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3:41pm Wed 20 Jun 12

Marcusontherock says...

Looks very odd next to the aged sculpture already there. It's quite clear it must have been five to five on a friday when they were discussing where to put it. As much as I admire the craftsmanship, how silly will this look in ten years when people would have pretty much forgotten about the times the Olympics turned out our pockets, drove locals insane with anger and sent businesses packing. It'll look so sad when someone's vomited over it, left beer cans on it and/or broken the rings. Oh well, positive, positive, positive, eh? It's all for the greater good.
Looks very odd next to the aged sculpture already there. It's quite clear it must have been five to five on a friday when they were discussing where to put it. As much as I admire the craftsmanship, how silly will this look in ten years when people would have pretty much forgotten about the times the Olympics turned out our pockets, drove locals insane with anger and sent businesses packing. It'll look so sad when someone's vomited over it, left beer cans on it and/or broken the rings. Oh well, positive, positive, positive, eh? It's all for the greater good. Marcusontherock
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3:58pm Wed 20 Jun 12

ohcetesrod says...

sophie xx wrote:
oh my gosh, this olympic thing is making this town worse spending soo much money on stuff that would of been spent on useful things but no spending on a stupid weymouth tower thing those stupid traffic lights and laser light things and now this really.... this town is running down soo much even with shops closing what is going on in this town!
Are people really so dumb they have to spout unfactual garbish everyday.

Listen & learn.

The viewing tower is a private venture by Merlin Entertainments.

This is not paid for by taxpayers.

Grhhhhhhhh
[quote][p][bold]sophie xx[/bold] wrote: oh my gosh, this olympic thing is making this town worse spending soo much money on stuff that would of been spent on useful things but no spending on a stupid weymouth tower thing those stupid traffic lights and laser light things and now this really.... this town is running down soo much even with shops closing what is going on in this town![/p][/quote]Are people really so dumb they have to spout unfactual garbish everyday. Listen & learn. The viewing tower is a private venture by Merlin Entertainments. This is not paid for by taxpayers. Grhhhhhhhh ohcetesrod
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4:10pm Wed 20 Jun 12

stench says...

ohcetesrod wrote:
sophie xx wrote: oh my gosh, this olympic thing is making this town worse spending soo much money on stuff that would of been spent on useful things but no spending on a stupid weymouth tower thing those stupid traffic lights and laser light things and now this really.... this town is running down soo much even with shops closing what is going on in this town!
Are people really so dumb they have to spout unfactual garbish everyday. Listen & learn. The viewing tower is a private venture by Merlin Entertainments. This is not paid for by taxpayers. Grhhhhhhhh
do you know if this sculpture was funded by the olympics, like the sand sculpture?

Either way, this does look good (in the pic). but agree with one of the comments above, the sculpture in the background looks a tad out of place...
[quote][p][bold]ohcetesrod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sophie xx[/bold] wrote: oh my gosh, this olympic thing is making this town worse spending soo much money on stuff that would of been spent on useful things but no spending on a stupid weymouth tower thing those stupid traffic lights and laser light things and now this really.... this town is running down soo much even with shops closing what is going on in this town![/p][/quote]Are people really so dumb they have to spout unfactual garbish everyday. Listen & learn. The viewing tower is a private venture by Merlin Entertainments. This is not paid for by taxpayers. Grhhhhhhhh[/p][/quote]do you know if this sculpture was funded by the olympics, like the sand sculpture? Either way, this does look good (in the pic). but agree with one of the comments above, the sculpture in the background looks a tad out of place... stench
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4:13pm Wed 20 Jun 12

monkeydog says...

YerTisThsUn wrote:
RepublicOfSouthill wrote:
jmc1, your English isn't much better.
Don't worry about this PRAT,I live on the Isle and I am led to believe he is Southwell's Village IDIOT. Also a Kimberlin at the very least.
'Olympic visitors this summer'.
Are you sure anybody is coming?
'It is planned to move the Rings to Portland'. No Please we DO NOT want them after all we have enough Portland Stone of our own thank you. THIS POST HAS BEEN CHECKED FOR SPELLING & GRAMMATICAL ERROR'S BY MY WIFE WHO IS AN ENGLISH TEACHER.This was carried out for the benefit of R.o.S and the other insulting people. Remember,'There But For The Grace Of God Go I'
Is she a teacher who is English or a teacher of English? If the latter she needs to read your posts more carefully.
[quote][p][bold]YerTisThsUn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.[/p][/quote]Don't worry about this PRAT,I live on the Isle and I am led to believe he is Southwell's Village IDIOT. Also a Kimberlin at the very least. 'Olympic visitors this summer'. Are you sure anybody is coming? 'It is planned to move the Rings to Portland'. No Please we DO NOT want them after all we have enough Portland Stone of our own thank you. THIS POST HAS BEEN CHECKED FOR SPELLING & GRAMMATICAL ERROR'S BY MY WIFE WHO IS AN ENGLISH TEACHER.This was carried out for the benefit of R.o.S and the other insulting people. Remember,'There But For The Grace Of God Go I'[/p][/quote]Is she a teacher who is English or a teacher of English? If the latter she needs to read your posts more carefully. monkeydog
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4:15pm Wed 20 Jun 12

jmc1 says...

RepublicOfSouthill wrote:
jmc1, your English isn't much better.
Didn't say it was,but then,I have friends.What a sad life you have.
[quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.[/p][/quote]Didn't say it was,but then,I have friends.What a sad life you have. jmc1
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4:39pm Wed 20 Jun 12

ksmain says...

sophie xx wrote:
oh my gosh, this olympic thing is making this town worse spending soo much money on stuff that would of been spent on useful things but no spending on a stupid weymouth tower thing those stupid traffic lights and laser light things and now this really.... this town is running down soo much even with shops closing what is going on in this town!
I shouldn't worry Sophie - hosting the Olympics is about losing money. The previous holders of the Games never made money out of it, and neither will we. Given that track history I doubt whether local businesses will do anything out of it, and the taxpayers will foot the bill. I suspect the cost of this is being paid out by Central Government out of the money we pay in taxes.
[quote][p][bold]sophie xx[/bold] wrote: oh my gosh, this olympic thing is making this town worse spending soo much money on stuff that would of been spent on useful things but no spending on a stupid weymouth tower thing those stupid traffic lights and laser light things and now this really.... this town is running down soo much even with shops closing what is going on in this town![/p][/quote]I shouldn't worry Sophie - hosting the Olympics is about losing money. The previous holders of the Games never made money out of it, and neither will we. Given that track history I doubt whether local businesses will do anything out of it, and the taxpayers will foot the bill. I suspect the cost of this is being paid out by Central Government out of the money we pay in taxes. ksmain
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5:10pm Wed 20 Jun 12

islandman says...

Huh, so Portland will have them after they have served their purpose in Weymouth, no doubt they will then be classed as second hand.
Huh, so Portland will have them after they have served their purpose in Weymouth, no doubt they will then be classed as second hand. islandman
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7:10pm Wed 20 Jun 12

Weymouth Ex-pat says...

I'm getting seriously annoyed with the continual doom & gloom mongers who come on here and moan about everything. What a miserable bunch of old gits some of you are. You're about to play host to part of the biggest sporting event in the world. It's a huge honour and achievement - the sailing could have (note, not could "of") gone to Poole Bay, Torbay etc - but it hasn't. Weymouth & Portland will be on the map in a way that the local tourist board could have only dreamed of a few years ago. Have any of you any idea how many sailing enthusiasts will be attending and/or watching on TV? Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, if not millions.
I think the Rings outside the station look great.
I know you're all cheesed off with the roadworks etc, but come on, get a life. Enjoy it for what it is.
I'm getting seriously annoyed with the continual doom & gloom mongers who come on here and moan about everything. What a miserable bunch of old gits some of you are. You're about to play host to part of the biggest sporting event in the world. It's a huge honour and achievement - the sailing could have (note, not could "of") gone to Poole Bay, Torbay etc - but it hasn't. Weymouth & Portland will be on the map in a way that the local tourist board could have only dreamed of a few years ago. Have any of you any idea how many sailing enthusiasts will be attending and/or watching on TV? Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, if not millions. I think the Rings outside the station look great. I know you're all cheesed off with the roadworks etc, but come on, get a life. Enjoy it for what it is. Weymouth Ex-pat
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7:22pm Wed 20 Jun 12

Peter6 says...

As the Olympic rings are a registered trademark, will this monument have to be demolished after the Olympics ?
As the Olympic rings are a registered trademark, will this monument have to be demolished after the Olympics ? Peter6
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7:45pm Wed 20 Jun 12

I'mavoter says...

Weymouth Ex-pat wrote:
I'm getting seriously annoyed with the continual doom & gloom mongers who come on here and moan about everything. What a miserable bunch of old gits some of you are. You're about to play host to part of the biggest sporting event in the world. It's a huge honour and achievement - the sailing could have (note, not could "of") gone to Poole Bay, Torbay etc - but it hasn't. Weymouth & Portland will be on the map in a way that the local tourist board could have only dreamed of a few years ago. Have any of you any idea how many sailing enthusiasts will be attending and/or watching on TV? Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, if not millions.
I think the Rings outside the station look great.
I know you're all cheesed off with the roadworks etc, but come on, get a life. Enjoy it for what it is.
Don't come on here then !
[quote][p][bold]Weymouth Ex-pat[/bold] wrote: I'm getting seriously annoyed with the continual doom & gloom mongers who come on here and moan about everything. What a miserable bunch of old gits some of you are. You're about to play host to part of the biggest sporting event in the world. It's a huge honour and achievement - the sailing could have (note, not could "of") gone to Poole Bay, Torbay etc - but it hasn't. Weymouth & Portland will be on the map in a way that the local tourist board could have only dreamed of a few years ago. Have any of you any idea how many sailing enthusiasts will be attending and/or watching on TV? Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, if not millions. I think the Rings outside the station look great. I know you're all cheesed off with the roadworks etc, but come on, get a life. Enjoy it for what it is.[/p][/quote]Don't come on here then ! I'mavoter
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8:05pm Wed 20 Jun 12

highbloodpressure says...

At last! A positive, well crafted opinion on the Olympics. Well said Ex-pat.
P.s. That teacher missed some punctuation.
PPs. "Come on En-ger-land! The eyties don't like it up 'em!"
At last! A positive, well crafted opinion on the Olympics. Well said Ex-pat. P.s. That teacher missed some punctuation. PPs. "Come on En-ger-land! The eyties don't like it up 'em!" highbloodpressure
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8:52pm Wed 20 Jun 12

Atalanta says...

I haven't particularly liked most of the things done in the name of the Olympics locally, but I do like this. It's the only thing that is a recognisable icon which will be known for what it is for generations to come. If it is to be moved to Portland later, then I hope it is to the Sailing Academy to form a link in the future to part of the local history.
I haven't particularly liked most of the things done in the name of the Olympics locally, but I do like this. It's the only thing that is a recognisable icon which will be known for what it is for generations to come. If it is to be moved to Portland later, then I hope it is to the Sailing Academy to form a link in the future to part of the local history. Atalanta
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8:54pm Wed 20 Jun 12

Evidently Chickentown says...

Looks brilliant, will be a great addition to the town.
Looks brilliant, will be a great addition to the town. Evidently Chickentown
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11:29pm Wed 20 Jun 12

malkie says...

Regardless of what some people may think of Sophie's grammar and punctuation, I believe that she has raised a valid point. I believe that what she is saying, is that the money spent on these projects could have been spent much more usefully elsewhere. I appreciate that the tower , although I think it is an eyesore, is purely a commercial project, but some of the money spent on "art" and unnecessary road "improvements" could have been used for much more urgent needs. Regardless of where the funding came from,we all pay for it in the end.
Regardless of what some people may think of Sophie's grammar and punctuation, I believe that she has raised a valid point. I believe that what she is saying, is that the money spent on these projects could have been spent much more usefully elsewhere. I appreciate that the tower , although I think it is an eyesore, is purely a commercial project, but some of the money spent on "art" and unnecessary road "improvements" could have been used for much more urgent needs. Regardless of where the funding came from,we all pay for it in the end. malkie
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7:06am Thu 21 Jun 12

yetti says...

I totally agree with Sophie about the total waste of money spent on the forthcoming Olympics. £19,000,000 plus on dangerous ’ intelligent’ traffic lights, £350,000 plus on mad rocks on poles, £400,000 plus on dreadful eyesore laser lights etc.. More money chucked away on ripping up Esplanade pavements to encourage more drinkers to congregate after dark all this just for two weeks ? Total madness to waste so much money in times of austerity. Why not give these millions to the local frail and disabled people who deserve it and make their lives happier ? It will be highly amusing to see how long the council parks dept. wait before cutting the grass on all road verges leading to Weymouth, so all is perfect the day before they start, so the visitors can gaze happily at perfectly cut grass whilst sitting in the long queues.. Timing must be a problem for them now, as the Coombe Valley Road verges up the hill are now so overgrown that little of the road can be seen, and it is now impossible to turn onto the Broadmayne Road without crossing in the path of oncoming traffic. If they cut it now and possibly save a serious accident, it may well grow in the next month and need cutting again to make all perfect for the Olympics !
Only one day I am waiting for now- the day AFTER the Olympics end and sanity returns... It will be most interesting to see just how well the expensive Dorchester to Weymouth 'relief' road will cope when put to the test... I wonder how many Weymouth residents have decided to take their holidays during the ‘Olympic’ mad two weeks well away from Weymouth and Portland and the inevitable nightmare traffic jams..
I totally agree with Sophie about the total waste of money spent on the forthcoming Olympics. £19,000,000 plus on dangerous ’ intelligent’ traffic lights, £350,000 plus on mad rocks on poles, £400,000 plus on dreadful eyesore laser lights etc.. More money chucked away on ripping up Esplanade pavements to encourage more drinkers to congregate after dark all this just for two weeks ? Total madness to waste so much money in times of austerity. Why not give these millions to the local frail and disabled people who deserve it and make their lives happier ? It will be highly amusing to see how long the council parks dept. wait before cutting the grass on all road verges leading to Weymouth, so all is perfect the day before they start, so the visitors can gaze happily at perfectly cut grass whilst sitting in the long queues.. Timing must be a problem for them now, as the Coombe Valley Road verges up the hill are now so overgrown that little of the road can be seen, and it is now impossible to turn onto the Broadmayne Road without crossing in the path of oncoming traffic. If they cut it now and possibly save a serious accident, it may well grow in the next month and need cutting again to make all perfect for the Olympics ! Only one day I am waiting for now- the day AFTER the Olympics end and sanity returns... It will be most interesting to see just how well the expensive Dorchester to Weymouth 'relief' road will cope when put to the test... I wonder how many Weymouth residents have decided to take their holidays during the ‘Olympic’ mad two weeks well away from Weymouth and Portland and the inevitable nightmare traffic jams.. yetti
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7:31am Thu 21 Jun 12

highbloodpressure says...

Many of the landmarks that we now associate with Great Britain were built at high cost relative to their times. Many were built when there was a need for hospitals, paved roads, schools and sanitation. Yet we now look back and admire them for their design and for what they commemorate. On our doorstep we have internationally famous sailing waters. It is one of our few assets, apart from the considerable beauty that our Dorset landscape has given us. To not celebrate that and mark the Olympics with Portland stone rings, the same stone that is also world famous. would be, in my humble opinion, a mistake. Sophie is right to raise the issue of the practical needs of our borough against the cost of this symbolism. We entrust our civic leaders to make these judgements with the bigger longer view as well as the immediate needs of the community. I think they made a mistake with the rocks on sticks but on these rings I think they have got it right.
Many of the landmarks that we now associate with Great Britain were built at high cost relative to their times. Many were built when there was a need for hospitals, paved roads, schools and sanitation. Yet we now look back and admire them for their design and for what they commemorate. On our doorstep we have internationally famous sailing waters. It is one of our few assets, apart from the considerable beauty that our Dorset landscape has given us. To not celebrate that and mark the Olympics with Portland stone rings, the same stone that is also world famous. would be, in my humble opinion, a mistake. Sophie is right to raise the issue of the practical needs of our borough against the cost of this symbolism. We entrust our civic leaders to make these judgements with the bigger longer view as well as the immediate needs of the community. I think they made a mistake with the rocks on sticks but on these rings I think they have got it right. highbloodpressure
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7:55am Thu 21 Jun 12

Hedgehogspring says...

RepublicOfSouthill wrote:
jmc1, your English isn't much better.
Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?
[quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.[/p][/quote]Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ? Hedgehogspring
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8:08am Thu 21 Jun 12

weywey says...

The comments section of The Echo's website can best be described in the following way........mud-sling
ing, name-calling, cyber-bullying and a place where good manners can rarely be seen.
Well done to the small minority whose thoughtful and constructive comments add to the debate without resorting to the usual moronic banter.
(For the record...the stone sculpture is iconic, inspiring and another welcome addition to Weymouth)
The comments section of The Echo's website can best be described in the following way........mud-sling ing, name-calling, cyber-bullying and a place where good manners can rarely be seen. Well done to the small minority whose thoughtful and constructive comments add to the debate without resorting to the usual moronic banter. (For the record...the stone sculpture is iconic, inspiring and another welcome addition to Weymouth) weywey
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8:16am Thu 21 Jun 12

yetti says...

With the greatest respect, surely Weymouth and Portland already have their own beautiful landscapes, and well enough recent stone 'works of art' have been placed at vast expence at the road entrance to Portland already for all of us 'to enjoy'.. The Olympics are just on for a few weeks there, so surely if a local Portland stone firm wish to donate a sculpture - fine, but we as tax payers are forced to pay for this and so many more things we do not need, like the insane rocks on poles etc. I personally feel the many millions wasted by the Council just on the local Olympics would have been far better spent on helping the disabled and frail members of our community to greatly enhance their lives.
With the greatest respect, surely Weymouth and Portland already have their own beautiful landscapes, and well enough recent stone 'works of art' have been placed at vast expence at the road entrance to Portland already for all of us 'to enjoy'.. The Olympics are just on for a few weeks there, so surely if a local Portland stone firm wish to donate a sculpture - fine, but we as tax payers are forced to pay for this and so many more things we do not need, like the insane rocks on poles etc. I personally feel the many millions wasted by the Council just on the local Olympics would have been far better spent on helping the disabled and frail members of our community to greatly enhance their lives. yetti
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8:32am Thu 21 Jun 12

ksmain says...

Weymouth Ex-pat wrote:
I'm getting seriously annoyed with the continual doom & gloom mongers who come on here and moan about everything. What a miserable bunch of old gits some of you are. You're about to play host to part of the biggest sporting event in the world. It's a huge honour and achievement - the sailing could have (note, not could "of") gone to Poole Bay, Torbay etc - but it hasn't. Weymouth & Portland will be on the map in a way that the local tourist board could have only dreamed of a few years ago. Have any of you any idea how many sailing enthusiasts will be attending and/or watching on TV? Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, if not millions.
I think the Rings outside the station look great.
I know you're all cheesed off with the roadworks etc, but come on, get a life. Enjoy it for what it is.
This is all fine and dandy. Have you been to Weymouth lately? Even given the crud weather - the place is deserted. I've seen more people around in February. I reckon people have been put off by the impending chaos this thing is going to cause, and the fact that little appears to be left for the ordinary tourist to do whilst it is on (not everyone is interested or even cares about the Olympics). I suspect that there are many locals, who still have to work as normal, who are also not looking forward to it given the fact that the local roads dont seem to be able to cope well even now before the whole thing starts. By the way, when are the local council going to mow the verges? Some of the grass on them must be 2 feet tall and apart from being an eyesore they decrease visability and are therefore dangerous?
[quote][p][bold]Weymouth Ex-pat[/bold] wrote: I'm getting seriously annoyed with the continual doom & gloom mongers who come on here and moan about everything. What a miserable bunch of old gits some of you are. You're about to play host to part of the biggest sporting event in the world. It's a huge honour and achievement - the sailing could have (note, not could "of") gone to Poole Bay, Torbay etc - but it hasn't. Weymouth & Portland will be on the map in a way that the local tourist board could have only dreamed of a few years ago. Have any of you any idea how many sailing enthusiasts will be attending and/or watching on TV? Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, if not millions. I think the Rings outside the station look great. I know you're all cheesed off with the roadworks etc, but come on, get a life. Enjoy it for what it is.[/p][/quote]This is all fine and dandy. Have you been to Weymouth lately? Even given the crud weather - the place is deserted. I've seen more people around in February. I reckon people have been put off by the impending chaos this thing is going to cause, and the fact that little appears to be left for the ordinary tourist to do whilst it is on (not everyone is interested or even cares about the Olympics). I suspect that there are many locals, who still have to work as normal, who are also not looking forward to it given the fact that the local roads dont seem to be able to cope well even now before the whole thing starts. By the way, when are the local council going to mow the verges? Some of the grass on them must be 2 feet tall and apart from being an eyesore they decrease visability and are therefore dangerous? ksmain
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9:14am Thu 21 Jun 12

yetti says...

Could not agree more. the 'snobs' can extol the virtues of their new 'art works' whilst residents have to live in the real world. That means taking your life in your hands evert time you drive up Coombe Valley Road due to the council not cutting the grass verges there, and everyone has to put up with the delays and great danger that the 'intelligent' traffic lights have caused. They should get their priorities right.
Could not agree more. the 'snobs' can extol the virtues of their new 'art works' whilst residents have to live in the real world. That means taking your life in your hands evert time you drive up Coombe Valley Road due to the council not cutting the grass verges there, and everyone has to put up with the delays and great danger that the 'intelligent' traffic lights have caused. They should get their priorities right. yetti
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9:52am Thu 21 Jun 12

SILVERMAN says...

Marcusontherock wrote:
Looks very odd next to the aged sculpture already there. It's quite clear it must have been five to five on a friday when they were discussing where to put it. As much as I admire the craftsmanship, how silly will this look in ten years when people would have pretty much forgotten about the times the Olympics turned out our pockets, drove locals insane with anger and sent businesses packing. It'll look so sad when someone's vomited over it, left beer cans on it and/or broken the rings. Oh well, positive, positive, positive, eh? It's all for the greater good.
I reckon it will take a lot longer than 10 years for us all to forget the damage the olympics are inflicting on our town...... the worst is yet to come.
As for the rings...Who paid for them?
[quote][p][bold]Marcusontherock[/bold] wrote: Looks very odd next to the aged sculpture already there. It's quite clear it must have been five to five on a friday when they were discussing where to put it. As much as I admire the craftsmanship, how silly will this look in ten years when people would have pretty much forgotten about the times the Olympics turned out our pockets, drove locals insane with anger and sent businesses packing. It'll look so sad when someone's vomited over it, left beer cans on it and/or broken the rings. Oh well, positive, positive, positive, eh? It's all for the greater good.[/p][/quote]I reckon it will take a lot longer than 10 years for us all to forget the damage the olympics are inflicting on our town...... the worst is yet to come. As for the rings...Who paid for them? SILVERMAN
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10:07am Thu 21 Jun 12

Teddy 1 says...

Monument? No, it is actually a nice seat/child's playframe ;-)
Monument? No, it is actually a nice seat/child's playframe ;-) Teddy 1
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10:14am Thu 21 Jun 12

yetti says...

Unfortunately the damage is forever. The real character of Weymouth is lost forever. I heard a rumour that even the Esplanade Palm trees are temporary, and hired at yet more expence and will be removed after the Olympics ... Sadly they will all surely die anyway. it looks like Weymouth is fast becoming a mad illusion created by greed and Council stupidity. How on earth did the Council obtain planning permission for the monstrocities of the observation tower. laser towers and upturned boats there ?
Unfortunately the damage is forever. The real character of Weymouth is lost forever. I heard a rumour that even the Esplanade Palm trees are temporary, and hired at yet more expence and will be removed after the Olympics ... Sadly they will all surely die anyway. it looks like Weymouth is fast becoming a mad illusion created by greed and Council stupidity. How on earth did the Council obtain planning permission for the monstrocities of the observation tower. laser towers and upturned boats there ? yetti
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10:29am Thu 21 Jun 12

ohcetesrod says...

yetti wrote:
Unfortunately the damage is forever. The real character of Weymouth is lost forever. I heard a rumour that even the Esplanade Palm trees are temporary, and hired at yet more expence and will be removed after the Olympics ... Sadly they will all surely die anyway. it looks like Weymouth is fast becoming a mad illusion created by greed and Council stupidity. How on earth did the Council obtain planning permission for the monstrocities of the observation tower. laser towers and upturned boats there ?
Why will the Palm tree die?

Open your eyes, there are two Palm trees at the front car-park down by the Pavilion, they have been there for years

http://goo.gl/maps/r
QOu

I guess it's so easy to spout tosh.
[quote][p][bold]yetti[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately the damage is forever. The real character of Weymouth is lost forever. I heard a rumour that even the Esplanade Palm trees are temporary, and hired at yet more expence and will be removed after the Olympics ... Sadly they will all surely die anyway. it looks like Weymouth is fast becoming a mad illusion created by greed and Council stupidity. How on earth did the Council obtain planning permission for the monstrocities of the observation tower. laser towers and upturned boats there ?[/p][/quote]Why will the Palm tree die? Open your eyes, there are two Palm trees at the front car-park down by the Pavilion, they have been there for years http://goo.gl/maps/r QOu I guess it's so easy to spout tosh. ohcetesrod
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10:44am Thu 21 Jun 12

maximan says...

Would like to congratulate Albion Stone on what appears to be a lovely piece of masonary...would much rather have this than rocks on stilts
Would like to congratulate Albion Stone on what appears to be a lovely piece of masonary...would much rather have this than rocks on stilts maximan
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10:50am Thu 21 Jun 12

yetti says...

Nothing wrong with its design, and 100% better than the 'rocks on poles', but how much did it cost and will anyone spend longer than a few minutes looking at it ?
Nothing wrong with its design, and 100% better than the 'rocks on poles', but how much did it cost and will anyone spend longer than a few minutes looking at it ? yetti
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10:52am Thu 21 Jun 12

yetti says...

Look at the palm tree at the centre of the Preston roundabout, it certainly does not look too healthy to me ! It has lots of space around it and has been carefully planted. The palm trees on the Esplanade are crammed into very narrow beds. Only time will tell if they last or die. My OPINION is that they will die. If the rumour about them being hired is correct the palm trees will simply vanish forever !
Look at the palm tree at the centre of the Preston roundabout, it certainly does not look too healthy to me ! It has lots of space around it and has been carefully planted. The palm trees on the Esplanade are crammed into very narrow beds. Only time will tell if they last or die. My OPINION is that they will die. If the rumour about them being hired is correct the palm trees will simply vanish forever ! yetti
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11:11am Thu 21 Jun 12

Mark Probin says...

Palm trees need very little space for their roots.

If you drive pass a garden centre in Spain you will see Palm trees much taller than those will ever get on the sea-front in very small pots.

(and this comes from someone who collects Palm trees seeds and grows them!)
Palm trees need very little space for their roots. If you drive pass a garden centre in Spain you will see Palm trees much taller than those will ever get on the sea-front in very small pots. (and this comes from someone who collects Palm trees seeds and grows them!) Mark Probin
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11:21am Thu 21 Jun 12

yetti says...

Most interesting and useful observation. I wonder why the one at Preston appears to be dying ? I can undestand that a Palm tree will grow well from a seed. I wonder if it is advisable to transplant mature trees into narrow borders on a windy beach frontage. They look truly magnificent now and certainly help the look of the seafront. I just hope they all survive , flourish and mature even more to hopefully hide up the wretched laser towers, and the rumour about them being hired is incorrect.
Most interesting and useful observation. I wonder why the one at Preston appears to be dying ? I can undestand that a Palm tree will grow well from a seed. I wonder if it is advisable to transplant mature trees into narrow borders on a windy beach frontage. They look truly magnificent now and certainly help the look of the seafront. I just hope they all survive , flourish and mature even more to hopefully hide up the wretched laser towers, and the rumour about them being hired is incorrect. yetti
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11:30am Thu 21 Jun 12

Mark Probin says...

I will take a look next time I am out in Preston.

It may be just a case that a few of the branches got damaged during the recent high winds and need removing.

They do this all year in the Canary Islands where the Palms take a battering.

And yes it is ok to transport Palm trees. As I stated, in Spain you can drive pass a garden centre and they have litteraly hundreds in pots waiting to be transported to their new homes.

Of course it is not as hot here but plants do adapt which is why there are many mature Palms around the UK.
I will take a look next time I am out in Preston. It may be just a case that a few of the branches got damaged during the recent high winds and need removing. They do this all year in the Canary Islands where the Palms take a battering. And yes it is ok to transport Palm trees. As I stated, in Spain you can drive pass a garden centre and they have litteraly hundreds in pots waiting to be transported to their new homes. Of course it is not as hot here but plants do adapt which is why there are many mature Palms around the UK. Mark Probin
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12:20pm Thu 21 Jun 12

Warren Roof says...

Moan moan moan, when will people start being more possitive about the changes that Weymouth and Portland are going through. Why can they grasp the amazing opportunity that we have been given. People say we are driving regular trade away from the town, maybe its time to change. what about the thousands of new visitors we will have this summer, you never know they might like what they see and come back. It maybe what is needed to bring in a new breed of holiday maker to Weymouth. it may lead us away from the sterotypical image Weymouth has.
Moan moan moan, when will people start being more possitive about the changes that Weymouth and Portland are going through. Why can they grasp the amazing opportunity that we have been given. People say we are driving regular trade away from the town, maybe its time to change. what about the thousands of new visitors we will have this summer, you never know they might like what they see and come back. It maybe what is needed to bring in a new breed of holiday maker to Weymouth. it may lead us away from the sterotypical image Weymouth has. Warren Roof
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1:26pm Thu 21 Jun 12

FooWoo says...

Think they look great. Shame they are not going to stay there. Keep up the moaning comments, they are very funny reading in my lunch break.
Think they look great. Shame they are not going to stay there. Keep up the moaning comments, they are very funny reading in my lunch break. FooWoo
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2:14pm Thu 21 Jun 12

katkin says...

FooWoo wrote:
Think they look great. Shame they are not going to stay there. Keep up the moaning comments, they are very funny reading in my lunch break.
Totally agree, great amusement reading this thread :-)
[quote][p][bold]FooWoo[/bold] wrote: Think they look great. Shame they are not going to stay there. Keep up the moaning comments, they are very funny reading in my lunch break.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, great amusement reading this thread :-) katkin
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2:41pm Thu 21 Jun 12

yetti says...

Do not worry, well enough moaning now from a person who sees Weymouth totally destroyed from the pretty cosy place it used to be with lovely strings of coloured lights to welcome you at night. Now far too dangerous at night to go anywhere near for fear of being attacked by the dear sweet drunken yobs, encouraged to drink by the numerous clubs and pubs there. I leave you all to get on with the spectacle of watching the Weymouth and Portland Olympics on the TV screens, to the Weymouth traffic chaos and to sit for hours enjoying the amazing 'works of art'- especially the stone Olympic rings, the outstanding rocks on sticks (surely greatly enhanced with the black plastic overflow pipe,) and enthralled by the beauty of the laser towers, mesmerised by the green laser lights and astounded by the beauty of the amazing observation concrete tower, which surely fits in so well to the Weymouth panoramic view of the bay. I for one will go nowhere near the place until the winter sets in and the visitors vanish again. Not that many of these kind and lovable people with their happy smiling faces that many readers welcome with open arms will make it to the Olympics as most will be stuck all day miles from Weymouth.. The few brave souls who do make it will find that cars will be banned by the ever helpful, kind and thoughtful Council, proving beyond doubt that the £90,000,000 bypass and the £19,000,000 traffic lights all worked beautifully..
Do not worry, well enough moaning now from a person who sees Weymouth totally destroyed from the pretty cosy place it used to be with lovely strings of coloured lights to welcome you at night. Now far too dangerous at night to go anywhere near for fear of being attacked by the dear sweet drunken yobs, encouraged to drink by the numerous clubs and pubs there. I leave you all to get on with the spectacle of watching the Weymouth and Portland Olympics on the TV screens, to the Weymouth traffic chaos and to sit for hours enjoying the amazing 'works of art'- especially the stone Olympic rings, the outstanding rocks on sticks (surely greatly enhanced with the black plastic overflow pipe,) and enthralled by the beauty of the laser towers, mesmerised by the green laser lights and astounded by the beauty of the amazing observation concrete tower, which surely fits in so well to the Weymouth panoramic view of the bay. I for one will go nowhere near the place until the winter sets in and the visitors vanish again. Not that many of these kind and lovable people with their happy smiling faces that many readers welcome with open arms will make it to the Olympics as most will be stuck all day miles from Weymouth.. The few brave souls who do make it will find that cars will be banned by the ever helpful, kind and thoughtful Council, proving beyond doubt that the £90,000,000 bypass and the £19,000,000 traffic lights all worked beautifully.. yetti
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3:16pm Thu 21 Jun 12

monkeydog says...

yetti wrote:
Do not worry, well enough moaning now from a person who sees Weymouth totally destroyed from the pretty cosy place it used to be with lovely strings of coloured lights to welcome you at night. Now far too dangerous at night to go anywhere near for fear of being attacked by the dear sweet drunken yobs, encouraged to drink by the numerous clubs and pubs there. I leave you all to get on with the spectacle of watching the Weymouth and Portland Olympics on the TV screens, to the Weymouth traffic chaos and to sit for hours enjoying the amazing 'works of art'- especially the stone Olympic rings, the outstanding rocks on sticks (surely greatly enhanced with the black plastic overflow pipe,) and enthralled by the beauty of the laser towers, mesmerised by the green laser lights and astounded by the beauty of the amazing observation concrete tower, which surely fits in so well to the Weymouth panoramic view of the bay. I for one will go nowhere near the place until the winter sets in and the visitors vanish again. Not that many of these kind and lovable people with their happy smiling faces that many readers welcome with open arms will make it to the Olympics as most will be stuck all day miles from Weymouth.. The few brave souls who do make it will find that cars will be banned by the ever helpful, kind and thoughtful Council, proving beyond doubt that the £90,000,000 bypass and the £19,000,000 traffic lights all worked beautifully..
'far too dangerous at night to go anywhere'. What a ridiculous thing to write. This is Weymouth not Baghdad. No wonder people believe daft things when they read this sort of rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]yetti[/bold] wrote: Do not worry, well enough moaning now from a person who sees Weymouth totally destroyed from the pretty cosy place it used to be with lovely strings of coloured lights to welcome you at night. Now far too dangerous at night to go anywhere near for fear of being attacked by the dear sweet drunken yobs, encouraged to drink by the numerous clubs and pubs there. I leave you all to get on with the spectacle of watching the Weymouth and Portland Olympics on the TV screens, to the Weymouth traffic chaos and to sit for hours enjoying the amazing 'works of art'- especially the stone Olympic rings, the outstanding rocks on sticks (surely greatly enhanced with the black plastic overflow pipe,) and enthralled by the beauty of the laser towers, mesmerised by the green laser lights and astounded by the beauty of the amazing observation concrete tower, which surely fits in so well to the Weymouth panoramic view of the bay. I for one will go nowhere near the place until the winter sets in and the visitors vanish again. Not that many of these kind and lovable people with their happy smiling faces that many readers welcome with open arms will make it to the Olympics as most will be stuck all day miles from Weymouth.. The few brave souls who do make it will find that cars will be banned by the ever helpful, kind and thoughtful Council, proving beyond doubt that the £90,000,000 bypass and the £19,000,000 traffic lights all worked beautifully..[/p][/quote]'far too dangerous at night to go anywhere'. What a ridiculous thing to write. This is Weymouth not Baghdad. No wonder people believe daft things when they read this sort of rubbish. monkeydog
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4:23pm Thu 21 Jun 12

RepublicOfSouthill says...

Yetti - That's a total of 8 long-winded waffling posts you've made on this thread alone. Not one positive thing to say among any of your comments. Is life really that bad in Weymouth these days?!
Yetti - That's a total of 8 long-winded waffling posts you've made on this thread alone. Not one positive thing to say among any of your comments. Is life really that bad in Weymouth these days?! RepublicOfSouthill
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4:44pm Thu 21 Jun 12

Weymouth Girl says...

I think they look fantastic, well done all involved another great investment in our beautiful town!
I think they look fantastic, well done all involved another great investment in our beautiful town! Weymouth Girl
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4:53pm Thu 21 Jun 12

RepublicOfSouthill says...

Weymouth Girl wrote:
I think they look fantastic, well done all involved another great investment in our beautiful town!
Well said Weymouth Girl.
[quote][p][bold]Weymouth Girl[/bold] wrote: I think they look fantastic, well done all involved another great investment in our beautiful town![/p][/quote]Well said Weymouth Girl. RepublicOfSouthill
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5:10pm Thu 21 Jun 12

portland rebel says...

at least this is art were the artist has skilfully carved the stone, unlike the rocks on sticks, where the so called artist had an idea that was produced by others, the lasers that an artist programmed and a load of rocks on a barge.
at least this is art were the artist has skilfully carved the stone, unlike the rocks on sticks, where the so called artist had an idea that was produced by others, the lasers that an artist programmed and a load of rocks on a barge. portland rebel
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6:13pm Thu 21 Jun 12

muttleyhanna says...

It may be made of stone but it still won't last as long as the legacy of the games, Olympic debt. Another waste of money.
It may be made of stone but it still won't last as long as the legacy of the games, Olympic debt. Another waste of money. muttleyhanna
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6:23pm Thu 21 Jun 12

banknote says...

Can we please be positive for a change?

We live in a beautiful area and should be proud that the borough is hosting the Olympics.
The new Olympic sculpture is a beautiful carving, unlike the stupid "rocks on sticks".

Where criticism is justified is the actions of the County Council Highways Dept; in not listening to the public concern over the Weymouth Transport Package and those silly rocks - which have cost local taxpayers so much.

One last point: can we please stop the constant use of caps in the comments. They are as bad as shouting and counter-productive
Can we please be positive for a change? We live in a beautiful area and should be proud that the borough is hosting the Olympics. The new Olympic sculpture is a beautiful carving, unlike the stupid "rocks on sticks". Where criticism is justified is the actions of the County Council Highways Dept; in not listening to the public concern over the Weymouth Transport Package and those silly rocks - which have cost local taxpayers so much. One last point: can we please stop the constant use of caps in the comments. They are as bad as shouting and counter-productive banknote
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7:32pm Thu 21 Jun 12

radiator says...

maximan wrote:
Would like to congratulate Albion Stone on what appears to be a lovely piece of masonary...would much rather have this than rocks on stilts
I must agree with you on this one, its nice to see that there is still good craftsman about.It would have been better still had it been located on Portland but as usual Portland seems to be the poor cousins again
[quote][p][bold]maximan[/bold] wrote: Would like to congratulate Albion Stone on what appears to be a lovely piece of masonary...would much rather have this than rocks on stilts[/p][/quote]I must agree with you on this one, its nice to see that there is still good craftsman about.It would have been better still had it been located on Portland but as usual Portland seems to be the poor cousins again radiator
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8:18am Fri 22 Jun 12

yetti says...

to monkeydog


'far too dangerous at night to go anywhere'. What a ridiculous thing to write. This is Weymouth not Baghdad. No wonder people believe daft things when they read this sort of rubbish.”


Reply

Mabe you should ask poor Reece Peters or his family about the terrible violence in Weymouth and surrounding areas now.

Here are just some incidents this month... Ask any policeman in Weymouth to enlighten you about the town centre violence...

A VULNERABLE boy is terrified of leaving home after he was attacked and beaten by three youths.

Reece Peters, 15, was assaulted by three people when he was playing on Dahlia Close in Preston Downs.

He has been left with a swollen and cut face, a black eye and a chipped tooth after he was beaten with a plank of wood.

Reece, who has Asperger’s syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is now scared to go outside.

His parents Trevor and Marianne Peters have said the assault has been a ‘real blow to his confidence’.


Mr Peters said: “I’m not very happy at all.

“He was basically playing outside when the three lads came round through the alleyway.

“They grabbed him and punched him before knocking him to the floor.

“One of them had a plank of wood which he hit Reece with several times across his back and legs.”

“It is a shame because of his condition he does not go out much so this is a real blow to his confidence.”

Mr Peters, who works at Stuart Barnes Conservatories, was at work when the assault occurred.

He added: “My wife was at home when Reece came into the house crying and shaken and told her what happened before she called the police.



Reece, a pupil at The Compass, said: “It’s not right what happened. They hit me over the back and legs with a piece of wood.

“I really want to go outside but I’m scared it will happen again.

“I recognised one of them but not the other two.”

Tears of frustration were shed by his Mum Marianne who said she felt completely ‘helpless’.

Mrs Peters, who is 50 and works for Dorset County Council, said: “It is absolutely awful.

“I was sitting in the living room but I didn’t hear a thing. I’ve had to take time off work because I’m worried they will come to the house.

“I felt completely helpless, hurt and upset.

“There are a lot of incidents involving the police in this area but there is no need for this.

She has hit out against youths who are cruel to her son and call him names.

She added: “Reece has such a hard time over the last year – some of the youths around here call him names.

“I’ve even been up to them and explained his condition and asked them to stop – but they won’t.

“It is just so upsetting that he has had yet another knock to his confidence.”

assailants hunted

NO arrests have yet been made but Dorset Police said investigations will continue.

A spokesman said: “We received a report that a 15-year-old boy had been assaulted by three people in Dahlia Close in Weymouth.

“He had been left with a swollen eye, chipped tooth and bruising.

“We were informed that one of them had been holding a plank of wood.

“Dorset Police are currently investigating this issue.”





Woman attacked by two men on busy Weymouth road

SCENE OF INCIDENT: Derby Stores, Derby Street, Weymouth

SHOP staff in Weymouth had a shock when an assault victim covered in blood ran in to hide.

A fight broke out in the street outside Derby Stores in the Park District yesterday morning.

Derby Stores owner Kevin Bennett said his mother-in-law Barbara Bebbington was minding the shop when the fight broke out.

Mr Bennett returned to find blood on the shop floor.

Clearing up the mess yesterday, Mr Bennett said: “Apparently they were shouting and fighting in the road outside. One guy came flying in here to hide.”




An onlooker said: “The old lady that works in there came out shouting: ‘Help.

‘Call the police.’ She was very distressed.”

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance said crews treated a man with facial injuries at the scene.
to monkeydog 'far too dangerous at night to go anywhere'. What a ridiculous thing to write. This is Weymouth not Baghdad. No wonder people believe daft things when they read this sort of rubbish.” Reply Mabe you should ask poor Reece Peters or his family about the terrible violence in Weymouth and surrounding areas now. Here are just some incidents this month... Ask any policeman in Weymouth to enlighten you about the town centre violence... A VULNERABLE boy is terrified of leaving home after he was attacked and beaten by three youths. Reece Peters, 15, was assaulted by three people when he was playing on Dahlia Close in Preston Downs. He has been left with a swollen and cut face, a black eye and a chipped tooth after he was beaten with a plank of wood. Reece, who has Asperger’s syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is now scared to go outside. His parents Trevor and Marianne Peters have said the assault has been a ‘real blow to his confidence’. Mr Peters said: “I’m not very happy at all. “He was basically playing outside when the three lads came round through the alleyway. “They grabbed him and punched him before knocking him to the floor. “One of them had a plank of wood which he hit Reece with several times across his back and legs.” “It is a shame because of his condition he does not go out much so this is a real blow to his confidence.” Mr Peters, who works at Stuart Barnes Conservatories, was at work when the assault occurred. He added: “My wife was at home when Reece came into the house crying and shaken and told her what happened before she called the police. Reece, a pupil at The Compass, said: “It’s not right what happened. They hit me over the back and legs with a piece of wood. “I really want to go outside but I’m scared it will happen again. “I recognised one of them but not the other two.” Tears of frustration were shed by his Mum Marianne who said she felt completely ‘helpless’. Mrs Peters, who is 50 and works for Dorset County Council, said: “It is absolutely awful. “I was sitting in the living room but I didn’t hear a thing. I’ve had to take time off work because I’m worried they will come to the house. “I felt completely helpless, hurt and upset. “There are a lot of incidents involving the police in this area but there is no need for this. She has hit out against youths who are cruel to her son and call him names. She added: “Reece has such a hard time over the last year – some of the youths around here call him names. “I’ve even been up to them and explained his condition and asked them to stop – but they won’t. “It is just so upsetting that he has had yet another knock to his confidence.” assailants hunted NO arrests have yet been made but Dorset Police said investigations will continue. A spokesman said: “We received a report that a 15-year-old boy had been assaulted by three people in Dahlia Close in Weymouth. “He had been left with a swollen eye, chipped tooth and bruising. “We were informed that one of them had been holding a plank of wood. “Dorset Police are currently investigating this issue.” Woman attacked by two men on busy Weymouth road SCENE OF INCIDENT: Derby Stores, Derby Street, Weymouth SHOP staff in Weymouth had a shock when an assault victim covered in blood ran in to hide. A fight broke out in the street outside Derby Stores in the Park District yesterday morning. Derby Stores owner Kevin Bennett said his mother-in-law Barbara Bebbington was minding the shop when the fight broke out. Mr Bennett returned to find blood on the shop floor. Clearing up the mess yesterday, Mr Bennett said: “Apparently they were shouting and fighting in the road outside. One guy came flying in here to hide.” An onlooker said: “The old lady that works in there came out shouting: ‘Help. ‘Call the police.’ She was very distressed.” A spokesman for South Western Ambulance said crews treated a man with facial injuries at the scene. yetti
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8:31am Fri 22 Jun 12

yetti says...

Lets hope that the Olympics will not encourage more violence like last year..
from the 'dear sweet fun loving visitors'..

Drunken thugs cause chaos in Weymouth town centre


VIOLENT thugs rioted during a drink-fuelled afternoon in Weymouth town centre.

Six men were arrested following chaotic scenes which erupted after visiting groups converged on the town at the weekend.

There were reports of more than 50 people who had come down to the resort ‘for a fight’ on Saturday afternoon.

No-one was seriously hurt and no major damage was caused but licensees said they were appalled at the scenes and fear for the town’s holiday image.

Members of the town’s Pubwatch scheme had been put on alert earlier in the weekend to reports of a large group visiting from Southampton. Numbers were swelled by visitors from Yeovil and Bristol.




Police said there were large-scale disturbances on the harbourside and later in Gloucester Mews off the seafront as the visitors made their way to the railway station to catch the train home.

Officers were aided by CCTV operators who alerted them to the trouble.

Owner of the Orange Cider Bar in St Thomas Street Chris Walden-Reece said most of the crowd, who arrived in the town in the early afternoon and stayed till 8pm, had come down from Southampton.

He said local pubs had been warned about the threat and as a result several, like his own, were refusing to let large groups in.



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However, there were still several flashpoints including in the seating area outside Rendezvous and the Royal Oak, which Mr Walden-Reece and staff from other pubs attended to offer assistance.

Mr Walden-Reece said: “It was just mayhem, there were glasses and tables being thrown.

“There were also quite a few racist remarks.”

Mr Walden-Reece praised the response of Rendezvous manager Keith Treggiden as well as the staff from the various other pubs who responded.

However, he said the situation could have been easier to manage if all pubs kept their radios on.

Mr Walden-Reece said the violent scenes had turned holidaymakers away from town and had resulted in a 70 per cent loss in trade compared to a typical Saturday.

He said: “From 3pm onwards till about eight o’clock families were just turning round and going back.

“It’s not fair because this is our busy season and we ought to be taking more money.

“These people are just coming down for a fight.”

Mr Treggiden, who is chairman of Weymouth Pubwatch, said there was only so much that pubs could do to prevent violence of the nature that erupted.

He said: “We were warned by the police that they were coming.

“However when they came down they dispersed into smaller groups and once they got to the harbourside they formed one large group and just kicked off, it was horrible.

“It’s just unfortunate when you know these groups are coming, we should put them on the next train back and send them home.

“They are only here for one reason and that’s to cause as much mayhem as possible.

“It doesn’t set the right message for the longevity of tourism in the town.”

Mr Treggiden said he believed the crowd contained more than 50 people and said that the joint working of pubs through Pubwatch and their radio links had helped prevent the situation becoming even worse.

The crowd later moved off towards Weymouth train station and there was another flashpoint in Gloucester Mews.

Tom Blackwell, 20, a fryer at the Seachef fish and chip restaurant, saw the mob come past his workplace.

He said: “I heard lots of shouting and there were lots of things being thrown – bottles, signs, cones and everything – and then the police turned up.”

Last week the Echo reported an altercation at Yates’ Wine Lodge where three men were arrested after a large group of men from Yeovil visited the town.

Mr Treggiden said then that town licensees could refuse entry to large groups of drinkers who aren’t local.

Speaking about the rioting at the weekend Weymouth and Portland Borough Council spokesman for community safety Geoff Petherick said: “This is something that should not be tolerated.

“We cannot become known as the town where people can do as they wish.

“I would like to see zero-tolerance and I will be talking to the police about these issues.”

Six Southampton men arrested by police

DETECTIVE Constable Steve Dodge of Weymouth CID said six men from Southampton with ages between 18 and late 40s were arrested in Weymouth following ‘large scale disturbances’ on Saturday.

He said the arrests were made for public order and drug and alcohol-related offences. The arrested men have since been released on bail while inquiries continue.

Det Con Dodge said: “The trouble unfolded throughout the day.

“There was a disturbance outside the Rendezvous on the harbour about 4pm and later on in Gloucester Mews about 6pm as the group made their way home.
Lets hope that the Olympics will not encourage more violence like last year.. from the 'dear sweet fun loving visitors'.. Drunken thugs cause chaos in Weymouth town centre VIOLENT thugs rioted during a drink-fuelled afternoon in Weymouth town centre. Six men were arrested following chaotic scenes which erupted after visiting groups converged on the town at the weekend. There were reports of more than 50 people who had come down to the resort ‘for a fight’ on Saturday afternoon. No-one was seriously hurt and no major damage was caused but licensees said they were appalled at the scenes and fear for the town’s holiday image. Members of the town’s Pubwatch scheme had been put on alert earlier in the weekend to reports of a large group visiting from Southampton. Numbers were swelled by visitors from Yeovil and Bristol. Police said there were large-scale disturbances on the harbourside and later in Gloucester Mews off the seafront as the visitors made their way to the railway station to catch the train home. Officers were aided by CCTV operators who alerted them to the trouble. Owner of the Orange Cider Bar in St Thomas Street Chris Walden-Reece said most of the crowd, who arrived in the town in the early afternoon and stayed till 8pm, had come down from Southampton. He said local pubs had been warned about the threat and as a result several, like his own, were refusing to let large groups in. Ads by Google ACCA Training Centre Get Free PTE Prep Course & Exam. Save £500, Book ACCA Today! www.LSBF.org.uk/ACCA -PTE However, there were still several flashpoints including in the seating area outside Rendezvous and the Royal Oak, which Mr Walden-Reece and staff from other pubs attended to offer assistance. Mr Walden-Reece said: “It was just mayhem, there were glasses and tables being thrown. “There were also quite a few racist remarks.” Mr Walden-Reece praised the response of Rendezvous manager Keith Treggiden as well as the staff from the various other pubs who responded. However, he said the situation could have been easier to manage if all pubs kept their radios on. Mr Walden-Reece said the violent scenes had turned holidaymakers away from town and had resulted in a 70 per cent loss in trade compared to a typical Saturday. He said: “From 3pm onwards till about eight o’clock families were just turning round and going back. “It’s not fair because this is our busy season and we ought to be taking more money. “These people are just coming down for a fight.” Mr Treggiden, who is chairman of Weymouth Pubwatch, said there was only so much that pubs could do to prevent violence of the nature that erupted. He said: “We were warned by the police that they were coming. “However when they came down they dispersed into smaller groups and once they got to the harbourside they formed one large group and just kicked off, it was horrible. “It’s just unfortunate when you know these groups are coming, we should put them on the next train back and send them home. “They are only here for one reason and that’s to cause as much mayhem as possible. “It doesn’t set the right message for the longevity of tourism in the town.” Mr Treggiden said he believed the crowd contained more than 50 people and said that the joint working of pubs through Pubwatch and their radio links had helped prevent the situation becoming even worse. The crowd later moved off towards Weymouth train station and there was another flashpoint in Gloucester Mews. Tom Blackwell, 20, a fryer at the Seachef fish and chip restaurant, saw the mob come past his workplace. He said: “I heard lots of shouting and there were lots of things being thrown – bottles, signs, cones and everything – and then the police turned up.” Last week the Echo reported an altercation at Yates’ Wine Lodge where three men were arrested after a large group of men from Yeovil visited the town. Mr Treggiden said then that town licensees could refuse entry to large groups of drinkers who aren’t local. Speaking about the rioting at the weekend Weymouth and Portland Borough Council spokesman for community safety Geoff Petherick said: “This is something that should not be tolerated. “We cannot become known as the town where people can do as they wish. “I would like to see zero-tolerance and I will be talking to the police about these issues.” Six Southampton men arrested by police DETECTIVE Constable Steve Dodge of Weymouth CID said six men from Southampton with ages between 18 and late 40s were arrested in Weymouth following ‘large scale disturbances’ on Saturday. He said the arrests were made for public order and drug and alcohol-related offences. The arrested men have since been released on bail while inquiries continue. Det Con Dodge said: “The trouble unfolded throughout the day. “There was a disturbance outside the Rendezvous on the harbour about 4pm and later on in Gloucester Mews about 6pm as the group made their way home. yetti
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10:11am Fri 22 Jun 12

Mr irate says...

Hedgehogspring wrote:
RepublicOfSouthill wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.
Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?
Republicofsouthill is clearly a snob and not from Sou-ff-hill, as everyone from Sou-ff-hil have terrible English like 'mine'!

Since when did Mark Probin become the worldwide authority on palm freaking trees !
[quote][p][bold]Hedgehogspring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.[/p][/quote]Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?[/p][/quote]Republicofsouthill is clearly a snob and not from Sou-ff-hill, as everyone from Sou-ff-hil have terrible English like 'mine'! Since when did Mark Probin become the worldwide authority on palm freaking trees ! Mr irate
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11:31am Fri 22 Jun 12

Mark Probin says...

Mr irate wrote:
Hedgehogspring wrote:
RepublicOfSouthill wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.
Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?
Republicofsouthill is clearly a snob and not from Sou-ff-hill, as everyone from Sou-ff-hil have terrible English like 'mine'!

Since when did Mark Probin become the worldwide authority on palm freaking trees !
Since I found out eating the leaves were good for your bladder!
[quote][p][bold]Mr irate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hedgehogspring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.[/p][/quote]Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?[/p][/quote]Republicofsouthill is clearly a snob and not from Sou-ff-hill, as everyone from Sou-ff-hil have terrible English like 'mine'! Since when did Mark Probin become the worldwide authority on palm freaking trees ![/p][/quote]Since I found out eating the leaves were good for your bladder! Mark Probin
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11:34am Fri 22 Jun 12

monkeydog says...

yetti wrote:
to monkeydog


'far too dangerous at night to go anywhere'. What a ridiculous thing to write. This is Weymouth not Baghdad. No wonder people believe daft things when they read this sort of rubbish.”


Reply

Mabe you should ask poor Reece Peters or his family about the terrible violence in Weymouth and surrounding areas now.

Here are just some incidents this month... Ask any policeman in Weymouth to enlighten you about the town centre violence...

A VULNERABLE boy is terrified of leaving home after he was attacked and beaten by three youths.

Reece Peters, 15, was assaulted by three people when he was playing on Dahlia Close in Preston Downs.

He has been left with a swollen and cut face, a black eye and a chipped tooth after he was beaten with a plank of wood.

Reece, who has Asperger’s syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is now scared to go outside.

His parents Trevor and Marianne Peters have said the assault has been a ‘real blow to his confidence’.


Mr Peters said: “I’m not very happy at all.

“He was basically playing outside when the three lads came round through the alleyway.

“They grabbed him and punched him before knocking him to the floor.

“One of them had a plank of wood which he hit Reece with several times across his back and legs.”

“It is a shame because of his condition he does not go out much so this is a real blow to his confidence.”

Mr Peters, who works at Stuart Barnes Conservatories, was at work when the assault occurred.

He added: “My wife was at home when Reece came into the house crying and shaken and told her what happened before she called the police.



Reece, a pupil at The Compass, said: “It’s not right what happened. They hit me over the back and legs with a piece of wood.

“I really want to go outside but I’m scared it will happen again.

“I recognised one of them but not the other two.”

Tears of frustration were shed by his Mum Marianne who said she felt completely ‘helpless’.

Mrs Peters, who is 50 and works for Dorset County Council, said: “It is absolutely awful.

“I was sitting in the living room but I didn’t hear a thing. I’ve had to take time off work because I’m worried they will come to the house.

“I felt completely helpless, hurt and upset.

“There are a lot of incidents involving the police in this area but there is no need for this.

She has hit out against youths who are cruel to her son and call him names.

She added: “Reece has such a hard time over the last year – some of the youths around here call him names.

“I’ve even been up to them and explained his condition and asked them to stop – but they won’t.

“It is just so upsetting that he has had yet another knock to his confidence.”

assailants hunted

NO arrests have yet been made but Dorset Police said investigations will continue.

A spokesman said: “We received a report that a 15-year-old boy had been assaulted by three people in Dahlia Close in Weymouth.

“He had been left with a swollen eye, chipped tooth and bruising.

“We were informed that one of them had been holding a plank of wood.

“Dorset Police are currently investigating this issue.”





Woman attacked by two men on busy Weymouth road

SCENE OF INCIDENT: Derby Stores, Derby Street, Weymouth

SHOP staff in Weymouth had a shock when an assault victim covered in blood ran in to hide.

A fight broke out in the street outside Derby Stores in the Park District yesterday morning.

Derby Stores owner Kevin Bennett said his mother-in-law Barbara Bebbington was minding the shop when the fight broke out.

Mr Bennett returned to find blood on the shop floor.

Clearing up the mess yesterday, Mr Bennett said: “Apparently they were shouting and fighting in the road outside. One guy came flying in here to hide.”




An onlooker said: “The old lady that works in there came out shouting: ‘Help.

‘Call the police.’ She was very distressed.”

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance said crews treated a man with facial injuries at the scene.
Backing up your claim that Weymouth is 'dangerous' at night with a few instances of the kind that happen everywhere does not change the fact that you original assertion is absurd.
[quote][p][bold]yetti[/bold] wrote: to monkeydog 'far too dangerous at night to go anywhere'. What a ridiculous thing to write. This is Weymouth not Baghdad. No wonder people believe daft things when they read this sort of rubbish.” Reply Mabe you should ask poor Reece Peters or his family about the terrible violence in Weymouth and surrounding areas now. Here are just some incidents this month... Ask any policeman in Weymouth to enlighten you about the town centre violence... A VULNERABLE boy is terrified of leaving home after he was attacked and beaten by three youths. Reece Peters, 15, was assaulted by three people when he was playing on Dahlia Close in Preston Downs. He has been left with a swollen and cut face, a black eye and a chipped tooth after he was beaten with a plank of wood. Reece, who has Asperger’s syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is now scared to go outside. His parents Trevor and Marianne Peters have said the assault has been a ‘real blow to his confidence’. Mr Peters said: “I’m not very happy at all. “He was basically playing outside when the three lads came round through the alleyway. “They grabbed him and punched him before knocking him to the floor. “One of them had a plank of wood which he hit Reece with several times across his back and legs.” “It is a shame because of his condition he does not go out much so this is a real blow to his confidence.” Mr Peters, who works at Stuart Barnes Conservatories, was at work when the assault occurred. He added: “My wife was at home when Reece came into the house crying and shaken and told her what happened before she called the police. Reece, a pupil at The Compass, said: “It’s not right what happened. They hit me over the back and legs with a piece of wood. “I really want to go outside but I’m scared it will happen again. “I recognised one of them but not the other two.” Tears of frustration were shed by his Mum Marianne who said she felt completely ‘helpless’. Mrs Peters, who is 50 and works for Dorset County Council, said: “It is absolutely awful. “I was sitting in the living room but I didn’t hear a thing. I’ve had to take time off work because I’m worried they will come to the house. “I felt completely helpless, hurt and upset. “There are a lot of incidents involving the police in this area but there is no need for this. She has hit out against youths who are cruel to her son and call him names. She added: “Reece has such a hard time over the last year – some of the youths around here call him names. “I’ve even been up to them and explained his condition and asked them to stop – but they won’t. “It is just so upsetting that he has had yet another knock to his confidence.” assailants hunted NO arrests have yet been made but Dorset Police said investigations will continue. A spokesman said: “We received a report that a 15-year-old boy had been assaulted by three people in Dahlia Close in Weymouth. “He had been left with a swollen eye, chipped tooth and bruising. “We were informed that one of them had been holding a plank of wood. “Dorset Police are currently investigating this issue.” Woman attacked by two men on busy Weymouth road SCENE OF INCIDENT: Derby Stores, Derby Street, Weymouth SHOP staff in Weymouth had a shock when an assault victim covered in blood ran in to hide. A fight broke out in the street outside Derby Stores in the Park District yesterday morning. Derby Stores owner Kevin Bennett said his mother-in-law Barbara Bebbington was minding the shop when the fight broke out. Mr Bennett returned to find blood on the shop floor. Clearing up the mess yesterday, Mr Bennett said: “Apparently they were shouting and fighting in the road outside. One guy came flying in here to hide.” An onlooker said: “The old lady that works in there came out shouting: ‘Help. ‘Call the police.’ She was very distressed.” A spokesman for South Western Ambulance said crews treated a man with facial injuries at the scene.[/p][/quote]Backing up your claim that Weymouth is 'dangerous' at night with a few instances of the kind that happen everywhere does not change the fact that you original assertion is absurd. monkeydog
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11:39am Fri 22 Jun 12

Mr irate says...

Mark Probin wrote:
Mr irate wrote:
Hedgehogspring wrote:
RepublicOfSouthill wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.
Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?
Republicofsouthill is clearly a snob and not from Sou-ff-hill, as everyone from Sou-ff-hil have terrible English like 'mine'! Since when did Mark Probin become the worldwide authority on palm freaking trees !
Since I found out eating the leaves were good for your bladder!
Can you get some for me please? No actually can I have a whole tree?
[quote][p][bold]Mark Probin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr irate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hedgehogspring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.[/p][/quote]Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?[/p][/quote]Republicofsouthill is clearly a snob and not from Sou-ff-hill, as everyone from Sou-ff-hil have terrible English like 'mine'! Since when did Mark Probin become the worldwide authority on palm freaking trees ![/p][/quote]Since I found out eating the leaves were good for your bladder![/p][/quote]Can you get some for me please? No actually can I have a whole tree? Mr irate
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12:14pm Fri 22 Jun 12

RepublicOfSouthill says...

Mr irate wrote:
Mark Probin wrote:
Mr irate wrote:
Hedgehogspring wrote:
RepublicOfSouthill wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.
Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?
Republicofsouthill is clearly a snob and not from Sou-ff-hill, as everyone from Sou-ff-hil have terrible English like 'mine'! Since when did Mark Probin become the worldwide authority on palm freaking trees !
Since I found out eating the leaves were good for your bladder!
Can you get some for me please? No actually can I have a whole tree?
I think Mr Probin must be the snob given his palm tree expertise. As for Mr Irate's bladder problems, do we really need to discuss this in public?
[quote][p][bold]Mr irate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark Probin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr irate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hedgehogspring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.[/p][/quote]Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?[/p][/quote]Republicofsouthill is clearly a snob and not from Sou-ff-hill, as everyone from Sou-ff-hil have terrible English like 'mine'! Since when did Mark Probin become the worldwide authority on palm freaking trees ![/p][/quote]Since I found out eating the leaves were good for your bladder![/p][/quote]Can you get some for me please? No actually can I have a whole tree?[/p][/quote]I think Mr Probin must be the snob given his palm tree expertise. As for Mr Irate's bladder problems, do we really need to discuss this in public? RepublicOfSouthill
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1:12pm Fri 22 Jun 12

Mr irate says...

RepublicOfSouthill wrote:
Mr irate wrote:
Mark Probin wrote:
Mr irate wrote:
Hedgehogspring wrote:
RepublicOfSouthill wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.
Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?
Republicofsouthill is clearly a snob and not from Sou-ff-hill, as everyone from Sou-ff-hil have terrible English like 'mine'! Since when did Mark Probin become the worldwide authority on palm freaking trees !
Since I found out eating the leaves were good for your bladder!
Can you get some for me please? No actually can I have a whole tree?
I think Mr Probin must be the snob given his palm tree expertise. As for Mr Irate's bladder problems, do we really need to discuss this in public?
Maybe you should get your mental issues out in public!
[quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr irate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark Probin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr irate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hedgehogspring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: jmc1, your English isn't much better.[/p][/quote]Got nothing better to do than criticise people, you pedantic, patronising snob ?[/p][/quote]Republicofsouthill is clearly a snob and not from Sou-ff-hill, as everyone from Sou-ff-hil have terrible English like 'mine'! Since when did Mark Probin become the worldwide authority on palm freaking trees ![/p][/quote]Since I found out eating the leaves were good for your bladder![/p][/quote]Can you get some for me please? No actually can I have a whole tree?[/p][/quote]I think Mr Probin must be the snob given his palm tree expertise. As for Mr Irate's bladder problems, do we really need to discuss this in public?[/p][/quote]Maybe you should get your mental issues out in public! Mr irate
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3:15pm Fri 22 Jun 12

cj07589 says...

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE wrote:
I wonder how long they will last before getting graffiti added to them?
Give it a week or so....
[quote][p][bold]IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE[/bold] wrote: I wonder how long they will last before getting graffiti added to them?[/p][/quote]Give it a week or so.... cj07589
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3:24pm Fri 22 Jun 12

MRCHAOS says...

This is Olympic ring, laser, palm tree CHAOS! Sell the lot and build a decent running track for our kids! The Marsh track is a damned disgrace!
This is Olympic ring, laser, palm tree CHAOS! Sell the lot and build a decent running track for our kids! The Marsh track is a damned disgrace! MRCHAOS
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3:32pm Fri 22 Jun 12

cj07589 says...

I rather like the Palm trees whether they last the winter is another thing all together. But agree I wish they had invested in grass roots of different sports for youngsters rather than wasting vast piles of money on crappy rocks stuck on posts etc..
I rather like the Palm trees whether they last the winter is another thing all together. But agree I wish they had invested in grass roots of different sports for youngsters rather than wasting vast piles of money on crappy rocks stuck on posts etc.. cj07589
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12:18pm Sat 23 Jun 12

Desk24 says...

I will inspect this, no blue paint on tower yet, poor artsitic visual from prom.
I will inspect this, no blue paint on tower yet, poor artsitic visual from prom. Desk24
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12:58pm Sat 23 Jun 12

SILVERMAN says...

SO , CAN ANYONE TELL ME PLEASE, JUST WHO HAS PAID FOR THESE RINGS
SO , CAN ANYONE TELL ME PLEASE, JUST WHO HAS PAID FOR THESE RINGS SILVERMAN
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1:19pm Sat 23 Jun 12

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

SILVERMAN
Interesting question, a search on the net only says that Portland Stone Ltd, were commissioned to create a sculpture of the Iconic Olympic Rings in order to act as a lasting memento to the hosting of the sailing events of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The sculpture complements a series of improvements being made to the station in partnership with the Olympic Delivery Authority, the South West Trains and Network Rail alliance and Dorset County Council.
Nowhere that I could find says exactly who paid but I prefer this to the 'rox on stix'.
SILVERMAN Interesting question, a search on the net only says that Portland Stone Ltd, were commissioned to create a sculpture of the Iconic Olympic Rings in order to act as a lasting memento to the hosting of the sailing events of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The sculpture complements a series of improvements being made to the station in partnership with the Olympic Delivery Authority, the South West Trains and Network Rail alliance and Dorset County Council. Nowhere that I could find says exactly who paid but I prefer this to the 'rox on stix'. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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10:03pm Sun 24 Jun 12

Old Bill says...

Yeti, Did you attend school or were you not paying attention during your English lessons?
Yeti, Did you attend school or were you not paying attention during your English lessons? Old Bill
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2:02pm Mon 25 Jun 12

scubadude says...

Weymouth Ex-pat wrote:
I'm getting seriously annoyed with the continual doom & gloom mongers who come on here and moan about everything. What a miserable bunch of old gits some of you are. You're about to play host to part of the biggest sporting event in the world. It's a huge honour and achievement - the sailing could have (note, not could "of") gone to Poole Bay, Torbay etc - but it hasn't. Weymouth & Portland will be on the map in a way that the local tourist board could have only dreamed of a few years ago. Have any of you any idea how many sailing enthusiasts will be attending and/or watching on TV? Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, if not millions.
I think the Rings outside the station look great.
I know you're all cheesed off with the roadworks etc, but come on, get a life. Enjoy it for what it is.
Oh will it? Do you know (off the top of your head) the names of the towns that hosted the sailing for the last few Games? (Clue- none where based at the host city) No, didn't think you did, nobody does- because they won't be seen on TV, Weymouth & Portland might appear on UK coverage because they have 18hr/day to fill but noone outside the UK will see anything of Weymouth, Portland or even Stratford, they will just see the sports, they might as well be in the same place everytime frankly.
[quote][p][bold]Weymouth Ex-pat[/bold] wrote: I'm getting seriously annoyed with the continual doom & gloom mongers who come on here and moan about everything. What a miserable bunch of old gits some of you are. You're about to play host to part of the biggest sporting event in the world. It's a huge honour and achievement - the sailing could have (note, not could "of") gone to Poole Bay, Torbay etc - but it hasn't. Weymouth & Portland will be on the map in a way that the local tourist board could have only dreamed of a few years ago. Have any of you any idea how many sailing enthusiasts will be attending and/or watching on TV? Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, if not millions. I think the Rings outside the station look great. I know you're all cheesed off with the roadworks etc, but come on, get a life. Enjoy it for what it is.[/p][/quote]Oh will it? Do you know (off the top of your head) the names of the towns that hosted the sailing for the last few Games? (Clue- none where based at the host city) No, didn't think you did, nobody does- because they won't be seen on TV, Weymouth & Portland might appear on UK coverage because they have 18hr/day to fill but noone outside the UK will see anything of Weymouth, Portland or even Stratford, they will just see the sports, they might as well be in the same place everytime frankly. scubadude
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2:50pm Mon 25 Jun 12

Dorsettraveller says...

some have commented on here that W&P will NOT achieve any coverage across the globe bacuse of the games and sailing events. i for one who works in the media business can tell you it WILL get substantial coverage and already has. For example W&P has already appeared on a prime day time US TV channel -promoting the wonderful Dorset countryside and coast. This in tourism terms is priceless coverage. So if you dont work in the media and have no ida bout the value of media sotlight and coverage than can be achieved then dont make sweeping generalisations.
some have commented on here that W&P will NOT achieve any coverage across the globe bacuse of the games and sailing events. i for one who works in the media business can tell you it WILL get substantial coverage and already has. For example W&P has already appeared on a prime day time US TV channel -promoting the wonderful Dorset countryside and coast. This in tourism terms is priceless coverage. So if you dont work in the media and have no ida bout the value of media sotlight and coverage than can be achieved then dont make sweeping generalisations. Dorsettraveller
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5:15pm Mon 25 Jun 12

ohcetesrod says...

Dorsettraveller wrote:
some have commented on here that W&P will NOT achieve any coverage across the globe bacuse of the games and sailing events. i for one who works in the media business can tell you it WILL get substantial coverage and already has. For example W&P has already appeared on a prime day time US TV channel -promoting the wonderful Dorset countryside and coast. This in tourism terms is priceless coverage. So if you dont work in the media and have no ida bout the value of media sotlight and coverage than can be achieved then dont make sweeping generalisations.
Well said. Too many make statements without knowing facts.
[quote][p][bold]Dorsettraveller[/bold] wrote: some have commented on here that W&P will NOT achieve any coverage across the globe bacuse of the games and sailing events. i for one who works in the media business can tell you it WILL get substantial coverage and already has. For example W&P has already appeared on a prime day time US TV channel -promoting the wonderful Dorset countryside and coast. This in tourism terms is priceless coverage. So if you dont work in the media and have no ida bout the value of media sotlight and coverage than can be achieved then dont make sweeping generalisations.[/p][/quote]Well said. Too many make statements without knowing facts. ohcetesrod
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1:02pm Tue 26 Jun 12

Caption Sensible says...

This is like viewing a loony bin!

The scary thing is some on here get to vote!

The rings looks great, the trees look great, I like the lasers, I like the Tower, I look forward to the Olympics.

Bring it on!
This is like viewing a loony bin! The scary thing is some on here get to vote! The rings looks great, the trees look great, I like the lasers, I like the Tower, I look forward to the Olympics. Bring it on! Caption Sensible
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1:11pm Tue 26 Jun 12

Peter6 says...

ohcetesrod wrote:
yetti wrote:
Unfortunately the damage is forever. The real character of Weymouth is lost forever. I heard a rumour that even the Esplanade Palm trees are temporary, and hired at yet more expence and will be removed after the Olympics ... Sadly they will all surely die anyway. it looks like Weymouth is fast becoming a mad illusion created by greed and Council stupidity. How on earth did the Council obtain planning permission for the monstrocities of the observation tower. laser towers and upturned boats there ?
Why will the Palm tree die?

Open your eyes, there are two Palm trees at the front car-park down by the Pavilion, they have been there for years

http://goo.gl/maps/r

QOu

I guess it's so easy to spout tosh.
The two "trees" you are talking about are not palms but are cordelines which although severely burnt by salt winds are much more hardy.They used to be spaced along the seafront but had to be replaced every three years or so when they got too badly burnt.
[quote][p][bold]ohcetesrod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yetti[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately the damage is forever. The real character of Weymouth is lost forever. I heard a rumour that even the Esplanade Palm trees are temporary, and hired at yet more expence and will be removed after the Olympics ... Sadly they will all surely die anyway. it looks like Weymouth is fast becoming a mad illusion created by greed and Council stupidity. How on earth did the Council obtain planning permission for the monstrocities of the observation tower. laser towers and upturned boats there ?[/p][/quote]Why will the Palm tree die? Open your eyes, there are two Palm trees at the front car-park down by the Pavilion, they have been there for years http://goo.gl/maps/r QOu I guess it's so easy to spout tosh.[/p][/quote]The two "trees" you are talking about are not palms but are cordelines which although severely burnt by salt winds are much more hardy.They used to be spaced along the seafront but had to be replaced every three years or so when they got too badly burnt. Peter6
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11:12pm Tue 26 Jun 12

ohcetesrod says...

Sorry, you are wrong.

Go down and have a look for yourself at the two in the bedding next to the car park.
Sorry, you are wrong. Go down and have a look for yourself at the two in the bedding next to the car park. ohcetesrod
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11:04am Wed 27 Jun 12

banknote says...

Caption Sensible wrote:
This is like viewing a loony bin!

The scary thing is some on here get to vote!

The rings looks great, the trees look great, I like the lasers, I like the Tower, I look forward to the Olympics.

Bring it on!
Hear, hear.
[quote][p][bold]Caption Sensible[/bold] wrote: This is like viewing a loony bin! The scary thing is some on here get to vote! The rings looks great, the trees look great, I like the lasers, I like the Tower, I look forward to the Olympics. Bring it on![/p][/quote]Hear, hear. banknote
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