A COMMUNITY Bank Holiday picnic was a hit with Weymouth residents - with more events now to follow.

Littlemoor Youth Club held its first Family Picnic on Bank Holiday Monday - and organisers have hailed the event a success as they prepare to host more picnics over the summer.

The free event took place at the field outside the Top Club on Louviers Road. It was opened by Weymouth's deputy mayor, councillor Ann Weaving, who lives in Littlemoor and is also a volunteer at the club.

Glitter tattoos were available, as well as refreshments for a small price, with all money raised to be used to provide activities for young people at the club.

Picnics will be held every three weeks, with the next event scheduled for June 20 from 2pm until 4pm.

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Big4Littlemoor project officer Jacqueline Churchill said: "James Knot, who has been Littlemoor Youth Club’s chairman since January 2021, has been driving the youth club forward to provide family friendly events and activities, with the help of volunteers.

"James has a great vision of making Littlemoor Youth Club a centre of excellence for the community and wider use. The picnic was extremely popular with residents from Littlemoor who enjoyed the sun, entertainment and family."

The Youth Club building in Littlemoor can be hired for events or parties, however there is a strict no alcohol policy as the building is owned by Dorset Council and provides children and young people’s services.

James can be contacted to book the Top Club building on 07802 213528 or by emailing chairtopclub@gmail.com

For more information visit the club's Facebook page: 'Littlemoor Youth Club at Top Club.'

Meanwhile, a family picnic is being hosted by Weymouth Town Council at Sandsfoot Gardens from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday June 6. The event will feature the introduction of the recently appointed mayor of Weymouth councillor Colin Huckle and a few words from the past mayor, councillor Graham Winter.

The event will feature live entertainment from the popular singing group the Decadettes. There will also be a number of local community groups represented, including Veterans Hub, Friends of Sandsfoot and Rodwell Trail, Walking for Health, Trishaw and Stretch Along.