NEW British Sign Language boards have been installed around Weymouth to help spread awareness.

Weymouth Town Council has installed British Sign Language (BSL) posts around the town to spread awareness and educate children about how BSL can be used to communicate with people.

Children will be able to achieve a new skill by having these boards installed, the town council said.

Sign language is important as it provides a bridge between the deaf and the hearing people.  

The new boards can be found at the children’s play areas in Melcombe Regis, Radipole Gardens, Lodmoor Country Park and Louviers Road. 

Mayor of Weymouth, councillor Kate Wheller said: “I am extremely happy that these BSL boards were put forward to be installed at play areas across Weymouth.

"They will provide those within the deaf community a chance to educate others creating an inclusive accessible area.” 

These posts make play areas more accessible for everyone as well as raising awareness for the BSL community. 

Weymouth Town Council continues to make play areas inclusive for everyone, which is why there will also be autism awareness communication boards that will be installed early this summer.