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25 June 2018

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Weymouth BID Update


Weymouth BID


Monday June 25, 2018

Dear Subscriber,

This week is THE week


This Thursday sees the close of the BID ballot - have you sent in your ballot form yet?

Any last-minute returns can be taken to the council offices on Commercial Road before 8:30am on Thursday 28th June.

The official declaration will be made on Friday 29th.

Whatever the outcome may be, the BID team is extremely grateful for all the support that we have received from businesses, unpaid board members, WPBC, Weyfarers, community groups and the passionate steering group who put the business plan together. The last 6 months have been a whirlwind of hard work and the progress that has been made is incredible.

We are proud to work for an organisation that values transparency, honesty and quality engagement.



Community Credits scheme



For those that don’t know the Volunteer Centre Dorset, it is an accredited centre which supports organisations to find volunteers. They organise the Community Credit Scheme which is a project that enables people with learning disabilities to volunteer locally with the support of mentors(befrienders).

Recently they have been involved with growing 'Incredible Edibles' around the town in places which might not look so nice and aim to make them beautiful. Volunteers through the scheme earn 1 community credit note for every hour volunteered. These credit notes can then be exchanged for a health & wellbeing activity like a swim, a taxi ride or a hot drink in a café to aid social inclusion.

So far they have the Sea life Centre, The Heights Hotel, Riviera Hotel, Zizzy's and RSPB involved. They are seeking other places to exchange credits. There is no monetary value to these credits. In return they can advertise your company in their magazine which goes throughout Dorset or they can hold team meetings in your venue.

The volunteers get involved in many voluntary opportunities like charity shops, litter picking, gardening and office work. They volunteer at not for profit organisations to help them. If interested please contact Siobhan on the number below.

Siobhán Davis - Tel: 01305 269214 or 07918639014 Project Coordinator for the Community Credit Scheme



Coffee With Claudia

For what will hopefully be the first (successful) post-ballot coffee session...

Claudia will be in Shelley's @ The Richmoor Hotel on the 12th July between 4-5pm to informally discuss any issues you may have or just have some general BID chat.

Thanks to Loraine for hosting.

Please let us know if you are able to attend as refreshments will be provided.



How is the website doing?


This graph shows the increased traffic so far this month from Google searches. This is compared to the same period last year. As you will see there has been a 58.2% increase in visitor sessions which is a fantastic improvement.

The top 10 search terms for this month are: 1. weymouth 2. weymouth seafood festival 3. weymouth carnival 4. weymouth beach 5. things to do in weymouth 6. weymouth tourist information 7. weymouth half marathon 8. weymouth events 9. weymouth shopping 10. shops in weymouth



Community Toilet Scheme Survey Results

Thank you to all respondees to the survey we sent out last week. There are still 3 days left to complete it.

The results will be sent to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and the Town Centre Manager to help inform their plans in this area.



Weymouth Peninsula development



A planning application has now been submitted by WPBC for the Peninsular development.

Information can be viewed here: 


Weymouth BID is keen to accurately represent the views of the majority of Weymouth business owners and we would love to hear your opinion on the plans. Please email info@weymouthbid.co.uk



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