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  • Advanced works to start on Weymouth quay wall

    By Newshound007 at 07:50 on 01/06/12
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    Advanced works on the ferry berth area at Weymouth quay are set to begin this month. Contractors working on behalf of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council will undertake preliminary works to prepare the quay for major repairs which are scheduled to start in the autumn. The preliminary works will include: • Removal of the canopy that covers the ferry berth walkway • Excavation work to relieve the...
  • Local elections held in Weymouth & Portland on Thursday, 3 May

    By Newshound007 at 15:14 on 22/04/12
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    It's that time of year again when you get to have your say right where it counts for councillors - at the ballot box. There are 12 seats up for grabs this year in Wemouth and Portland: they are currently being held by 4 Conservative, 2 Labour and 6 Lib Dem councillors. This covers pretty much all of the borough EXCEPT Tophill East, Upwey & Broadwey and the Wey Valley wards, which do not have elections this year. Polling...
  • Recycle your Christmas Tree for free!

    By Newshound007 at 16:55 on 28/12/11
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    Real Christmas trees are being collected by councils in Weymouth, Portland and West Dorset between Thursday 5 January and Wednesday 1 February. Residents can leave trees alongside their brown bins to be collected. Book ahead - 48 hours in advance. You can do this online at, or ring 01305 251010. Then all you have to do is leave the tree out on the same day you would leave your...
  • Weymouth binmen might go on strike next week

    By Newshound007 at 21:19 on 26/11/11
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    Rubbish and recycling might not be collected next week if council workers are going on strike in Weymouth and Portland. Public sector employees across the whole country are taking part in an industrial dispute next Wednesday (30 November). They are striking over pension changes that will see them pay more and work for longer. Council chief David Clarke, who is chief executive of both West Dorset District and Weymouth and Portland...
  • Do pavement cafes mean more ASBOs in Weymouth?

    By Newshound007 at 21:28 on 25/10/11
    Could this be a thing of the past? Outside the Rendezvous is a favourite haunt for tourists and loclas who enjoy eating and drinking in the sunshine by Weymouth Harbour
    Weymouth council wants to better manage pavement cafes and sitting out areas to minimise problems like anti-social behaviour. People who live and run businesses in Weymouth have got one month to tell Weymouth and Portland Borough Council what they think about new ideas on how to crack down on rowdy behaviour that the council thinks might worry residents or put off tourists. The new draft policy is available online at www.dorsetfory...

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