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8:26am 14th September 2012
(Updated 8:27am 14th September 2012)

6 weeks of Olympic and Paralympic Games have come and gone in Weymouth and Portland ... So are we any better off?

Wessex FM has been into town to find out.

Traders in Weymouth have mixed views about the success of the games with some reporting positive sales and a good profit, others have said sales were down and they expected to be busier.

Pete Richmond owns Cafe Blue on the Esplanade, he says sales were good but it could've been even better if more people came down for the Paralympics.

But others didn't fair as well. Melanie Rush owns and runs Weymouth Donkey rides on the ebach. She had to move from her regular patch to make way for the Live Site - she's disappointed.

When it comes to accomodation, Weymouth seafront has plenty of great places to bed down for the night. Blaine Hawkins owns the Sandcombe Guesthouse near the Pavilion. Although business wasn't as good as he hoped, he thinks the Olympic and Paralympic Games has done wonders for Weymouth long term.

Head of Olympic Operations at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Simon Williams says hosting such a massive, global event was always going to be hard and there would be problems to overcome.


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