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How would you improve Christmas in Weymouth in 2019?

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Published at 10:13am 14th February 2019. (Updated at 3:55pm 14th February 2019)

There's a prize going for the best ideas on how to improve Christmas in Weymouth.

  • The Palm House Cafe say people were underwhelmed by last year's Christmas events in Weymouth.
  • They've formed a new committee to come up with ideas for 2019.
  • They're running a competition with a prize for the best idea.

The prize has yet to be revealed, but the competition's been set up by the town's Palm House Café to shake up Weymouth's Christmas festivities for 2019.

People were underwhelmed by festivities in 2018 according to Nigel Sims-Duff who owns the café.

He said: "I just kind of saw comments made online last December that people were a bit underwhelmed by what was happening in 2018."

He added: "Weymouth can do a lot better, but we need the support of the community, all sections, all ages... and we could put on a great show."

Mr Sims-Duff decided to form a committee at his café to tackle the issue. It's run in conjunction with Weymouth Lions and it's supported by Weymouth BID.

You can listen to a portion of our interview with Mr Sims-Duff here:

Interview with Nigel Sims-Duff

'Got an idea? Here's what you need to do'

They're asking for ideas from the community, and especially primary school children, on how the festivities can be improved and the best idea will win a "fantastic and unique prize" which can't be revealed yet.

The deadline's on the 22nd of February.

To enter your ideas go to the Weymouth Community Christmas Committee Facebook page here.

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