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Weymouth To Get £10,000 Investment

Weymouth Town Centre

8:42am 30th October 2012

A £10,000 grant has been awarded to Weymouth to help revitalise the town centre.

The money will be spent on developing a 5 year strategy to expand culture and encourage business growth by bringing the town back to life.

The cash boost comes from the Department of Communities and Local Government who named the seaside town as their newest Town Team Partner.

The strategy will be based on close consultation with local resident and business communities to secure their involvement and develop a range of ideas to achieve quick wins and early successes.

There are many innovative ideas being developed in town centres throughout the country, such as the concept of clusters for specialist retail activity, a focus for street art and busking, night markets and community gardens.  This shared learning from other towns will all be part of the consultation process.

Nigel Reed, Chairman of Weymouth BID Ltd said: "This funding provides a great opportunity to link the Weymouth BID and its work with other partners who can contribute in making Weymouth Town a successful and vibrant place. The experience on offer to Weymouth from tried and tested projects elsewhere will be an invaluable benefit."

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