Working with You’

Working with You’ aims to deliver positive area improvements and to place communities at the heart of partnership working practices, focussing on the area of Melcombe Regis, A community consultation event was held in Melcombe Regis in January and an exercise has been undertaken to identify what work organisations have underway or planned in the area. A ‘Jigsaw’ Event was held in July, which brought together community representatives and a wide range of organisations to share the findings of the community consultations and identify what targeted work can be undertaken to deliver local improvements.  All of this information has been collated into a draft action plan for Melcombe Regis, which highlights a wide variety of projects and potential future projects.

Project progress will be reported through the Waterside Community newsletter, local press and the Weymouth & Portland Partnership website.

We would welcome your comments on the Draft Melcombe Regis Action Plan, which is available to view at www.weymouthandportlandpartnership.org  – Working with You

New residents and visitor permits

Dorset County Council are changing the permits to MiPermit, a virtual permit which means you will not need to display a permit. There are two ways you can apply, one using the internet and by phone. You will need your reference number from your Council tax Bill.

You can apply for a visitors permit on the day or in advance.

For all enquiries ring MiPermit on 0345 520 7007 available from Monday to Friday

 8am to 8pm and Saturdays 8am to 4pm.

The website is: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/mipermit.  You can Email at help@mipermit.com

PDY summer term starts on Tuesday 25th April

PDY summer term starts on Tuesday 25th April and we are looking forward to doing outside activities again.

Forward notice-our annual Youth Club Fete will be on Saturday the 24thJune at the community Centre. Any donations

of tombola prizes can be handed in to the Centre any morning between 10 and 12 noon and will be gratefully

received. We shall be reminding you again befOrethen! cut in the meantime please put it in your diary and on the

calendar.

All proceeds raised go to keeping the youth club going and to buy equipment and stage activities. Your support is a

great encouragement to volunteers and members and we hope to see lots of you there for fun and to get to know

you.

Antonla Richardson (Youth Club Leader)

Park 5O+Friendship club news

The 50+ Club has been going since 1998. Not bad really. We had our AGM on Wednesday12th April and 48 people

came. That included 2 new members. Just goes to show that there is a need for this type of club. We now have had a

change of secretary. I have stood down having been secretary for 12 years. Peter and Janis Cameron are going to

make it a joint effort. My grateful thanks. Peter and Janls only moved into Ranelagil road in December but are already

taking an interest in the area. This year for our annual “mystery pub” trip we went to the Toby Carvery at Northbourne.

Excellent meal and service. Apparently we were the first coach party they had hosted. They even took our picture and

waved us off. Not sure if that is in case we go back!!!

They really were great. We have a trip planned for June to the HOLM.E garden centre near Wareham. lovely place.

Hope to pick some strawberries. Don’t forget that we meet 2nd and4th Wednesdays at the PARK COMMUNITYCENTRE

in Chelmsford street. Meetings start at 2.30pm and finish around 4pm. We close for August. ladies and Gents

welcome.

Might see you there.

Cynthia Riggs.

Quiz

Quiz 13th May

Saturday 13 May saw another highly successful community quiz  at the Park Community Centre, Chelmsford Street.
We had 47 residents  turn up in 7 teams for a hugely entertaining evening.
A big thanks to all our committe members and volunteers who helped with the event and especially to John for organising it  and to Paul our quiz master.
The 7 teams provided another closely fought contest with “Silver Sprays” – winners, “Back Row” – runners up, and “No Hopers”- who donated their prize to the Forum –  mystery prize winners
The next quiz is on Saturday 24 June at 7pm, so come along and for £4.00, which includes cash prizes and a delicious buffet, join in the fun.
Quiz

Quiz night 8 April

Saturday 8 April saw another highly successful community quiz  at the Park Community Centre, Chelmsford Street.
We had 47 residents  turn up in 8 teams for a hugely entertaining evening.
A big thanks to all our committe members and volunteers who helped with the event and especially to John for organising it  and to Chris our quiz master.
The 8 teams provided another closely fought contest with “Silver Sprays” – winners, “Odds and Sods” – runners up, and “Bowlers”- mystery prize winners.
The next quiz is on Saturday 13 May at 7pm, so come along and for £4.00, which includes cash prizes and a delicious buffet, join in the fun.

Welcome to the new community worker

Our new community worker Helen Southcott has now taken up her post in the Park district and has met some of our committee members.

We are hopeful that she will be able to inspire us with new activities and ideas to improve our community spirit in the area.  If any of our readers have community inspirations please contact the Park Centre.

 

Old Youth Worker…..New Vicar! 

Last month I had the privilege of taking up the post of Vicar of St John’s Church.

My name is Tom Coopey and if we haven’t met yet then I look forward to meeting you soon. This is a return to Weymouth for Susie and I as we lived here from 2003 -2008 when I was the local youth worker. Lots of the youth work we did was based at the Park Church Centre and I hope to run into some of our ‘old’ members in the coming weeks. I’m also glad to hear that the Park Church Centre is still being really well used by young people.  We now have four children, Noah (8), Poppy (6), Isaac (4) and Jacob (1) and we’re all enjoying being here and, of course, being so close to the beach. Please do come and say hello if you see me around.

You are all of course very welcome to come to St Johns. Our main service is 10.30am each Sunday, with groups for children and young people. We’ll also keep you updated about other events and groups that we run. I hope to meet you all over these coming weeks and months and I’m really looking forward to continuing the partnership between the church and the Community Forum.

Yours

Tom