Weymouth & Portland Free health walk

Why not join and Weymouth & Portland Free health walk today. Our Walks are gentle, enjoyable, on the flat (buggy friendly) and 10 to 45 minutes long.

Walks are free. And our friendly guides make it fun whatever your health needs. Some walkers are recovering from illness or injury, others simply want to rebuild their fitness in an easy and enjoyable way.

Olwen Morgan, from Weymouth, explained why she loves health walks, she said: “I am so glad I joined the health walks, I really enjoy them. I’d injured my back and lost a lot of confidence, joining the walks has given me my confidence back. I feel so much better and it is fun.”

‘I am so glad I joined a health walk’

Ken Whatley, from Weymouth, said: “The walks are great, everyone is friendly and you can go at your own pace. Many of the walks are on the flat and not too long, ideal for anyone wanting to get back into walking. Going on a free guided walk is very enjoyable, I’d recommend them to anyone.”

‘There is no such thing as too slow’

Andrew Harris, Volunteer Walk Leader, said: “Our walks are fun and friendly, there is no such thing as ‘too slow’ or ‘not fit enough’ for our walks. We always have two guides, so people can go at their own pace, one guide leads from the front and the other keeps company with those who prefer a more moderate pace, or simply like to chat and enjoy the view, we really do cater for everyone.”

You may like to become a volunteer walk leader yourself – the next free training course is on Thursday 12th July starting at 9.30am – 3.30pm – all we ask is that you can volunteer at least 2 hours a month.

If you would like a chat to find out more about the walks, ring Julie Hursthouse on 01305 838497

Saturday 19 August saw another highly successful community quiz

Saturday 19 August saw another highly successful community quiz  at the Park Community Centre, Chelmsford Street.
We had 39 residents turn up in 7 teams for a hugely entertaining evening.
A big thanks to all our committee members and volunteers who helped with the event and especially to John for organising it  and to Richard and Margaret our quiz masters.
The 7 teams provided another closely fought contest with “Bash Street Kids” – winners, “No Hopers” – runners up, and “Eagles” mystery prize winners.
No Hopers and Eagles both donated their prizes to the Forum – many thanks.
The next quiz is on Saturday 23 September at 7pm, so come along and for £4.00, which includes cash prizes and a delicious buffet, join in the fun.
Dave

Litter Bins Returning in Park District

Litter bins are being installed shortly at six sites in the Park District as part of a trial period. This follows requests from the local community for their return.

The litter bins were removed a few years ago following repeated fly-tipping around them. The cost associated with removing and disposing of fly-tipped waste is high and it makes the area look unsightly. Dorset Waste Partnership and the council have done a lot of work to improve the cleanliness of the area.

We would ask people to keep an eye on the litter bins and report any fly-tipping with any details of irresponsible residents to Dorset Waste Partnership.

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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.
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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.