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A new fun and safe space thanks to the #WillDoesBus Young people in Dorset have a new safe and fun space thanks to the #WillDoesBus which visits Weymouth esplanade.  In a creative response to the evolving needs of the Weymouth community, the Dorset Council targeted youth work team is joining forces...
Dorset Council Trading Standards have carried out a test purchasing operation in Dorchester and Weymouth to identify businesses selling age restricted products to underage people. 11 retailers were targeted based on intelligence received, including from members of the public who believed they had witnessed underage sales. A 15-year-old volunteer asked to...
After many years and experience in the working world, I've decided to start something new again. I will be offering training courses for teenagers / young adults starting in November! Due to increasing demand, each course starts on the principle of first come, first served. Content: Coaching and practical tasks One module runs...
As schools break up across Dorset for the summer, many young people will be looking at ways to fill their time. With results from the government commissioned Community Life Survey indicating that 29% of 16 to 24 year olds took part in formal volunteering, and 25% in informal volunteering,...
Some will side with the 'Hutters' and others with the council and support services and others with the young people. Where do you stand? The 'Nuisance' A group of approximately 100 young individuals are engaging in intimidating behaviour towards owners of expensive beach huts at Sandbanks beach. This includes incidents of drug...
Mental Health Awareness Week starts on 15 May and the theme for this year is anxiety. We can all experience feelings of anxiety at any time in our lives, for many different reasons. Whether it’s big life events, money troubles, relationship changes or a new job – anxiety is...
Following a successful funding bid, we are delighted to announce the official launch of the Weymouth and Portland Community Research Network which aims to involve local community members in the decisions that affect our future. The Network has obtained a £24,530 grant from United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI)...
The Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival today (Thursday) announced a new initiative, seeking musical talent applications directly from the Dorset community. Two performance slots are available on the Friday afternoon (14 July 2023) acoustic stage. These are for acoustic original solo / duo / trio acts. The Acoustic Stage is a recent, highly popular, addition...
Weymouth Town Council is helping to light up the town centre over the festive period!  As well as supplying and installing the tree and lights for the recent Christmas lights switch on, Weymouth Town Council has put up low energy festive LED lighting throughout the town.  The low watt LED lamps...
Dorset Mind is delighted to announce their Children & Young People’s (CYP) Service, ‘Dorset Mind Your Head’, counselling service is now open for referrals. This service reopens at a difficult time for many young people. COVID Social Mobility and Opportunities Study, COSMO 2022 report found that more than 4 in 10 young people are above the threshold for “probable mental...