Posts Tagged ‘community’

December update

December 7, 2010

This month is full of activity, on and off the road.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is visiting the project on Friday 10 December to mark the construction of the relief road.

On Saturday, members of the project team will be at Littlemoor Community Action Group’s open day, and the charity walk is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 12 December.

The northern section of the main carriageway is finished and the southern section is 85 per cent complete.

Work will be pushing on in the south, and to complete the roundabouts throughout the scheme, in order to get the main road open in January.


Oak tree planting

November 30, 2010

Wyvern School at DWT Lorton Nature Reserve (large version)

Pupils from Wyvern School have been planting oak tree seedlings in Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve.

As they grow, the oak trees will gradually transform the existing meadow into woodland next to the Weymouth Relief Road to lessen the impact of the road on the surrounding area.

Read more here.

6km for charity

November 1, 2010

Charity walk route (large version)Weldmar Hospicecare Trust is organising a 6km charity walk of the relief road on Sunday 5 December.

The route will be from the Ridgeway Bridge, Broadmayne Road, along the bridleways to Icen Lane and then returning on the northern section of the new road.

This will be your only opportunity to walk the road before it is opened to traffic!

Find out more and register online here.

Making contact

July 16, 2010

Weymouth Relief Road (large version)Following an article in the local newspaper, we would like to reassure residents that the relief road project team is always available to discuss residents’ concerns, and sometimes we are able to change aspects of the scheme to address them.

This isn’t always possible, but so far modifications have been made to drainage, final landscaping, access and fencing following discussion with local people in the Icen Lane, Lorton Lane, Littlemoor Road and Southdown Ridge areas.

The project team can be contacted:

The team is also happy to meet face-to-face with residents.

Supporting the local community

December 30, 2009

Skanska (large version)

Skanska is proud to have been supporting local schools and organisations over the past year, including:

  • Sponsoring shirts and pitch fees for the Weymouth Cricket Club youth team
  • Providing set up costs for St Andrew’s School summer fete, which this year raised £4000
  • Contributing the main set up costs for the annual charity golf tournament run by DFRA at Came Down Golf Course which raised £5000 this year
  • Supplying Hi-viz vests and setting up crash barriers for the recent Children In Need event at Weymouth Sealife Centre
  • Providing breakfast food for Westfield Technology College’s Nurture Group for the current school year

Skanska have also agreed to be the main sponsor for the 2010 Weymouth Carnival.

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