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Monday, 22 June 2015

Weymouth, Dorset, "One Year On" (from 'Sun, sand and inequality')




From Dorset Echo - Observer’s ‘graveyard of ambition’ article sparked Weymouth debate – Now ‘issues still need to be addressed’

"A YEAR ago today an article on Weymouth in a national newspaper sparked a debate on the state of the town and seaside towns in general. The article said that beyond the beach, Weymouth was ‘a place beset by low wages, lack of transport, isolation and poverty of aspiration'...One year on from the Observer article, entitled 'Sun, sand and inequality', reporter Alex Peace looks to see if anything has changed".

The original article - Sun, sand and inequality: why the British seaside towns are losing out - Holiday resorts - and not inner cities - were identified last week as centres of low ambition and limited opportunity. Beyond the beach, Weymouth is a place beset by low wages, lack of transport, isolation and poverty of aspiration

Update, Martin Lea, Dorset Echo, 27 February 2016 - "Bid to improve central Weymouth blighted by ill health, poor housing and crime" Re Melcombe Regis.

Update, April 2016- "Seafront hotels falling into 'disrepair' as row erupts over lease responsibilities"




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