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30th June 2018


28th October 2020



Item Date / Issued :- 28-10-2020


Portland Community Partnership are working on a new website which will supersede this site.

We hope to launch the new page very soon, so please look out for our updates on Facebook where we will send you the link to the new site.

This web site will remain active until then.

Item Date / Issued :- 12-08-2017

Neighbourhood Plan Update & Links to Living & Learning

Item Date : 12th July 2017  


If Portland had achieved full status as per the report (found by clicking the link below), would the following have happened?


Would we have had stronger local say when the Royal Navy left?

Would we have had a stronger voice In the Olympic arrangements?

Would we have had OUR say on how Osprey Quay developed?

Would our tourism offer be stronger by now ?

Could we have managed the loss of the Royal Navy better ?


With the new Local Government Reforms and how Portland could have more influence over its future. Could we actually have a real voice?



Item Date : 20th March 2017  


The PCP are pleased to support the 'Friday Fun and Friends Club for over 65's' The group continue to meet at Osprey Leisure Centre in Castletown on Friday's from 12 midday till 2pm). Just £2 per person and lunch is provided. Transport can also be arranged to take you to and from the club.

If you would like transport, then please contact 01305 824378 for details.

At previous meetings, we had 16 people who attended to watch our film show provided on that day. Thanks to all who came, we hope you had a great time.


More recently, we were lucky enough to have a preview of the new D-Day Museum in Castletown last week. Everyone all thought it was great, very informative and interactive and above all excellent value for money!

We had a recent comment about the group from a kind lady who wrote...


"My brother recently started attending this and can't speak highly enough of it. He loved the visit to the new museum. I am so glad I spotted the piece in the FPN advertising it. Many thanks and please keep it going!'

We also conduct a variety of activities including cards, scrabble, quizzes etc. You are most welcome to join us. 

Item Date : 18th October 2016  

Checking Information on Provision for Children and Young People (those under 19) on Portland.


The PCP is working on behalf of the 'Rights Respecting Group' and with the proposed 'Family Partnership Zone' members to compile a listing of activities available across Portland for reference and inclusion in various websites. This information will be used to see where the gaps in provision for children and young people are so that the community can further support and develop activities to give our children more opportunities.


Detailed on this website HERE, is a working schedule of the main information compiled from various sources . If you are aware that any of the information is incorrect or there are additional activities occurring which are not shown then please email the PCP on portlandcommunitypartnership@gmail.com  by 30th November 2016.


Please note:- we have not included direct emails or contact information that we have in this working schedule at this time until we have had chance to verify the basic details.

Item Date : 03rd Sept 2016  

Edited on 29th Sept-2016

Item Date : 03rd Sept 2016  

Edited on 29th Sept-2016


This Meeting has already taken place

This year’s AGM took place on Wednesday 28th September 7pm at the Osprey Leisure Centre. The agenda included the election of officers for 2016/17 , a report on our work during 2015/16 and actions taking the PCP forward in the coming year.

Full agenda details and  last year's minutes can be found by clicking the button below.

Item Date : 26th-March-2016



Vistors and Locals alike can now pick-up their Loyalty Passport which is accepted in many local outlets. Use a local service or business who accepts the Passport and get it signed before you leave for your chance to win prizes. For more information check out the Portland Tourism Website by clicking the link button below. Portland is an Island of Discovery, Get your passport and discover it all!



Item Date : 02nd-February-2016

   2016 Future Portland: An Economic Development Vision for Portland

Future Portland - Economic Vision Board Members


From left to right...

David Howells, (Rubicon Regeneration)

Raina Summerson, (CEO Agincare Group Vice Chair)


Andy Matthews, (PCP Chairman)

Chair, Sandie Wilson, (Portland Port) 

Rachel Barton, (PCP and Lead for Coastal Communities Team)

Kelvin Wilkie, (K.Wilkie Computer Services)

Future Portland: An Economic Development Vision for Portland 

The Portland Economic Vision Board and the Portland Community Partnership today launch their Economic Vision for Portland which sets out the private sector and community ambition and priorities to support growth of the local economy.


The plan has been developed with support from Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and is derived from extensive local consultation work and research. In recognition of the importance of growing the local economy, the Portland Community Partnership established the Economic Vision Board led by local business and stakeholders to develop and drive forward the Vision and Economic Action Plan.


The Chair of the Board, Sandie Wilson, said “Portland’s potential as an economic asset for its own community and for the whole of south and west Dorset is recognised and this Vision and Action Plan is intended to establish priorities around increasing jobs, creating new business opportunities, as well as ensuring our companies are supported and have the opportunity to grow and develop.”


Board member Kelvin Wilkie added “We will use the Vision and Strategy to articulate to partners our ambitions and plans with a view of improving collaboration and maximising leverage for local businesses and the community. The strategy will also help shape our conversations with Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, Dorset County Council and the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership in supporting delivery of the wider regional growth programmes.”


The Economic Plan sets out the vision, objectives and proposed interventions towards securing economic growth in Portland over the next 15 years and is also a major building block in the emerging Neighbourhood Plan, which will provide an overarching policy framework that includes community and housing development on the Island.


Cllr Mike Byatt, Briefholder for Economic Development at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, said “Portland is a vital component of the emerging Western Dorset Growth Corridor economic strategy and this Vision sets out a clear intention of economic development for the Island and the local area that the private sector, community and the local authority will work together to achieve.”


“I would also take this opportunity to recognise those members of the Board who have given their own time and energy to develop the Vision and Action Plan, without their leadership and commitment the vision would not have been established. Working in partnership is vital for success and we have already seen this with the Board already attracting £60,000 from external funding for projects on the Island.”


Want to join and help deliver the Vision?
The Board are also looking for new members from Portland’s business community to join them on the Board or be part of the working groups that are currently being established to support delivery of the Action Plan.

Should you be interested in joining, an introductory workshop will be held in early March for those who are interested.


To attend the workshop or to register your interest on either joining the Board or one of the working groups, please register your interest by emailing Andy Matthews at:


A copy of the Economic Vision and Action Plan can be found at:




Click below for updated files

Item Date : 24th-December-2015

Item Date : 24th-December-2015

Future Portland  2015-2030 Draft Vision Document and Appendices Can be found by clicking the button below

Portland Coastal Community Team (CTT) – successful bid to Revival Fund for Chesil Cove and West Weares

Item Date : 11th-December-2015


The Portland CCT is delighted to say that it has been successful in its application to DCLG’s Coastal Revival fund and now have £50,000 to make improvements to Chesil Cove and the West Weares. Works will include improving accessibility to the area, new stone seating, new information boards and professional fees for suitable lighting designs and plans.


Rachel Barton, Chairman of the CCT and member of the Portland Economic Vision and Strategy Oversight and Delivery Board said “This bid was submitted in response to the feedback we have received in recent community consultations and we are delighted that the Coastal Communities felt our bid was one of the very best they had received.”


This successful funding bid is part of the new “Future Portland: Economic Vision and Action Plan” which sets out Portland’s economic and community ambitions for the future. This announcement is great news for the Portland Economic Vision and Strategy Oversight and Delivery Board, a local business led group developing and supporting delivery of economic growth for the Island, as is the first of many new community and economic developments planned for the Island.”




Current Booklet on how to prepare for the onset of Storms and flooding. To download, go to the website by clicking the button below.

Item Date : 17th-October-2015

This button takes you to the 'DORSET FOR YOU' Website.

Storms and defences presentation as delivered at the PCP AGM


Item Date : 27th-Sept-2015

The PCP Invited members of local businesses big and small to engage them in a useful workshop to ask for their thoughts and view on various subjects, including; tourism for the Isle and other subjects. 


This was well attended and recieved by all. The presentations and discussion material have been added on a new page on our website named 'Future Portland Economic Vision' Please click the button below to take you straight to the page. 


News Item Date : 21-Aug-2015


West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council wish to inform you of the publication of the Inspector’s Report into the examination of the West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Local Plan.


The report of Planning Inspector Paul Crysell concludes that the West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Local Plan ‘provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the District and Borough Councils providing a number of modifications are made to the Plan’. The publication of the Inspector’s Report completes the independent examination of the Local Plan.


You can find details of the Inspector’s Report online at www.dorsetforyou.com/inspectorsreport/west/weymouth together with a copy of the emerging Local Plan as amended following his recommended changes. Paper copies of the Inspector’s report are available to inspect at the Council Offices in Dorchester and Weymouth; town council offices in Bridport, Sherborne and Portland and in all local libraries in West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland.


The Inspector’s Report will now be considered by both Councils with a recommendation to support the findings and the modifications so that the plan can be adopted. If you require more information about the Inspector’s Report and next stages, please contact the Spatial Policy Team using the contact details at the top of this letter.


Yours sincerely 


Hilary Jordan

Head of Planning (Community & Policy Development)


PCP pdf and other available Files 

Many PCP Files and other information are available for all to read on our DROPBOX application. This application can Now be found on the main menu, or you can click the button below to take you straight there. ​

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