Weymouth and Portland
A £330,000 Olympic sculpture in Weymouth has been called a 'waste of money' and even a traffic hazard by residents. The unusual-looking artwork, which is due to be completed later this month, greets drivers as they approach the town on the relief road. But some of the locals have criticised it as being a “waste of tax payers’ money”.
Dorset residents are being consulted on improvements to the county's cycle network as part of plans designed to attract european tourists to the region. The scheme is being entirely funded by Europe and it is hoped that the plan will benefit local businesses.