Weir Pride was formed in May 2016 after a series of public meetings to discuss issues in the village.
Some residents decided they would like to meet on a regular basis and tackle jobs and make improvements to the village of Weir. The first major task was to paint inside of the stone bus shelter near Heald Lane. The group then cleaned and painted the concrete shelter near the former Weir Hotel and a resident kindly provided hanging baskets and a planter.
Since then, numerous litter picks have been held and Weir Pride also cleared the verges on Weir Lane and Heald Lane and lobbied to get the footpath maintained next to the Doals Centre. Weir Pride has cleaned up ginnels near Beaufort Road and Philips Road and the route to the War Memorial for Armistice Day.
In response to a resident request, the group pruned overgrown shrubs and bushes on a piece of land off Deerplay Drive and donated bulbs were planted throughout the village. Some residents also litter pick as ‘lone rangers’.
We arrange social outings to the Theatre, a pub for lunch and recently took part in a charity quiz.
Weir Pride meets on the last Saturday of every month at the Doals Community Centre at 10am – all welcome.
A grant of £1,000 was recently awarded to Weir Pride from Living Well Living Better.
This will pay for:
- Liveried hi-vis waistcoats
- Litter pickers
- Hoops for bags
- Newsletter printing
- A purpose built notice board and planter