Welcome to Weymouth Area Development Trust cic.
Join the hundreds of people who work to make Weymouth a great place to live!
‘To create a bright future for Weymouth through enterprise, employment, positive community action and empowerment’
Make a difference!
We are a small group of residents who set up a Development Trust in 2017. Why? Because we wanted to help people make a difference in these three areas:
Community is about the people of Weymouth.
Economy is about the jobs they have and the businesses they run.
Environment is about the place we live in, the streets and the green spaces.
The Star Thrower.
We love a good story. Our logo was inspired by this one.
I was walking along the beach on morning, early. It was after a storm had cleared away leaving piles of seaweed and stuff on the sand. The sun was already warm and it promised a hot day.
I saw a young man up ahead picking something up and throwing it into the sea.
He walked a bit further and did it again and again. I looked around me and I realised there were hundreds of starfish on the beach.
When I got to him I asked, “Excuse me but what are you doing?”
He said, “The sun is coming up and it is going to be hot. The starfish will dry out and die. So I am returning them to the sea.”
I pointed up along the beach “But look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
He looked at me, and then after a few moments he looked at the starfish in his hand, drew back his arm and threw it into the sea.
“Well I made a difference to that one!” he said and continued his work.
I watched for a while and then joined him.
We made a difference.
— Adapted from The Star Thrower
by Loren C. Eiseley