Sunday, November 19, 2017

Bridport

Book Fest fundraiser for children’s hospice

BRIDPORT Book Fest, which is held on a regular basis on Saturday mornings at Bridport Arts Centre, will be holding a mini book festival...

Update – Third person released under investigation following fatal collision in Bridport

A MAN arrested in connection with a fatal road traffic collision in Bridport has been released under investigation. At 11.15pm on Monday, November 13th a...

Lantern making for Christmas Cheer

TRADITIONAL lantern making workshops are well underway at Bridport schools and community groups, where people are creating lanterns to showcase at this year’s Bridport...

New faces at St Michael’s Trading Estate

TWO new businesses have set up in St Michael’s Trading Estate, bringing new skills and professions to the site. Ben Russell has returned to...

UPDATE: Man who died in Bridport collision is named

The man who died following a collision in Bridport has been named as Steve Spear. At 11.15pm on Monday, November 13th a two vehicle collision occurred...

UPDATE: Fatal road traffic collision in Bridport

TWO people arrested in connection with a fatal collision in Bridport have been released without charge. At 11.15pm on Monday, November 13th, a two vehicle...

Should volunteers be able to park for free?

THE question of whether volunteers should continue to have free parking when undertaking unpaid jobs was brought up at Bridport Town Council’s environment and...

Makers’ market returns this weekend

EYPE Makers’ Market returns to Highlands End this Sunday (November 19th) for its 11th year. A mixture of more than 40 local makers will...

Domino’s hit by more than 60 bad reviews

DOMINO’S Pizza in Bridport has received more than 60 bad reviews on its Facebook page since it opened last year. The chain’s local branch,...

Bridport remembers its fallen heroes

LIGHT drops of rain sparkled in the bright autumnal sunshine as the Reveille pierced the air to signal the end of the Remembrance Day...

Chideock campaigners: bypass is only answer

THE group lobbying for a bypass around the centre of Chideock have released a report of a proposed Low Emission Zone (LEZ) for the...

Witness appeal following fatal collision in Bridport

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in Bridport. At 11.15pm yesterday, Monday, November 13th, a two vehicle collision occurred...

St John Ambulance’s recruitment drive for their next generation of volunteers

ST JOHN Ambulance is looking for young people to become the next generation of life savers in the Bridport area. The charity’s Badger (aged...

Flea! hits the big screen

BRIDPORT’S Ukulele Opera is showing their community musical ‘Flea!’ on the big screen at the Electric Palace on Tuesday, November 21st from 6pm . ‘Flea!’...

CAB looking for more help

BRIDPORT and District Citizens Advice needs more help. The charity, which provides advice and support to more than 2,000 local residents across the town, Beaminster...

Church roof repairs

EMERGENCY work to seal further leaks in the decayed lead roof over the north aisle of St Mary’s Church has been carried out. Church...

Fundraiser for women’s refuge

A NEW refuge for women and children fleeing domestic abuse has opened in West Dorset. The Friends of the Refuge, which is part of...

Working group looking at options for public art displays

PLANS for the installation of public art in Bridport is under way, with a working group looking at options. Cllr Kelvin Clayton reported to Bridport...

Fundraiser for food bank makes £230

THE Bridport and District Labour Party has raised £230 for local food bank Cupboard Love. Nick Boothroyd, the secretary of the local group, presented a...

Huge turnout for Bonfire by the Beach

THE annual West Bay Days’ Bonfire by the Beach has been hailed as the biggest and most successful yet, with a record number of...

Encore impress with their latest production

ENCORE Theatre Club has been entertaining Bridport audiences since 1996 and, once again, didn’t disappoint with their latest production. They returned to Bridport Arts...

The Living Tree needs your vote

THE Living Tree’s Stepping Out Cancer Rehabilitation Programme is in the running for community funding, but needs more votes. The scheme, designed for people...

Car boot fund boost for local groups

MORE than 25 local groups, organisations and charities have benefited from grants totalling £12,800. The West Bay Car Boot Fund gave amounts between £100...

Secretary of State signals his support for restructuring of local government

THE Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, has announced he is ‘minded to implement’, subject to Parliamentary approval, the proposal for...

Burton Bradstock man ordered to pay £12,000 after false claim

A BURTON Bradstock man has been ordered to pay £12,000 to Dorset County Council after a court found he falsely claimed he was injured...

Bradpole Post Office closes down

BRADPOLE Post Office has closed suddenly as the current owners are not able to re-open the shop. The premises will be put on the market...

Committee considers how to help during Universal Credit roll out

COUNCILLOR Ros Kayes is calling on Bridport Town Council to support the local Citizens Advice Bureau as the roll out of Universal Credit in...

Questionnaire finds majority are against plans to close South Street to traffic

ALMOST 70 per cent of respondents to the questionnaire about a trial closure of South Street are against the proposal. Bridport Town Council wanted...

Tories take Lib Dem seat in Bridport Town Council by-election

CONSERVATIVE candidate Derek Bussell has been elected to Bridport Town Council following the by-election on November 2nd. The result was: Derek Bussell (Conservative) 289 Nick Boothroyd (Labour)...

District council gives green light to Vearse Farm – with Bridport councillor’s backing

OUTLINE planning permission for the Vearse Farm development in Bridport was “happily” seconded by the district councillor for Bridport South, Frances McKenzie, despite numerous...
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