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Angry villagers from Monkton Wyld in West Dorset, which has been without phone line or broadband since mid October have formed an action group — The Monkton Wyld Cut Off Group — to put pressure on British Telecom to repair the line.

The group claims that BT have been difficult to contact, and when contacted villagers have been given incorrect information by BT employees who didn't seem to know what was happening.

To oppose the construction of 760+ houses at Vearse Farm, Symondsbury, Bridport and to remove the proposal from the Local Plan sign the petition at

West Beach at West Bay is undergoing 'beach re-nourishment' to offer better protection against future flooding.


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A film about St.Michael's trading estate in Bridport. Under threat of redevelopment, Enterprise St.Michael's was formed to propose a new alternative.

The 2014 official guide and map for Bridport and West Bay is available to view here.

This Guide has been produced with both residents and visitors in mind. It has been created and published by Kayenne Marketing with the authority of Bridport Town Council. It is compiled from information supplied by the businesses and organisations listed.

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A short video giving an overview of the River of fire which is fantastic end to a wonderful week of the fun in aid of Bridport carnival in Dorset England.


bobBridport’s iconic Electric Palace Theatre is up for sale. Owner Peter Hitchin has decided to call it a day after running the entertainment venue for the past seven years.

It goes on the market with Savills in September with a price tag of £550,000
Mr Hitchin said: “It’s been an enjoyable business to own but it’s a ‘lifestyle’ business which needs new enthusiasm and commitment. I’m looking for the right person or company to take it over.

Museum-VolunteersBridport Museum awarded full Arts Council Accreditation status. Bridport Museum was extremely happy to find out last week that it has again achieved full Museum Accreditation status.

Accreditation is managed by Arts Council England, the body responsible for setting the nationally agreed set of standards required of Museums. Bridport Museum first achieved Accreditation in 2009, but it is reviewed approximately every 3 years, with its progress being tracked in great detail.

Second homes are no longer acceptable in rural and coastal communities (like Bridport) that have severe housing shortages. Less than two thirds of the homes the South West needs each year are being built and the lack of supply is pushing up the region's house prices and rents.

If you agree then please sign this petition:


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