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The West Dorset District Council have now released their Officers Report on the current proposal for the Demolition of 40,000 sqft of working business premises, and the erection of 105 dwellings at St Michaels Trading Estate in which a refusal for both applications have been recommended.

A bench in Bucky Doo square has been dedicated to a popular local doctor. The late Dr Crawshaw came to Bridport in 1951 in the early days of the NHS. An ardent supporter of free health for all, he was involved in setting up the town’s first health centre, in North Allington. A well-known figure in the town, people remember him riding round on his bicycle into his nineties.

Dorset police have released a list of unique excuses given by drivers for why they should avoid getting a penalty points. Between January and March of this year the Roads Policing Team dealt with 4,067 driving offences including speeding, driving while using a mobile and not wearing a seat belt.

Bridport Job Club meets on Tuesday afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.30pm in the Library on South Street.

The Job Club is run entirely by volunteers who have a passion to help anyone out of work for any reason who wants to return to work in any capacity. We are lucky enough to have considerable talent, experience and expertise in our ranks so we would encourage anyone to come along, if only for a friendly welcome and an informal chat.

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In case you were wondering; this is the wrong way to exit Rax Lane car park

knife_smallNo 10 Cafe Bar has commissioned self defence expert Horst D. Lindenau to hold knife defence classes for its door staff and bar managers.

Following several incidents in the town involving attacks on members of the public with knifes, No 10 has decided that although no incidents have happened at No 10 it is prudent that its responsible staff receive relevant training to cope with such incidents.

pasties_petrolPetrol and pasties is all about mind control and social engineering and many fall for it. You deserve the government you get I fear and this one is well rehearsed and good at it. They're laughing in the bars at the houses of corruption ... and the tax payer subsidises their alcohol consumption oh woe...

and here i go ... oh the only main petrol supplier, morrisons, in bridport have employed a traffic controller to direct traffic towards the 'empty' pumps and many of them are chelsea tractors from the surrey dahling i notice.

Ancient Giants is a documentary that follows three young explorers from Dorset deep into the Chilean temperate rain forest in search of some of the world’s oldest and largest trees. The Alerce Tree, also known as the Redwood of the South, is truly an impressive species. This film gives you stunning footage of these trees and the life that is sustained within their canopy, contrasted against the deforestation of these trees and the effects of their destruction.

Draughtbusters seeking draughty homes for training sessions

draughtbustersOn Saturday  eight people descended on Lorna Hill’s house in Bridport to receive training on a cheap and effective way of sealing windows and doors against draughts. Lorna had agreed to allow her house to be used for the demonstration, and for thanks got her house draughtproofed for free.

Chit Chong demonstrated how to fix the sealing strips on sash and casement windows so that they would keep the heat in but remain easy to open in the warmer months. Gaps round doors could also be stopped very effectively and at little cost with the materials provided.

Meeting determined to save Happy Island area - again

A packed meeting in Bradpole Village Hall on last Wednesday night was shocked to hear of the West Dorset District Council (WDDC) draft proposals to develop the “Happy Island field”, which borders Happy Island Way and Jessopp Avenue.  Cllr Ron Coatsworth attended along with over 50 concerned residents.  He pledged his support for the campaign to prevent the development and encouraged the worried residents to make it clear that enough is enough – Bradpole has seen a huge amount of development during his time as a councillor, and there really is no case for having more.

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