Superheroes-Sep2016_WeldmarWeldmar Hospicecare is looking for Heroes – to be part of their first ever Superhero Fun Run in Bridport  - a one mile run for the whole family on Sunday 25th September 2016, starting at 11am at Bridport Football Club.

Registration is now open and costs just £10 for Big Heroes (16 years and over), £7 for Little Heroes (ages 5 to 15 years) and is free for Mini Heroes (under 5s).

ben-watersBen Waters Band playing Boogie piano at its best on Saturday 1st October at Evershot Village Hall. Tickets £10 on the door

Doors open 8pm
Fully licensed bar

www.benwaters.com

Fearless-Aug2016-Weldmar-02Weldmar Hospicecare are challenging the Dorset public to prove how fearless they can be - by taking on their Firewalks this October.

Just as the name suggests, this is a barefoot walk over red-hot embers, measuring around 800 degrees Fahrenheit!

This year there are three opportunities to walk - on:

  • Friday 21st October 2016 at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Burton Bradstock
  • Sunday 23rd October 2016 at Bryanston School in Blandford
  • Friday 28th October at Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester

After more than 6 years of planning, Bridport Area Development Trust is about to start work on the restoration of the Literary and Scientific Institute building in East Street.  The Grade 2* listed building in East Street has been empty since 1997 and is currently on the national At Risk register.

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kioskMrs Margaret Miggins' ice cream kiosk is up for rent.

The kiosk that stands on West Bay esplanade has been there since time immemorial withstanding the battering of the elements and standing the strongest of storms, with Margaret and John serving sustenance to all weary travellers.

playarea_dorset_policeThe concept of a "teenage playground" was developed as part of the first SUMMENTOR – a Summer mentoring project focusing on local junior school leavers who, it was felt, would struggle with the transition to Senior School. Involving children who were disadvantaged, the victims of bullying and rural isolation and, in some cases, with a disability, they were mentored by students from the Sir John Colfox Academy for three weeks over the Summer of 2006.

Paul Tansey writes > I'm launching the "Dorset better off without the UK movement". It's called Exit Dor.

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voodoo-child-coverVoodoo Child: Born Under a Bad Sign  is a new book by Bridport author Dave Mort available now on Amazon Kindle.

One of rock music’s more iconic images is that of Jimi Hendrix onstage at the Monterey Pop Festival in ’67, kneeling over the remains of his burning guitar after his performance of “Wild Thing.” He was beckoning the flames to rise as if summoning up demons and dragons from hell, which is what several fans described as witnessing after ingesting “Monterey Purple,” a strain of LSD concocted especially for the event.

This planning application has now been withdrawn

askers_meadows_weirA planning application has been lodged to use Askers Meadows for "Temporary classroom for courses in traditional skills, dry stone walling and hedge laying and temporary parking for 100 cars on show field on Saturdays and for festivals between July- September"

It is not simply a field it is an ecosystem. Small plants, insects, birds and other animals use it as their habitat, compacting of the soil will also have an effect on the microorganisms in the soil.