Friday, October 30, 1992

DEBATE: An aggressive new campaigning style by the National Trust could signal a more vociferous stance against the planned Morcombelake and Chideock bypass. 

Their director general, Mr Angus Stirling, says the trust are prepared to take a "very strong line" against the road scheme.

HOUSING: Fears that local people may lose out as more and more of the nation's housing stock is handed over to housing associations were voiced at the annual meeting of the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils.

Members unanimously backed a resolution calling on housing associations to adopt the principle of "village houses for village people" when making allocations.

EYESORE: Estate agents are preparing to put the Askers Motel on to the market after clearing the burnt-out eyesore from its lofty spot. 
All that now remains of the roadside motel is a row of chalets on the northern and eastern edges of the site. 

Friday, November 3, 1967

GOODWILL: All Bridport's council house tenants are to be given a rent free week at Christmas. 

FLOOD: There was considerable flooding at West Bay during Monday night and Tuesday morning. This was caused mainly by the overflowing of the River Birt following torrential rain. 

NUPTIALS: A storeman and a machinist spent their honeymoon in Bournemouth after their marriage recently in St. Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock. The wedding was between Mr. Peter Frederick Pattinson, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Pattinson, and Miss Dawn Lesley Mountain, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Gale. 
The service was conducted by the Rev. C. H. B. Ridler (rector).