Last week’s public meeting of the West Bay Community Forum was a lively affair. Those who attended heard a presentation from Nigel Osborne from Dorset County Council and Nick Reed from the Environment Agency speaking about a Community Resilience Plan to cater for the many and varied needs of extreme circumstances arising in and around West Bay.

There followed a presentation by the chairman of West Dorset District Coun-cil, Cllr Gillian Summers, on the various options available for the provision of an area for pedestrians to cross outside the church.

This matter attracted some disparate views and was left inconclusive.

On Saturday, October 11, from 7am, boats will gradually come out of the harbour and go to their various winter berths.

The harbour scene will change dramatically for the winter months. This operation certainly provides a spectacle for the many onlookers that are around the harbour, so let’s hope the weather is favourable and the process goes smoothly.

Last Saturday the Broadchurch film crew were busy on the area outside The George for most of the day.

This activity attracted a good number of bystanders all hoping for glimpse of one of the stars of the series.

I spotted David Tennant in the field outside the Riverside Restaurant having some last minute make-up applied. I was too modest to attempt to take a photograph.

The highlight of Sunday afternoon’s classic cars visiting the bay must surely be the 1935 Beardmore Taxi, pictured left, a ‘Paramount 4’ model that is the only one known to be complete and running in the world.

Owned by Carl and Diane Graham of Weymouth, this pristine cab had an ‘ice cream’ break at Margaret’s kiosk en route to Weymouth from Mangerton Mill where it had attended one of the last rallies of the season.

Symonds and Sampson are offering for auction 26 acres of strategic farmland along the road from Marsh Barn to West Bay. I hope that it remains as farmland, but we will have to wait and see.

The auction takes place in Sherborne on November 28.