The mixed weather over the Easter weekend caused various problems for different groups of people. Due to rain on Good Friday, people sought refuge in the Bridport Arts Society's annual exhibition in the Salt House. By Sunday afternoon, more than 200 people had visited the exhibition. Sunday was at least dry up until 5pm, but this brought the problem of West Bay Road car park having limited use because the northern end remained closed and water logged. Marsh Barn Road was soon full of cars parked on the verges, slowing down the bus and other traffic considerably. What will happen when this road becomes a 'clearway' next month? The return of the boats to the harbour has been postponed until the April 14, although the pontoons are now back and in use.the west bay community forum held a coffee morning on Saturday. Although not well attended, those who came had a chance to speak with John West, the chairman, regarding matters of particular concern. One such matter was the online consultation being conducted by the Dorset Coast Forum on the West Bay welcome hub project. This involves redesigning the 'island' space in front of the George public house. Natalie Poulter, the Dorset coastal connections project co-ordinator, can be contacted on 091305 224323. The online consultation ends tomorrow, April 6. Whilst she assures us these are not intended as detailed plans they will nevertheless help gauge local opinion. Any tampering with the car park outside the George is totally unacceptable in my view and as for re-routing the bus down George Street, well, that is surely a non-starter. This idea is partly the work of an artist Michael Pinsky. The forum's annual general meeting is next Thursday, April 12 at 7.30pm in the Salt House. Please come and make your voice heard.

At dawn on Easter morning, 40 members of Churches Together in Bridport heralded the arrival of the most important day in church's calendar and then repaired to St John's Church to warm up with coffee and muffins.