Thank you to the Bridport News for finding space for my news from West Bay last week on the letters page.

Here is a reminder to members of the West Bay Community Forum that our retiring town clerk Bob Gillis is to speak at tonight's (Thursday, July 5) meeting at 7.30pm at the Haddon House Hotel.

It promises to be an interesting evening as he reflects on his time with Bridport Town Council and explains how future changes in local government will affect our lives.

On Sunday, July 8 from 10.30am onwards, the Bridport Gig Club will hold their annual regatta with many local teams and visitors taking part.

In addition to the rowing, always an attractive spectacle to watch and cheer the teams on, there will be a tombola, refreshments with a cake stall (save one for me, please), a BBQ and lots more.

Let's hope the weather remains fine for a wonderful day of rowing.

Also on Sunday at 3pm, there will be a pop-up exhibition and book launch in the north corner of Station Yard Car Park (let's hope it is clear of motor homes by then).

The book, 'War, Peace, and New Beginnings Bridport 1912-1920' will be on sale together with some re-enactments and music.

It promises to be worth a visit.

On Wednesday, July 11 at 7.30pm in St John's Church, the West Dorset Community Orchestra and the local community choir will perform a concert to include a varied range of orchestral and vocal music.

Admission is free and there will be a retiring collection, refreshments and a raffle.