The new Service 7 Bridport town bus is a real gem.

I had a lovely trip almost from my doorstep in Bradpole to West Bay and back this Wednesday.

The bus was on time and the driver nice and friendly.

The bus runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays all around town and West Bay, you just hail it anywhere on route and at £3 for a return it’s really good value and you can use your concessionary bus passes, too.

A great initiative from the town council but we need to use it or we may lose it, which would be such a shame.

I found the timetable for the bus on the Bradpole Parish Council website: uk/category/local-news but you can pick up copies from the TIC and Mountfield, I expect.

So why not leave your car and all your car parking headaches behind and join the eco- friendly, number 7 bus gang the next market day?