SANTA and his helpers will be spreading some Christmas joy around a village near you.

The Rotary Club of Brit Valley has been busy getting his sledge and reindeer ready to visit Bridport and the surrounding villages and towns during December.

Here is a list of areas he will be visiting next month:

Monday, December 3, Bradpole

Tuesday, December 4, Howard Road, Jessop’s Avenue and Happy Island

Thursday, December 6, Court Orchard

Monday, December 10, Beaminster.

Tuesday, December 11, Beaminster

Thursday, December 13, Cherry Tree and West Mead

Monday, December 17, Meadowlands and West Bay

Tuesday, December 18, Skilling

Wednesday, December 19, St Katherine’s Way

Thursday, December 20, Burton Bradstock

Santa and his sleigh will stop off at about 5.30pm on each event and all are invited to cheer him on his way.

Helpers will be on-hand so look out for those wearing hi-vis jackets with a Rotary logo.

As well as the locations listed above, Santa will visit Bridport town centre on Saturday mornings throughout December.

The Rotary Club of Brit Valley has thanked Stag’s Estate Agents for its sponsorship of the float.

A spokesman for the club said: "In addition, we should like to thank Burton Bradstock Cars for the loan of their four-wheel drive truck used to pull Santa's sleigh."