APRIL 22 1994

LIGHT REVIEW: Lighting levels in Bridport’s East Street car park extension are to be examined during an independent survey.

The move follows a meeting between residents of nearby Kings Street and West Dorset District Council officer Eugene Barnes.

Keith Zimmerman called for the lighting to be less like a ‘football stadium’.

SCHEME U-TURN: Dorset’s traffic sub-committee has decided to go ahead with the closure of Allington mead, Bridport, but to drop a scheme for making Victoria Grove one-way.

The town council, which four years ago requested the one-way system, subsequently changed its mind.

The Allington Mead closure was pressed for in a petition from residents in order to stop cars taking short cuts through the narrow street.

BUS COMPLAINTS: Worried parents complained to Charmouth School’s head teacher after a school bus rolled forward when it was left unattended by the driver.

The incident occurred on the Ryall road when the driver left the vehicle to speak to road workers.


APRIL 18 1969

ALLOWANCE INCREASE: Bridport’s mayoral allowance of £250 may be increased. A hint that this could happen was contained in the finance, rating and general purposes committee report that came before the town council.

The town clerk, Mr. Eliot Andrews, had outlined the present position and set out the allowances given in seven other towns in the area.

ICE CREAM KIOSK: Negotiations are going ahead with a view to the shelter fronting the main toilet block in the West Street car park at Bridport being converted into a kiosk for the sale of ice cream.

The town clerk is negotiating with the proprietor of the Café Royal, who wants to lease the shelter from the town council for the purpose of selling ice cream.

WI ANNIVERSARY: It’s 45 years since the Uplyme Women’s Institute was formed. And that is why at their recent meeting, members joined in a chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’.

Presiding, Miss Evans noted that the cloth on her table was the one presented by Mrs. Chaney. It had been beautifully embroidered by Miss Craven.