The Easter holiday period got off to a splendid start with plenty of visitors. The car parks filled quite quickly over the weekend. However, the seasonal gripe about parked motor homes in Station Road car park appears to have raised its head in spite of the new parking restriction measures introduced by the council last month.

Sunday's charity motorcycle ride for Action for Addiction had a wonderful following. I was otherwise engaged, but managed to catch a glimpse of some riders clad in pink tutus in the early evening making their way back to Weymouth. I hope to discover how much they raised during the ride and will inform readers in due course.

On the subject of motor cycles, the area outside The George, where they usually gather, will be off-limits for a number of weeks to allow work to proceed. Alternative arrangements are in hand for parking at weekends and will be sign-posted.

The pizzas served at the Watch House on Sunday evening in aid of the youth centre proved extremely popular and represented good value for money. I don't think I was given special treatment, but I am extremely grateful to the lady who divided mine into portions for me to eat as a take away.

On Tuesday, April 23 both east and west beaches will be closed to allow work to continue on the coastal improvement scheme. Whether this will attract or deter visitors remains to be seen. However, the available parking spaces in West Bay car parks will be reduced, but please do not be tempted to park on the clearway along Marsh Barn Road.

Tomorrow is Good Friday and the Reverend Pete Stone will conduct an hour's meditation in St. John's Church at 12noon. On Easter Sunday at 6am, Churches Together in Bridport and District will hold their annual dawn service on East Pier. This is followed by coffee and muffins in St. John's. Then at 11.15am. there will be Easter communion in the church. Everyone is very welcome at these services.

Bridport Arts Society Easter exhibition in the Salt House begins on Friday, opening 10am until 5pm until Monday and then on Tuesday from 10am until 2pm. It promises to be well worth a visit.

On Easter bank holiday Monday there will be a bumper book sale from 10am until 4pm in St. John's Church. There will be plenty of good books for sale, so please give this your support.