On a foul evening, 20 brave souls made the journey to The Salt House to hear the town clerk, Will Austin, give an informative and entertaining talk on the work of the town council. Before the meeting proper those present gave John West, the chairman, a hearty round of applause for winning first prize in the Dorset Best Village Competition earlier in the week. John is very involved in West Bay Discovery Centre, and won the award for the Community Heritage category.

The town council is the tier of local government closest to the people of Bridport and parts of West Bay and is entirely separate from the new Dorset Council. Among the issues raised in a question and answer session was the issue of the responsibility for the maintenance of the toilets. That is a matter still to be decided. Negotiations are still in progress with Highways England with a view to improving the condition and upkeep of the two roundabouts on the A35. Work is awaiting completion for the cycle path along the course of the bridlepath and the delivery of stone from abroad is still pending to complete the work outside The George public house.

The matter of poor signage on the bridge was being referred to Dorset County Highways for attention.

Harbour House is always busy satisfying the needs of its residents with all sorts of outings and activities. The care home manager, Anna Knight, attended the Skills for Care head office in London along with 70 other outstanding care home managers. The staff of Harbour House said: "We are proud to be part of an 'outstanding society'."

To discover more about Harbour House, its ethos, residents and carers please check out their website, harbourhouse-westbay.co.uk.

Early on Sunday morning, swimmers and early risers had a surprise when 13 young steers appeared on the beach and the east pier. Plenty of comments were made on Facebook, but the one that didn't get a mention was the riddle 'why does a milking stool only have three legs? Answer, 'Because the cow has the udder'!