NEW workshops are being held to help householders fight draughts and cut their heating bills.

Draught Busters is holding the session in Bridport on October 27 in Victoria Grove and December 1 at the Unitarian Church.

The Transition Town Bridport-backed sessions will include training on how to stop draughts around leaky windows and doors.

It is suitable for anyone who can use a small hammer. A spokesman said: “Cutting out draughts makes a huge difference to keeping a house warm and cosy, and saving money from fuel bills, as well as reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.”

They are being run by Chit Chong, who has held previous courses, and has also started an insulation business in Bridport.

Transition Town Bridport will supply materials at cost to participants in the workshops.

Typically, the cost will be around £10 to £15 for plastic strips but the workshops themselves are free.

A course in practical skills is also running from October 29 to November 2 at Kingston Maurward’s centre in North Mills, Bridport.

The course is open to any unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds.

It will cover the basics of carpentry, plumbing, electrics and metalwork.

The course lasts one week, and on the last day Transition Town Bridport is planning to invite local firms in to discuss apprenticeships, along with representatives from a college.

Anyone who wishes to apply for the course should obtain an application form from the Job Centre in Bridport, or from Anyone who want to sign up to the draughtbusters workshop should email admin@transitiontownbridport or call Chit on 01297 480825.