LAST Tuesday I had the opportunity to listen to a briefing for Flood Wardens at the Council Offices at Mountfield. 

This is a critical role and one that I would seriously commend to others in the West Bay area to consider signing up to. 

If you would like to know more and details of future ‘briefings’ then please contact the Town Clerk, Bob Gillis, on 01308 456722 or by email: 

I am particularly concerned with the ‘bridge’ across the river that leads into the harbour, so any volunteers from the West Cliff estate would be very welcome.

On Christmas Day at 11.30am the Team Vicar, the Reverend Pete Stone, will lead the festival service of Holy Communion with seasonal hymns in St. John’s Church. All are welcome. 

On Boxing Day at 12.30pm Churches Together in Bridport and District will be serving coffee and cake, (kindly donated by Morrisons) and inviting those who wish to choose a favourite carol to sing. 

This has become known as the ‘After the Swim’ service and lasts no more than 45 minutes. Come as you are, stay as long as you 

The District Council have praised our Harbour Master, James Radcliffe, and his team for the excellent way they have managed the harbour and its environs during the year. 

With the opening of the ‘Bridport Air Station’ enabling divers to re-charge their cylinders extra work has been involved, but according to all reports this has gone extremely well. Here’s to a good New Year for all concerned.

On a personal note I would like to thank the many people who have supplied me with stories and information during the year. Please keep those stories coming, my email address is: 

Congratulations to Tom Brereton, Paula Bates, John and Sarah 
West and the others who took part in the informal beach clean between Eype and West Bay on Sunday. 

Lots of plastic bottles, drinking straws and polystyrene were collected together with Sarah West claiming an old tyre. 

Some of it was clearly local whilst other items came from afar.