Bridport Town Council provides grit bins around the town and also seeks to do all it can, within its resources, to help clear local routes and footways, deemed to be a local priority and which otherwise would not be treated. During the extreme weather last Friday, this included clearing access to the cemetery(to allow two funerals to go ahead), the Council buildings at Mountfield (where a wedding was to take place) and clearing paths and routes into town through Plottingham and St Marys. The Council’s outside team also cleared and gritted other difficult areas including outside Sydney Gale.
Cllr Sarah Williams Leader of the Town Council said that “ I would like to pay tribute to our outside team, who were on duty on Friday – Paul Violet, Sean Coombs and Bobby Harris – and who worked so hard in such very difficult conditions. It is really pleasing that thanks to the dedication of our team we were able to help during the worst of the weather.”