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What happens to our waste?

One of the side effects of the Christmas season is a significant spike in the amount of waste generated. Everything from wrapping paper to food waste increases during this period and it takes several weeks for our waste collection and…

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Three Special Occasions

With all of the Christmas festivities and New Year celebrations behind us I would like to take this opportunity to share with you my experience of three very different events I attended during that period. Blue Lights Carol Service On…

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Welcome to 2022

This New Year's Eve, you might be spending the evening watching a romantic movie with a loved one, binge watching a favourite TV series with friends, or playing games at home with your family. Or perhaps you are going to…

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A Sad End to the Year

My quiet Saturday evening was turned upside down when I learned, with a combination of great shock and profound sadness, of the passing of Simon Jordan. I first met Simon several years ago on a beach clean in West Bay…

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Hope and Community

Recent days have been themed by two things hope and community. The sight of the first snowdrop followed by crocuses and daffodils is something that fills me with joy every year. They are a sign that the cold dark months…

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An Inspirational Week

I am sure you will all be pleased to know that I have been very kept busy this week attending a number of events and meetings. What follows is just some of the selected highlights. Friday On Friday morning in…

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A Moment of Reflection

At 11.00 on Sunday 14 November 2021, Bridport along with cities, towns and villages across the country try fell silent for two minutes as people paid their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the two World Wars…

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COP 26 – Get on Your Bike

On Saturday 6th November over 60 people of all ages got on their bikes of all shapes and sizes to raise awareness of COP 26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow between 31 October to…

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Give and Take

“The principle of give and take; that is diplomacy—give one and take ten” — Mark Twain But was Mark Twain right? There are times when it certainly seems so. The world can sometimes feel full of people who live by…

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