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Allington Hillbillies

Bridport nestles beneath beautiful hills in valleys created by the rivers Asker and Brit. The hills that envelop the town are an important feature of its overall visual character. This was recognised in the Neighbourhood Plan, by establishing the principle…

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Thank You

As we move gradually through Boris Johnson’s plan for reawakening the country from the Covid-19 lockdown in four stages, with a minimum of five weeks between each, we find ourselves in a period of reflection and anticipation. Looking back over…

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Springing back to life

We are bang in the middle of what is my favourite time of the year because the period between mid February and mid March is one filled with hope. The dark days of winter are behind us and the days…

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Mayor receives his jab

The 10th February marked the 50th anniversary of the release of Carol King’s album, Tapestry. In 2020, Tapestry was ranked number 25 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Listening to it again over…

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Your Voice Matters

Since becoming a Councillor and more recently Mayor, I have become much more aware of the things that concern people. I now get phone calls, e-mails and stopped in the street to be told about an issue that is of…

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You Are Not Alone

The pace of change during my lifetime has been astounding. Alongside the many wonderful scientific and technological advances that have made all our lives so much easier than those that lived by previous generations we now seem to live in…

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Food and Water

Food I was privileged to grow up on a farm in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir on the Nottinghamshire Leicestershire boarder. We were beef farmers winning supreme championship prizes at all the prestigious national agricultural shows. Our prize winning Lincoln…

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