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08Sep 23

Mayor’s Blog 135

This week : Hat Festival, West Dorset Business Awards, Mayoress Reports, Wareham Civic Day Hat Festival On Saturday morning I had the pleasure of opening my first Hat Festival at 10.00am in Bucky Doo Square . Fortunately the sun had decided to shine on our celebrations again and already the…

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01Sep 23

Mayor’s Blog 134

This week: Kipps, Bridport Community Kitchen, Antisocial behaviour, Bridport Connect Garden, Bridport Learners Hub. Kipps On Friday we were invited to the Electric Palace to see the latest production of Kipps put on by the award winning Bridport Musical Theatre Company. What a wonderful evening it was. The acting, music,…

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25Aug 23

Mayor’s Blog 133

This week: Stuart Briggs, Bridport Carnival, Bridport Torchlight Parade, National Ukrainian Day Picnic, The Melplash Show. Stuart Briggs Sadly on the Saturday morning of the Carnival we received the news that our great friend, Stuart Briggs had passed away at home in Bridport. Stuart and his wife Kathy were two…

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18Aug 23

Mayor’s Blog 132

This week: Julia’s House, Teddy Bear’s Picnic (Carnival Princess), Weeds! Morrisons Fundraising for Julia's House On Friday 11 August at 9 a.m. I had the pleasure of starting off our local Morrisons fundraising event in aid of Julia's House. It was part of a coordinated event across the South West and…

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11Aug 23

Mayor’s Blog 131

This week : Rationing to Rock 'n' Roll, West Bay Day, Lyme Regis Civic day, Mayoress report, Upcoming engagements. Rationing to Rock ‘n' Roll On Saturday morning the rain finally gave it a rest and so I had the opportunity to officially open the exhibition by joining our Town Crier…

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04Aug 23

Mayor’s Blog 130

This week : Hazelmead Cohousing and the “Common House” project, Bridport Royal Charter Pageant 1953, Discovery Centre 5 th Birthday, RNLI Seatown Barbecue (Cancelled), Next week. Hazelmead Cohousing, Bridport On Monday I was invited to celebrate the Summer opening of the Hazelmead cohousing development in Bridport . The development has…

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28Jul 23

Mayor’s Blog 129

Contents this week: Symondsbury Fete, The RNLI Raft Race, Sou’ Sou’ West Gallery, Mayoress’ reports, Dorset Housing Consultation, Next week. Symondsbury Fete This week Bridget and I had the pleasure of being invited to Symondsbury Fete and I was asked to judge the “Vegetable Sculpture” competition. Definitely a first for…

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21Jul 23

Mayor’s Blog 128

Wimborne Civic Day, Morrison’s Foodbank week, Trustees and a Chair required, Mayoress’ reports and a “Whats on” Wimborne Civic Day Bridget and I had a very busy and wet Friday representing Bridport at the Wimborne Mayor’s Civic Day. There were over 40 Mayors and Deputy Mayors attending so the logistics…

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14Jul 23

Mayor’s Blog 127

Local Housing, The Eve Appleton Band, Dementia. New houses at the Old Coal Yard Bridport A much needed development was officially opened this week after the partnership between Dorset Council, C G Fry & Son Ltd and Hastoe produced an eight house development on the site of the Old Coal…

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07Jul 23

Mayor’s Blog 126

This week : St James’ Care Home, Bridport Folk Festival revival, St Mary’s Park Run, Bridport hosts French Twinning visit, Yeovil Civic Service. St James’ Care Home We were invited to the open day at St James’ Care Home, Bradpole not only to meet the Staff and residents but also…

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