Investment Plan for Bridport Questionnaire

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1. INVESTING IN JOBS, SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE BRIDPORT AREAShould investment be directed to develop jobs, skills training and new technologies in the Bridport Area?

Answer Choices

Response Percent

Response Total

1

Yes

 

98.08%

51

2

No

 

1.92%

1

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Comments: (16)

1

05/07/2022 12:24 PM
ID: 194902189

We need to offer our young people a chance to develop their careers in this area, rather than leaving.

2

05/07/2022 14:47 PM
ID: 194918563

Important to give younger generation reason to want to stay if they like living here. Options for jobs that aren't all about hospitality. Don't want Bridport to just be a place for people to come and spend their final years.

3

08/07/2022 00:24 AM
ID: 195194639

Bridport has always been a forward-looking town and has a community to support it. From school-leavers right through to those nearing retirement there should be opportunities to learn new skills and/or pass on those skills to others. Not only does this provide satisfying, life-long and useful skills which enhance life - but also gives realisation of potential and feel-good factor, therefore minimising mental ill health.

4

10/07/2022 17:22 PM
ID: 195329243

As long as there is a good likelyhood of the training leading to new jobs and opportunities.

5

13/07/2022 15:55 PM
ID: 195540173

We need jobs in Bridport and i am sure we have the people wo need those jobs

6

15/07/2022 09:18 AM
ID: 195669177

We need to support the local community - providing jobs and increasing footfall will help retain people in the town and encourage them to spend in town.

7

26/07/2022 14:00 PM
ID: 196352233

Business in Bridport is focused on two things:
1. Serving residents
2. Serving holidaymakers

This is risky, huge changes are taking place with movement of people in UK away from cities, holiday trends will change, the make-up of Bridport residents will change (less retirees with income to spare). Independent retailers are great but they should not be the only future for Bridport.

The kids of Bridport need to be ready for the global economy not one based on home improvement, retail or tourism.

8

17/08/2022 11:48 AM
ID: 197708260

St Michael's runs generally at 95% occupation , a reflection of the 96 businesses and we estimate 200 employees currently working on the estate.
We have already invested £1 million over 12 years to move our scheme forward; we hope our scheme would result in new businesses and new technologies and new investment

9

22/08/2022 15:12 PM
ID: 198077699

There are plenty of business opportunities here if only they were better presented.
Schools do not have access to work experience even if business owners are willing to take on students. There is a disconnect between education and the work environment which could be addressed through investment in careers advice and provision of business / networking events that GCSE and A level students are invited / encouraged to attend. Apprenticeships are available but finding out about them and how the funding works is difficult.
Bridport is a hub of creativity and manufacture and yet this is not widely promoted or could be better advertised.

10

22/08/2022 15:49 PM
ID: 198081067

Bridport needs better paid jobs, so concentrate on making it a pleasant town in which to work remotely at home or shared office space.

11

22/08/2022 18:01 PM
ID: 198090719

Bridport seems (and always has been) very behind with the times. There is nothing to keep young people here, they tend to move away for better career prospects and come back to their roots years later to retire!

12

22/08/2022 19:00 PM
ID: 198093833

Development HUB for new technologies and linking in with local college's similar to Bedford College specialising in MMC training and work experience.

13

22/08/2022 19:04 PM
ID: 198094002

Where is the investment coming from please.

14

23/08/2022 21:32 PM
ID: 198175552


low carbon building
local food processing
nature recovery and conservation

15

25/08/2022 11:01 AM
ID: 198262645

target schools and leavers before they decide to go university ,this will offer oppportunites that are genuine and supported before during and after they have secured a workplacement

16

25/08/2022 19:43 PM
ID: 198301967

We need this to keep younger families in the area.

 

2. INVESTING IN JOBS, SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE BRIDPORT AREA From the list of projects below, please identify your priorities for investment in jobs, skills training and new technologies by ranking them 1-6 where 1 = highest priority. Feel free to add your own project ideas using the comment box.

Item

Total Score 1

Overall Rank

Prioritise skills and training aimed at young people in the Bridport Area.

242

1

Retain and develop work space availability, including at St Michael's.

201

2

Prioritise initiatives that promote the vitality of local independent retailers.

193

3

Support establishment of a Skills Academy, based at the Foundry Lea development, to provide training in modern methods of construction.

173

4

Invest in the use of technology in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture with the aim of improving yield, efficiency and profitability.

157

5

invest in the processing of natural materials, for example for a Dorset Woodhub proposal at Foundry Lea.

126

6

1 Score is a weighted calculation. Items ranked first are valued higher than the following ranks, the score is a sum of all weighted rank counts.

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Add 'Other' Employment project ideas below: (15)

1

05/07/2022 14:47 PM
ID: 194918563

Plenty of companies use Call Centres - including NHS111. With the right technology and space these companies could base themselves in Bridport / West Dorset. Again giving another choice for people. As there aren't good public transport links we need to encourage a diverse range of jobs here for people who live in Bridport

2

08/07/2022 00:24 AM
ID: 195194639

Art, dance and performance opportunities for everyone

3

26/07/2022 14:00 PM
ID: 196352233

Digital, the world is flat as far as the internet is concerned. We have smart, switched on people in Bridport who can help the world. Computer programming, software are work from anywhere skills, why not Bridport.

Look at cities like Tromso in Norway, an fishing / tourism based economy that is transforming to be a digital economy
https://www.arcticfrontiers.com/news-archive/arctic-frontiers-open-how-to-do-business-in-the-digital-age-20-oct-1800-cafe-sann-tromso/

4

02/08/2022 12:11 PM
ID: 196864057

I would like to see agricultural skills in regenerative farming and agroecology invested in rather than technology. The current intensive way of producing food has resulted in overdependance on expensive inputs and denaturing of the soil. Growing food in a local area is becoming of more paramount importance.

5

17/08/2022 11:48 AM
ID: 197708260

Its difficult not to respond that all of these are important and all should be rated number 1. As someone who for some years managed a major aerospace engineering apprenticeship scheme, the lack of proper apprenticeship opportunities in and around Bridport saddens me; a few miles up the road from here is a major high technology aerospace hub employing some 6000 people. Some attempt could be made to find a location to bring some of that technology and those skills to Bridport

6

22/08/2022 14:46 PM
ID: 198075351

Invest in skills and training for new entrants and agro-ecological food production aimed at the local markets.
Drop-off, Processing and packing facilities for food aimed at local markets
Invest in a community food hub, as a community meeting space, with healthy, local and affordable food.

7

22/08/2022 15:49 PM
ID: 198081067

Focus on the town’s historic strengths including anything relating to ropes/nets, brewing and agriculture.

8

22/08/2022 19:04 PM
ID: 198094002

We need to educate the young of today to learn and train, gain skills in carpentry old traditions craft

9

22/08/2022 21:19 PM
ID: 198099210

I don’t have an idea for it but it would be great to be able to offer young adults more work like they used to be able to get. It’s very hard to get a Saturday job now under the age of 18.

10

23/08/2022 21:32 PM
ID: 198175552

re investment in agriculture - important that investments aren't encouraging unsustainable extractive production methods, but foster regenerative approaches

11

25/08/2022 10:36 AM
ID: 198260501

They are all important

12

25/08/2022 11:01 AM
ID: 198262645

note
not sure if the answers saty so
all above i rate as 1 except 5 and 6 which i rate as 4
everything else is a must

13

25/08/2022 11:53 AM
ID: 198267509

Dedicated learning facilites for young people so that they do not have to leave the area and can gain the skills and training local businesses need would boost the area and local business.

14

25/08/2022 19:43 PM
ID: 198301967

I would also like to see the wealth of local artists utilised and supported to improve the aesthetics of the town centre. Many of our shops are dowdy and need repainting. We could become a centre of excellence for art work on building exteriors which would go down well with tourists.
More planters along West Street and East street could offer further employment for gardeners and those from Kingston Maurwood. This would also improve the town environment and promote health and wellness.

15

27/08/2022 08:08 AM
ID: 198367342

A focus on renovation of both domestic and business properties, in order to reduce energy use and address the increasing cost of fuel.
Development of localised, distributed energy generation, on public, private and business properties - as well as ground mounted PV and small scale wind turbines. This can be linked to the work of Dorset Community Energy and Energy Local Bridport.
Both these projects require resources for skills training and investment in technology.

 

3. IMPROVING LOCAL TRANSPORT IN THE BRIDPORT AREAShould investment be directed to improve transport in the Bridport Area?

Answer Choices

Response Percent

Response Total

1

Yes

 

94.23%

49

2

No

 

5.77%

3

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52

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Comments: (23)

1

05/07/2022 12:24 PM
ID: 194902189

Our public transport situation is dire, with many places having no access and young people who want to attend college unable to rely on buses to get them there and back.

2

05/07/2022 14:47 PM
ID: 194918563

There should be frequent, reliable buses from Axminster to Dorchester and Weymouth to Yeovil using Bridport as a central hub.
By this I mean starting early at say 6am and going through the day til c11pm every 30 minutes.
Reasons:
Gives flexibility for where people can work and start times.
With the cost of living crisis more people will be encouraged to use buses if it saves them money so routes will be used
For the numbers of people who live here, and will live here when developments are completed Bridport needs good transport links.
If buses are reliable less car journeys will be needed and it becomes a more green way to travel

3

08/07/2022 00:24 AM
ID: 195194639

Bridport is a bustling busy place and deserves regular, reliable buses running daily from early until late, throughout Bridport and the surrounding villages. If they extend out to nearby towns and railways it will help to reduce car use and enable much easier transport for all.

4

10/07/2022 17:22 PM
ID: 195329243

Not convinced that investment in transport will lead to economic benefits. Public transport and cycling should be supported by other funding.

5

15/07/2022 09:18 AM
ID: 195669177

There need to be more buses from rural areas. We need more signage for parking so visitors know where the car parks are. Parking is expensive for a small town and people are clogging up side streets and areas like St.Michaels where car parks are meant for tennants and their customers

6

19/07/2022 14:37 PM
ID: 195919143

Electric tram style system to west bay down a boulevard created from the top of south street!

7

26/07/2022 14:00 PM
ID: 196352233

Obviously!

8

01/08/2022 06:43 AM
ID: 196775546

We need to bring people in from the surrounding areas and make it easier for them to get here.

No everyone wants to use public transport though - we need more car parking spaces

On street parking is vital too.

9

02/08/2022 12:11 PM
ID: 196864057

Put some real effort into marketing a town car club to the residents of Bridport (especially those who run 2 or more cars)
Get some night buses running for those who want to go out of the town for the day and find themselves having to get back on a bus home before 6pm

10

17/08/2022 11:48 AM
ID: 197708260

Bus services are inadequate and suffer from a major lack of infrastructure and investment; why is there for example not a service linking directly to the main line stations in Dorchester (or indeed Yeovil)

11

22/08/2022 14:46 PM
ID: 198075351

improve bus services to outlying villages - community buses?
promoting car-share and bike-share schemes

12

22/08/2022 15:12 PM
ID: 198077699

There are few electric car charging points, electric buses, bicycles and scooters. There needs to be shared ownership or hire system which exist elsewhere for visitors to park outside the town centre and either walk or cycle into the centre. The absence of chrage points deters people from visiting with electric cars. There is so little parking that the town centre is congested with deliveries and commercial vehicles. These could be streamlined with timed zones and also with car movements restricted to outside core business hours like Cheap Street in Sherborne between 10am-4pm.

13

22/08/2022 15:49 PM
ID: 198081067

A cheaper and better bus/taxi-bus service would take cars off the roads and enable people to commute to and from the villages. The bus service needs to be flexible and adapt to specific needs, hence my use of the word taxi-bus. Shared electric bikes should also be considered.

14

22/08/2022 18:01 PM
ID: 198090719

Busses are empty or full of elderly people who have passes. Which means young people pay an extortionate amount to use them. One adult and one 6 year old, £10 for single to Lyme Regis! No easy way for students to travel to Yeovil College either. Bus passes should be means tested, my parents can easily afford their car, but now have passes and so use the bus all the time!

15

22/08/2022 19:00 PM
ID: 198093833

Links to Airports are lacking.

16

22/08/2022 19:04 PM
ID: 198094002

Increase bus and transport around rural villages, isolating the young and elderly unable to get into town.

17

22/08/2022 20:37 PM
ID: 198097669

The local bus services are either non existent or too infrequent

18

22/08/2022 21:19 PM
ID: 198099210

We need a bus to Symondsbury school from town.

19

23/08/2022 16:57 PM
ID: 198160525

There is a real opportunity to capitalise on connections towards Reading and the Elizabeth line, which gives access into and out of London for those now able to at least partially remote work as well as holidayers.

20

24/08/2022 11:28 AM
ID: 198198656

With some high speed direct connections to Dorchester, Yeovil and Exeter that do not stop at everywhere along route (those can be additional)

21

25/08/2022 11:01 AM
ID: 198262645

need to check with those who travel to work or school
then how it could work for the retirement population..if it can?

22

25/08/2022 11:53 AM
ID: 198267509

There should be some improvement to this, but not the top priority.

23

25/08/2022 19:43 PM
ID: 198301967

Outlying villages will die without improved local transport. It is necessary to invest in this area to make it useful for the community and eventually profitable. We need a bus to villages which runs after 7.00 pm to support pubs, restaurants and town nightlife. More frequent buses are needed during the day.once an hour makes them almost non viable.

 

4. IMPROVING LOCAL TRANSPORT IN THE BRIDPORT AREAFrom the list of projects below, please identify your priorities for investment in local transport by ranking them 1-6 where 1 = highest priority.Feel free to add your own project ideas using the comment box.

Item

Total Score 1

Overall Rank

Invest in sustainable transport solutions that better connect Bridport with surrounding villages.

241

1

Retain and extend the frequency of the Bridport Community Bus.

213

2

Provide a 'free' shuttle transport service between Bridport and West Bay during the summer months.

176

3

Prioritise the redevelopment of Bridport Bus Station to serve as a local transport hub.

173

4

Support the establishment of an e-bike scheme with hubs in Bridport and West Bay.

160

5

Support the establishment of an electric vehicle car club for the Bridport area.

129

6

1 Score is a weighted calculation. Items ranked first are valued higher than the following ranks, the score is a sum of all weighted rank counts.

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1

12/07/2022 15:01 PM
ID: 195465091

Since this plan is dependent on close collaboration with local businesses and villages, it offers an opportunity to develop a low carbon delivery scheme using electric vehicles and cargo bikes. A last-mile ev/bike scheme based at the football club car park could dramatically cut delivery traffic across town while collaboration between businesses could lead to shared use of larger deliveries.

2

13/07/2022 13:10 PM
ID: 195525653

Establish cycle lanes in rural towns such as beaminister which is accessed by the melplash road and is dangerous to cycle along.

3

13/07/2022 20:07 PM
ID: 195562091

Since the majority of car drivers live outside of town and have no choice but to drive in ,combining the grockles in the summer why not build a small multi story at the bus station or on the waste land at st Michael's where people park for nothing.its well known that most locals steer clear of the town in the summer because there is no where to park after 9am and woe betide if there is an event happening somewhere in town ...these would be better supported if people had somewhere to park,they do not want to do a monthly grocery shop then have to get on a bus to west bay or any where else come to that to go back to car dump the shopping then bus back again to do more shopping there is a limit to how much one can carry by which time the cold frozen stuff is half cooked

4

21/07/2022 03:42 AM
ID: 196059225

The shuttle to and from West Bay to run outside Market days including Sunday to utilise parking spaces in the Town centre.
It does not have to be free. There should be a charge and consider ways of raising support from the business community and the extraction of business rate funds from Dorset County Council

5

26/07/2022 14:00 PM
ID: 196352233

These are all very tactical. What's the long game? Where does Bridport need to be connected to? For what reasons. Is about getting residents out of petrol cars or linking Bridport businesses with skilled workers?

6

01/08/2022 06:43 AM
ID: 196775546

Improve car parking within the town

Do not pedestrianise anywhere.

7

17/08/2022 11:48 AM
ID: 197708260

My responses don't seem to be recorded here; just for the record clearly the most important element here must be prioritising the redevelopment of Bridport Bus Station - in fact the whole bus station area is not a welcome sight for visitors who may be arriving in bridport for the first time. Significant improvements are required in the 'public realm' as well as the services themselves

8

22/08/2022 15:12 PM
ID: 198077699

There is inadequate signage for safe walking from each village to the town centre even though a good network of footpaths already exist. The section of footpaths that use the existing roads should include better crossing points for pedestrians, bicycles and people with mobility issues.

9

22/08/2022 19:00 PM
ID: 198093833

Unfortunately things like a rank at West Bay for local taxi's has been overlooked. The space outside Cornwall Bakery was initially earmarked for this, but is a 30min free parking space for 3 cars. Giving this back to the local firms would boost trade for them. Not sure providing a "Free" bus to tourists is fair to these businesses.

10

22/08/2022 19:04 PM
ID: 198094002

Offer electric cycle hubs for visitors and locals to get around town. This town is not ready for electric charging of vehicles.

11

22/08/2022 21:19 PM
ID: 198099210

Weekend coach service to London / Friday afternoon - Sunday evening.

12

23/08/2022 21:32 PM
ID: 198175552

It feels like the ability of BTC to really exert much influence over transport issues is limited - working closely with Dorset Council on the Local Transport Plan may pay greater dividends

13

24/08/2022 11:28 AM
ID: 198198656

Consider the scooter scheme that other small towns have taken on locally.
Facilitation of an easy to use car pool/lift share scheme

14

24/08/2022 15:25 PM
ID: 198218402

Invest in buses to the major towns and colleges and universities in the area.

15

25/08/2022 10:36 AM
ID: 198260501

would like to understand a bit more about the batteries for electric cars, as understand they are terrible for disposal?

16

25/08/2022 11:01 AM
ID: 198262645

ref 5 need to ask the the surrounding villages if they want it ,survey forst

17

30/08/2022 12:45 PM
ID: 198475993

Public transport from Bridport to other towns needs to be prioritised, services for instance to Yeovil are constantly being cut/at risk.

 

5. IMPROVING ACCESS AND MOVEMENT AROUND THE CENTRE OF BRIDPORT Should investment be directed to improve access and movement in and around the centre of Bridport?

Answer Choices

Response Percent

Response Total

1

Yes

 

69.23%

36

2

No

 

30.77%

16

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52

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Comments: (14)

1

05/07/2022 14:47 PM
ID: 194918563

Pedestrians either need to be given priority and roads pedestrianised or lessons in the green cross code as they wander everywhere with no care for life.

2

08/07/2022 00:24 AM
ID: 195194639

"Shared space" works very well in many towns. I believe it would work well here. People need to take responsibility and have respect for all those using the roads, whether disabled, walking, or using any form of transport.

It was interesting to see the behaviour of people when there was a power cut some time ago and the Town Hall traffic lights were out. Pedestrians and traffic adapted quickly and things flowed well.

3

10/07/2022 17:22 PM
ID: 195329243

Yes in terms of pedestranisation of South Street (part)

4

12/07/2022 15:01 PM
ID: 195465091

Any spending on transport, access and movement must have the stated aim to reduce car use and traffic in town. Considered provision of park and ride, local buses and a low-carbon delivery hub could make a big difference to air quality as well as carbon emissions.

5

26/07/2022 14:00 PM
ID: 196352233

Slower cars.

6

02/08/2022 12:11 PM
ID: 196864057

These plans look really exciting!!

7

22/08/2022 15:12 PM
ID: 198077699

There are too many signs and lines which clutter up the town centre and these are not only duplicating but in some instance contradicting other signs.

8

22/08/2022 15:49 PM
ID: 198081067

Apart from improving the traffic light phasing at the Town Hall, do not waste money on this.

9

22/08/2022 19:04 PM
ID: 198094002

There is not enough parking in town and it has become too expensive for locals to come in and park. They have doubled the cost of a shopping pass.

10

22/08/2022 20:37 PM
ID: 198097669

Pedestrianise South Street at the top end on Market Days

11

24/08/2022 11:28 AM
ID: 198198656

Not for pedestrians, but the permanent traffic jams in East Street need addressing - though pushing all traffic onto the A35 is not a solution either due to mass delays in the summer already (Chideock is a problem!)

12

24/08/2022 15:25 PM
ID: 198218402

Bridport is surprisingly inaccessible for people with mobility issues

13

25/08/2022 10:36 AM
ID: 198260501

Not sure green spaces are great, and be good to mainatian and grow those.
Should have more tables and chairs outside cafes

14

25/08/2022 11:01 AM
ID: 198262645

AS YOU ENTER BRIDPORT ,DIRECTION TO CAR PARKS AND A SIGN INDICATING WHERE THE SPACES ARE ,THIS WILL DIRECT THE CARS AND VISITORS AND SPENDERS !

 

6. IMPROVING ACCESS AND MOVEMENT IN AND AROUND THE CENRE OF BRIDPORTFrom the list of projects below, please identify your priorities for investment in access and movement by ranking them 1-6 where 1 = highest priority. Feel free to add your own project ideas using the comment box.

Item

Total Score 1

Overall Rank

Making the Town Centre a 20mph zone with new town centre gateways and pedestrian crossing points.

213

1

New signage on main routes into Bridport, showing car park location and real-time space availability.

169

2

An enhanced Park and Stride Scheme at the Football Club Car Park.

167

3

Improving sequencing and pedestrian priority at the Town Hall Junction.

166

4

A new segregated walking/cycling route between Bridport Bus Station and the new Foundry Lea development.

161

5

A Park and Ride scheme to serve Bridport/West Bay during the summer months.

153

6

1 Score is a weighted calculation. Items ranked first are valued higher than the following ranks, the score is a sum of all weighted rank counts.

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Add 'Other' access project ideas below: (16)

1

05/07/2022 14:47 PM
ID: 194918563

Pedestrianise Town on market days due to lack of understanding by pedestrians that cars will hurt them if they collide

2

08/07/2022 00:24 AM
ID: 195194639

Making the cycle route from Bridport to West Bay more straightforward (at the Crown Roundabout). It would be so simple (imo) to just allow cyclists to continue along the east side of Sea Road South between Hollow Way and Burton Road. It is such a short piece of road and a sign 'cycle with consideration for other users' would suffice.

3

10/07/2022 17:22 PM
ID: 195329243

Close South Street in part to cars.

4

13/07/2022 13:10 PM
ID: 195525653

Establish cycle lanes through Bridport town centre and out to walditch, symondsbury and beaminister.

5

13/07/2022 14:39 PM
ID: 195533087

Make top of South st one way moving south to north only. Reduce east west to two lanes. Widen non-traffic area (pavement / market zone) throughout to facilitate “cross anywhere” . Additional weight restriction signs at junction with Tannery road.

6

19/07/2022 14:37 PM
ID: 195919143

Pedestrianise south street with electric trams to west bay

7

01/08/2022 06:43 AM
ID: 196775546

Not allowing any plans for pavements and cycle paths to reduce the width of main routes to single track ie by Jewsons. Not to make South Street one way.

8

02/08/2022 12:11 PM
ID: 196864057

The Bridport Cohousing development, with 53 households, will be moved into over the next 6 months. Many of the 120+ people living there will favour walking or cycling into town. The North Allington road from the junction of Hospital Lane into West Allington is dangerous and drivers often speed. What is proposed to make the journey on foot or by bike safe - especially for children?

9

22/08/2022 15:12 PM
ID: 198077699

The footpaths which lead from the individual villages curently lack any information which enhance the experience for both residents and visitors alike. For example the signs at West Bay display information about wildlife and geography (by the AONB Team) and are useful to orientate the walkers and cyclists.

10

22/08/2022 15:49 PM
ID: 198081067

Cluttering the town with signs may look as if something is being done but has no practical effect and ruins the look of the place. When is it possible to go above 20mph anyway? Only at night when the people who ignore the current 30 would ignore the 20 limit.

11

22/08/2022 19:04 PM
ID: 198094002

Surely we can sort the town out without keep mentioning Foundry Lea development. Has the council got shares in this development.
Look at the council tax they will gain along.
We have not looked at the infrastructure of the the road B3162 West Road. Flooding issues, parking. No one can get an appointment at the
medical centre at the moment, never mind the extra 2,000 plus people.
760 houses each with two vehicles. 1520 extra cars going down West Road/West Allington. If our town can't cope currently how the hell
is this going to help.
I would like to know.

12

24/08/2022 11:28 AM
ID: 198198656

Ensuring that some free short stay (up to an hour) roadside parking spaces are retained in town for those wanting to pop into a shop quickly - thus supporting the independent shops. Paying for a parking is a deterrent and if they can't get a short stay space people end up getting their bread / pint of milk / pet food etc from the supermarkets instead.

Doing a weekly shop in independent shops instead of supermarkets often necessitates the use of a car, it's less feasible on foot for many so this needs taking into account when thinking about reducing car traffic in town.

13

24/08/2022 15:25 PM
ID: 198218402

Pedestrians don't necessarily need priority, but traffic through town, especially east to west is very bad.

14

25/08/2022 10:36 AM
ID: 198260501

Really dislike those car park signs that tell you about availability

15

25/08/2022 11:01 AM
ID: 198262645

BETTER TRAFFIC LIGHT MANAGEMENT AT PEAK TIMES ,CURRENT ONE IS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE

16

30/08/2022 12:45 PM
ID: 198475993

Pedestrianise South Street.

 

7. INVESTING IN THE ARTS, HERITAGE AND CULTURE OFFER IN THE BRIDPORT AREA Should investment be directed to support and develop the arts, heritage and cultural offer of the Bridport Area?

Answer Choices

Response Percent

Response Total

1

Yes

 

69.23%

36

2

No

 

30.77%

16

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Comments: (15)

1

05/07/2022 14:47 PM
ID: 194918563

But only for sustainable ventures see above comments

2

08/07/2022 17:59 PM
ID: 195264711

This should be item 7

3

10/07/2022 17:22 PM
ID: 195329243

Bridport should do more to capitlise on its heritage and culture, but possibly not the arts, which do not always deliver the wider economic benefit that is claimed.

4

12/07/2022 15:01 PM
ID: 195465091

While I accept that the arts, culture and heritage are a big part of what makes Bridport such an attractive place, I believe it is more important to to invest in the infrastructure, for instance transport and access, and employment in order to make Bridport a sustainable town in the long term.

Many of the investment ideas listed are already happening and might be further developed through collective effort of the stakeholders; they are largely cosmetic and do little to meet the needs of young people, vulnerable people and those on low income.

We need to focus on providing well-paid, permanent employment for young people and a transport infrastructure and natural environment that make us resilient in an uncertain future.

5

13/07/2022 13:10 PM
ID: 195525653

Bridport is full of artists and craftspeople. We need a community centre for local people to show their work and offer tuition. This would be immensely important to tourists interested in culture too. It would revitalise the town and enhance the quality of life of local residents. The art centre now shows artists work but it is not local and neither is the work displayed at sladers yard.

6

15/07/2022 09:18 AM
ID: 195669177

THese are the type of things that make Bridport unique and increase dwell time

7

26/07/2022 14:00 PM
ID: 196352233

Yes!

8

17/08/2022 11:48 AM
ID: 197708260

Not that the arts isn't important but our impression is much time and effort is already being invested in this area and there are other priorities

9

22/08/2022 14:46 PM
ID: 198075351

Need to invest in Bridport's 3 main performing arts venues already in existence, especially the Lyric Theatre.
Support artists in the locality with affordable rent for studio space.

10

22/08/2022 15:12 PM
ID: 198077699

Bridport has a wealth of heritage and culture, much is evident in the town centre buildings and the various high status churches, museum and communal spaces, historically the mills and ropewalks, not instantly appreciated on first sight. A town trail would be ideal but the museum already does a fantatsic job in walking trours as does the West Bay Discovery Centre but these are for the initiated and not obvious to the visitor. An app would be great to download (available in different languages) and with GPS would instantly recognise the location and position.

11

22/08/2022 15:49 PM
ID: 198081067

But only by encouraging what is there, not by wasting money rearranging the “street-scene”.

12

22/08/2022 19:00 PM
ID: 198093833

Bridport is already an arts area, plus there are the West Bay and Town "heritage" centres.

13

22/08/2022 19:04 PM
ID: 198094002

We have ample support current for this. Heritage may be.

14

24/08/2022 11:28 AM
ID: 198198656

the arts need all the help they can get at the moment and Bridport being famously an artistic town we need to retain the reason for our tourism and support the sector here.

However people moving here to be part of the bohemian art scene are rising the house prices and pushing out the very people who made/make the 'scene' rendering it financially unviable or impossible for creatives to continue living and working in the area...

15

25/08/2022 10:36 AM
ID: 198260501

Absolutley, the town is vibrant because of its artists and creative offer.
I would try and work more collaboratively across the arts venues and utilise the huge amount of talent for place making improvements

 

8. INVESTING IN THE ARTS, HERITAGE AND CULTURAL OFFER OF THE BRIDPORT AREAFrom the list of projects below, please identify your priorities for investment in the arts, heritage and cultural offer by ranking them 1-6 where 1 = highest priority. Feel free to add your own project ideas using the comment box.

Item

Total Score 1

Overall Rank

Prioritise actions to upgrade the street scene and other open spaces in and around Bridport.

204

1

Develop collective marketing campaigns to promote "Dorset's Eventful Town".

192

2

Support and develop the programme of community events in the Bridport Area, including; Bridport Carnival, Melplash show etc.

168

3

Prioritise proposals for a new multi wheel skatepark and improved play facilities at Plottingham Field.

159

4

Prioritise proposals that support artists in the Bridport area, for example promotional maps and art studio trials.

145

5

Invest in high quality interpretation projects that tell the story of Bridport.

140

6

1 Score is a weighted calculation. Items ranked first are valued higher than the following ranks, the score is a sum of all weighted rank counts.

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Add 'Other' Arts, Heritage and Cultural project ideas below: (11)

1

05/07/2022 14:47 PM
ID: 194918563

Stop giving valuable buildings away to private companies who aren't going to utilise them for public good.
E.g. Arts Library Restaurant - not priced for locals or tourists just the elite and then shut down over economic conditions. I would say the £20 charge for burger was a reason people didn't go
LSI bad business plan from the off now it isn't a public building. Eg Original idea of renting desks by hour failed so they planned to increase desk space to try to make it work

2

08/07/2022 17:59 PM
ID: 195264711

This should be item 8

3

12/07/2022 15:01 PM
ID: 195465091

I can't support large investment in any of these projects, except perhaps the Plottingham Fields improvements, as they are largely to do with promoting or supporting projects that already exist. For instance: artists probably need access to studios with secure tenancy more than they need maps.

4

13/07/2022 13:10 PM
ID: 195525653

Community arts and craft centre.

5

01/08/2022 06:43 AM
ID: 196775546

Ensuring that any street scene changes do not affect access or existing on street or other parking

6

22/08/2022 19:00 PM
ID: 198093833

Invest in our local youth!

7

22/08/2022 19:04 PM
ID: 198094002

Melplash yes. As for the carnival it needs a complete restructure. It is nothing like it was 20 years ago, on average three floats, years gone by we had 50 to 100 floats.

8

22/08/2022 21:19 PM
ID: 198099210

If the marketing plan of Dorset’s Eventful Town goes ahead, the spend needs to be 100% digital.
A fantastic website.
Social and email campaigns.
Partnerships.
A digital sign / big board in town with all event listings/ opportunities for ads

9

24/08/2022 11:28 AM
ID: 198198656

Supporting the event spaces and venues (especially those that have little financial support) in town and ensuring creative spaces/studios are prioritised and kept affordable

10

25/08/2022 10:36 AM
ID: 198260501

'Dorset's Eventful town' is not a very creative way of saying what it is.
plottingham needs to be looked at as a whole and how it connects to Foundary Lea. So far it has been a piecemeal approach.

11

25/08/2022 19:43 PM
ID: 198301967

As previously stated, the promotion of street art on dowdy buildings in the town centre in the style of Valparaiso in Chile (worth researching) would provide a further attraction for Bridport and attract both tourists and artists alike.

 

9. INVESTING IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL OFFER IN THE BRIDPORT AREA Should investment be directed to safeguard and better promote the green spaces, habitats and species diversity of the Bridport Area?

Answer Choices

Response Percent

Response Total

1

Yes

 

88.46%

46

2

No

 

11.54%

6

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52

skipped

0

Comments: (7)

1

12/07/2022 15:01 PM
ID: 195465091

Aside from the fact that a diverse and thriving natural environment makes Bridport a better place to live, investment in our nature infrastructure will help prevent flooding, provide employment and could be used as a selling point for the town; alongside our reputation as Dorset's Eventful Town, we could become Dorset's first Zero-Carbon Nature-Friendly Town.

2

17/08/2022 11:48 AM
ID: 197708260

Other initiatives already in place and organisations that concentrate on this area

3

22/08/2022 15:12 PM
ID: 198077699

The AONB Team do this brilliantly and should be encouraged to do more of the same!

4

22/08/2022 19:04 PM
ID: 198094002

Safe guarding green space, it that why we are building and supporting Foundry Lea.

5

22/08/2022 21:19 PM
ID: 198099210

This has to be number 1.

6

24/08/2022 11:28 AM
ID: 198198656

Absolutely and brought into the tourism realm too to encourage responsibility and raise awareness among tourists/visitors as well as residents. More schemes for people to get involved with the safeguarding of these spaces, volunteering opportunities, to foster a sense of collective responsibility and civic pride.

7

25/08/2022 10:36 AM
ID: 198260501

Yes, very much so. Bridport has been brilliant at this and we need more.

 

10. INVESTING IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL OFFER OF THE BRIDPORT AREAFrom the list of projects below, please identify your priorities for investment in the environmental offer by ranking them 1-6 where 1 = highest priority. Feel free to add your own project ideas using the comment box.

Item

Total Score 1