Bus Back Better – Take Part On Wed 19th & Thurs 20th Jan 22

In October Dorset Council submitted their Bus Service Improvement Plan on time to the Department for Transport. Since that time they have been working on the next stage – the Enhanced Partnership.

As part of the ongoing process they would like to invite Town and Parish Councils to a stakeholder briefing session to be held via Teams to explain the Enhanced Partnership process, their plans for governance and bus user representation, the work conducted to get them to the stage and the timeline for completing the process by the end of March 2022.

Cllr. Simon Christopher did report on the Enhanced Partnership Plan but made no mention of this invitation for you to be heard.  You are invited to attend either of the sessions being held on Wednesday 19 January at 10am and Thursday 20 January at 2pm. 

To attend either briefing session, you need to have Microsoft Teams installed.  Microsoft Teams is free – you can download it HERE. Please then click on the appropriate button below.

  • Wednesday at 10am – click HERE.
  • Thursday at 2pm – click HERE.

Comments, suggestions, and ideas can also be emailed to busbackbetter@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

The Bus Service Improvement Plan will be further developed and updated annually.

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Girl Guides Plant Over 600 Trees

At the weekend, along with girls & leaders from Bothenhampton Guides, Charmouth Guides & West Dorset Rangers, the Broadwindsor Guides planted over 600 trees as part of the Queens canopy, by kind permission of the landowners at Downbarn Farm in Mosterton.
This also reinstated a county boundary (Dorset/Somerset) Hedgerow that was removed by previous land owners in the 1930’s.
They first learnt about the different types of trees and the benefits of planting new trees/hedges.

They worked really well, met new friends and thoroughly enjoyed hot chocolate and cake to warm them up!

Well done to all involved!

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Villager Makes Bridport News

75yr old Peter Davies from Fullers in Broadwindsor has made page 7 of this week’s Bridport & Lyme Regis News 🙂

Peter is due to do a parachute jump on Sunday morning, 31st October with his daughter, Emellia raising funds for Bridport’s RNA – you can read more HERE.
If the weather is poor then it will be postponed and not cancelled 🙂

Please show your support by visiting their Crowdfunding page:

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75yr old Resident To Do Hallowe’en Fundraising Parachute Jump With Daughter

Not as old and travelling not as far as William Shatner, 75 year old, Broadwindsor resident, Peter Davies and his daughter Emellia have arranged to do a 15,000 feet parachute jump on October 31st for the Royal Navy Association. The duo have launched a Crowdfunder page with all the proceeds going to the RNA who could do with an input. Please show your support by visiting their Crowdfunding page:

If you have any difficulty, try copying the following link into your browser: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/peter-emellias-parachute-jump-for-royal-navy-1

Both parachute jumps have already been paid for privately and 100%* of the money raised will be given to Bridport RNA (*after Crowdfunder fees have been deducted).

Peter has been a full member with the RNA for a number of years and is a Trustee of Bridport Sea Cadets. His daughter Emellia has been a long term supporter of the RNA and indeed she suggested the parachute jump at Dunkeswell Airfield.  The jump is set to take place in the morning of Sunday, 31st October.
The Chairman, Charles Davis, Honoury Secretary, Robin Bickers & all committee members of Bridport’s RNA have pledged their full support for this project.
This project is also being supported by Broadwindsor.org to enable full transparency of all donations received. Please direct any queries to: info@broadwindsor.org

Young people from our Parish and surrounding areas are always welcome to attend Bridport Sea Cadets. Read more about them HERE.

An excited Peter commented:  “It was Emellia’s idea! Even a 50p donation would be great as they’re really poor! Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Broadwindsor.org’s Editor and local photographer Annie Collins will be there to report on the event 🙂


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Local Employment: Part Time Admin Coordinator At Heavers

Heavers of Bridport are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated person to join their ever evolving team as Admin Coordinator.

A part time role of 3.5 days per week, the position will consist of working directly with their admin team:

  • co-ordinating office duties,
  • aftersales,
  • customer care,
  • scheduling &
  • show centre support.

Previous experience is helpful but not a requirement The candidate should be:

  • Professional Word & Excel proficient (non-essential)
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Good at meeting targets and working to deadlines.
  • Able to assess work load efficiently

Working hours: 3.5 days a week
Please apply for the position with an up to date C..V by email to ross@heavers.co.uk.
The position can be available with an immediate start.

Heavers of Bridport are specialists in the supply and installation of windows, doors and other glazing solutions throughout the Southwest.

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First Bus 6/6B Timetables For Winter

It would appear that First Bus have takem some of WATAG’s suggestions on board:

As well as the 16.35 from Yeovil to Bridport now serving Yeovil College at 16.45, tying in with the end of classes and meaning students can get home, there will be a Sunday service again – between Weymouth, Bridport and Lyme Regis.
T
he last bus from Dorchester has been rescheduled to meet the 18.47 train arrival from London. (bus re-timed from 18.40 to 18.55).

Also from 3rd October – Services X51 and X53 to/from Weymouth – Dorchester – Bridport – West Bay – Lyme Regis – Axminster timetables can be found HERE.

Thank you to Parish Cllr. Jacqui Sewell for the information.

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6/6A Bus Timetable Now Gets Yeovil Students Home

Parish Councillor, Jacqui Sewell has continued to campaign and lobby for rural transport ever since she was an elected West Dorset Council member and was WDDC’s representative on WATAG (West Dorset Western Area Transport Action Group).
Today, still with WATAG, she was pleased to see that, at last – “the No. 6A bus WILL pick up the students from Yeovil College at 16.45pm for homeward travel to Broadwindsor – now to get Dorset Council to get Rural Access to Public Transport.
Children from Broadwindsor will still have to travel to Beaminster in the morning.

The bus is being operated by Somerset Council. The timetable shown below.

The Dorset Council Cabinet member with responsibility for transport is East Dorset Councillor, Ray Bryan who is Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment. His contact details are:

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Download the full timetable pdf document HERE.

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Mobile PCR Covid Test Sites In Bridport Next Week

The Mobile PCR COVID-19 test sites are available in Bridport on the following dates:

  • Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August,
  • Wednesday, 1st September &
  • Friday. 3rd September.

If you have any of the 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms below, even if mild, click HERE to get a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

You can also order a PCR test kit to be sent to your home or book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site.

Getting tested if you have no symptoms.

If you have no symptoms, you will not qualify for the PCR tests – you can get a Rapid Lateral Flow test if you do not have symptoms. This test is free and you get a result 30 minutes after taking the test.
This test involves rubbing a long cotton bud (swab) over your tonsils (or where they would have been) and inside your nose.

You can only use this service if:

  • you do not have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
  • you’re 11 or older.
  • you have not been told to self-isolate.
  • you cannot get tests from your work, school, college or university (ask them for rapid lateral flow tests).

Book your Rapid Lateral Flow test HERE.

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Buses – Closing Date 15th August

Only one week remains to submit your comments to ensure Dorset Council provide Rural Areas with a bus service.

Read/download the West Dorset Western Area Transport Action Group (WATAG) newsletter HERE

Please complete the survey by clicking HERE to help to shape the future vision and priorities for the bus network in Dorset.

Comments, suggestions, and ideas can also be emailed to busbackbetter@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

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Bus Back Better

Dorset Council would like to know how they can improve local bus services and what would make you use local buses more. They would like to hear from both people who already use buses, and from those who currently do not and why. They also want to hear from public, private and voluntary organisations who have an interest in making our bus services work better.

Please complete the survey by clicking HERE to help to shape the future vision and priorities for the bus network in Dorset.

Comments, suggestions, and ideas can also be emailed to busbackbetter@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

The Bus Service Improvement Plan will be published by 31st October. It will be further developed and updated annually.

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