Local Employment: Experienced Installer at Heavers of Bridport

In addition to the 3 Apprentice positions advertised earlier, Heavers of Bridport are also looking to hire an experienced Installer.

The candidate must be:

  • Experienced in all aspects of glazing.
  • Able to provide evidence of previous experience.
  • Punctual.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Able to adapt to a multitude of new skills.
  • Self motivated.

A full UK driving licence is essential.

In return, they offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay.
  • NVQ & MTC qualifications if required.
  • All clothing and PPE supplied.
  • Health & Safety Training, such as manual handling, working at heights, Fire awareness & First aid.
  • All new installers, even those with previous experience, work with a senior team member for at least a year in order for them to get used to our good working practices. We pride ourselves on our workmanship.

To Apply: please contact ross@heavers.co.uk in the first instance.


Local Employment: 3 Apprentice Installers at Heavers of Bridport

Heavers of Bridport are specialists in the supply and installation of windows, doors and other glazing solutions throughout the Southwest. They have three Apprentice positions available.

Candidates need to:

  • Be punctual.
  • Be able to work as a member of a team.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Be able to adapt to a multitude new skills.
  • Be Self-motivated.

In return, they offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay.
  • NVQ & MTC qualifications.
  • All clothing and PPE supplied.
  • Health & Safety training such as manual handling, working at heights, fire awareness and First Aid.

All three positions are available with an immediate start date.

To Apply: please contact ross@heavers.co.uk in the first instance.


Petition Against Extended Car Park Charges

Most will be aware that Dorset Council has a series of proposals to raise extra money from local car parks. This includes charging between 6pm and 8pm from Monday to Saturday and daytime on Sundays. The daily rate for some car parks, including those in Bridport and Lyme Regis, is proposed to double.

There are many who are concerned that these new charges will increase parking in nearby residential streets where parking is currently free.  There is an online petition calling on Dorset Council to withdraw their plans to extend these car parking charges.

The petition has been launched by the Liberal Democrat Party.  However, you are able to sign the petition and state whether or not you want to be updated by email about their campaigns.

Sign the petition HERE.


Chris Loder MP Responds To Why He Voted Against Free School Meals

After being exposed as voting against the Free Meals For School Children In Need during the holidays, our local MP Chris Loder was compelled to address the issue this evening and issued a letter of response on his website.

“Many constituents have taken the trouble to write to me on the question of free school meals and I have responded to them by letter today.” – Chris Loder, MP

Read his full letter HERE.






Feed The Children

The Stableyard Restaurant is the latest to join a list of local suppliers who are offering free meals to children for Half Term week following MP’s voting down free school meals for hungry children this winter.

The full list of the 322 MPs who voted such can be found HERE. It includes our MP for West Dorset, Chris Loder.

AristotleThe Stableyard Restaurant:

are offering a free meal to children who are entitled to free school meals in the Broadwindsor, Drimpton and surrounding areas, from 28th October – 31st October.

Pre-order the night before for collection between 12pm-3pm the following day. 01308 868362
Choose from any of the following takeaway meals;
* Soup & bread
* Macaroni cheese
* Sausage and chips
* Chicken bites and chips
* Jacket potato, plain or topping of cheese & beans
* Ham, cheese or jam sandwich with crisps
All they ask is that your child attends Broadwindsor or surrounding village schools, maximum 1 meal per child per day. They are funding this themselves and it is provided on a trust basis.
Click HERE to visit their website.

L&F Catering:

From Tuesday 27th until Friday 30th October KIDS EAT FREE at Nat and Jens vans!
Pick one meal per child from our KIDS MENU
Cod, fish cake, chicken nuggets or sausage all come with chips 😋
Children must be aged between 4 & 16 and attend a local school.
As always children attending the vans need to be accompanied by an adult.
We hope lots of you will make the most of us this half term 💜

Villages visits and times:

MONDAY – Burton Bradstock 5 – 6pm Puncknole 6.15 – 7pm
TUESDAY- Drimpton 5-6pm ~ Broadwindsor 6:45-8pm
WEDNESDAY-Martinstown 5-6:30pm ~ Portesham 6:45-8pm ~ Charminster 5-6.45pm,
THURSDAY- Bradpole(post office) 5-6pm ~ Cerne Abbas 5-6.45pm
FRIDAY- Charlton Down 5-7pm


The Half Moon at Melplash:

On a no question asked basis, a free meal to children from the local area.
With only a few clicks on their website, you can choose a meal from our Childrens menu or Brunch menu which will be available to collect between 12pm & 1pm (you must select these times to qualify)
All we ask, to qualify, is the children attend a school in our local community (both Beaminster & Bridport).
This is an act of kindness in a time when worry about the future is high & is entirely non-profit. Let’s work together to end child poverty. Click HERE to visit their website.
Use promo code #helpinghand this will allow you to checkout with 100% off child and brunch menu items only.
Please think of this as a helping hand from our family to yours to.


Beaminster Food Bank:

6, Prout Bridge, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3AY
Contact: 01308 861030 (Children’s Centre)
Opening Hours: Mondays 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm and Fridays 10am – 12pm

Bridport Food Bank:

Contact: 01308 301457
Food is distributed from 11.30am till 1pm on Walk-in-Wednesdays inside St Mary’s in South Street.

Broadwindsor resident, Paul Davies is raising funds for Bridport Food Bank – Donate HERE.



Dorset Citizen’s Advice have arrangements in place to help provide food. Their helpline is 01305 221000 and is open from 8:30am on today (Monday) or email: communityresponse@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk .

AristotleOther Businesses in Beaminster & Bridport have generous offers – please contact them to find out more.

  • Aroma Cafe, East Street
  • Bella’s, South Street
  • Brassica Restaurant, Beaminster
  • Bridge House Hotel, East Street
  • Burgers At The Bay, West Bay
  • Cilla & Camilla -Pack up boxes
  • Kernow Pantry, West Street
  • Long’s Fish and Chips, West Street
  • Moore Than Tea Cafe/Deli
  • Morrisons Community Champion
  • Refresh, South Street
  • Snack Shack, West Bay
  • The Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock
  • The White Lion, West Allington
  • Windy Corner Cafe, West Bay


Village Resident Launches Fund For Food Bank

Village resident Paul Davies witnessed something humbling this morning (Saturday 24th October). “In the checkout queue at Morrison’s behind a gent whose trolley was overloaded with packets of rice, bottles of Dolmio and cans of rice pudding. Nothing else. It went through at over £100. He paid with good cheer, wheeled through trolley to where they collect for the food bank and left the whole lot then walked out without any fuss. No “virtue signalling” You Sir, are a star. I hope you are a member of this site and see this- you clearly don’t want fuss but you should know how much that action means. MPs take note, be humbled and ashamed.”

Donate HERE!

“Inspired by the generosity of an anonymous gentleman in Morrisons, Bridport this morning and encouraged by the hundreds of positive responses on social media, I would like to see how much we as a community can raise to emulate the fabulous generosity of the unknown hero by raising as much as possible for the Cupboard Love Bridport food bank.
Please help if you can!!”

Donate HERE!

At the time of publishing – £135 of the £500 target has been raised 🙂




Local Employment: Boiler Engineer & Plumber/Heating Engineer With Guy Crabb

Guy Crabb Plumbing & Heating Ltd need recruits to join their team in Bridport.

They have vacancies within their friendly, professional team for a Boiler Service Engineer and a Plumber/Heating Engineer.
Both posts are Full time.
Please contact them on 01308 420464 or email them on office@guycrabb.co.uk if you are interested.

Guy Crabb Plumbing & Heating Ltd


CB3 Saturday Bus Returns On 17th October

Beaminster Town Council have announced the return of the CB3 Bus service:


It has been a l-o-n-g time since the Beaminster CB3 volunteers have seen friends, supporters and passengers! but we are pleased to announce that your favourite bus will be back on the roads again from SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER.

The bus will be running to the same timetable as before but working to Covid safe guidance which means that, unfortunately, passenger numbers on board at any one time will be limited.  We are asking ALL passengers to RING the bus before they travel on 07716 643087.  Every effort will be made to seat couples and families together and please tell us if you intend to come back on the bus so that a return seat can be booked – we would hate to leave anyone behind.

The phone number will be available for bookings all week and will be on the bus on Saturdays.

All Covid precautions have been put in place – ALL passengers are required to use the hand gel on boarding the bus and (unless you have a dispensation) wear a face mask.

Please pass this good news on to your friends and neighbours and the volunteers look forward to seeing you back on the bus on Saturdays.”

Here’s the timetable:

CB3 Bus Timetable Oct 2020

CB3 Bus Timetable

Please remember ALL passengers are asked to RING the bus before they travel on 07716 643087. 

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Mobile Covid-19 Testing Unit At West Bay Tomorrow

The mobile Covid-19 testing unit will be at West Bay, Bridport on the following dates: 
  • Wednesday 30th Sep
  • Thursday 1st Oct
  • Mon 5th Oct
  • Wed 7th Oct
It will also be at Dorchester on:
  • Sat 3rd Oct
  • Sun 4th Oct
  • Thurs 8th Oct
To book a test please visit: HERE
If you are having issues with booking a slot the advice is to keep trying as appointments as slots are opened through the day.

You can only get a free NHS test if at least one of the following applies:

  • you have a high temperature
  • you have a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed
  • you’ve been told to have a test before you go into hospital and you live in England
  • you’ve been asked to by a local authority
  • you’re taking part in a government pilot project

You can also get a test for someone you live with if they have symptoms.


Local Employment: 2 positions at Guy Crabb Plumbing & Heating Ltd

They are expanding their team at Guy Crabb Plumbing & Heating Ltd and currently have vacancies for a part time Administrator and a full time Bathroom Fitter.

1. Part-time Accounts Administrator: must be experienced in accounting, have good communication skills and able to work as part of a team. Knowledge of Xero would be preferable, but not essential. Approx 18 hours a week.
In return they offer good working conditions, competitive rates of pay and negotiable hours for the suitable candidate.

2. Full-time Bathroom Fitter: must be experienced and capable of undertaking all aspects of bathroom fitting, working to a high standard and able to work both independently and as part of a professional, friendly team.

Please forward your C.V. or to make further enquiries contact details are –

Telephone: 01308 420464
Email: office@guycrabb.co.uk
or by post:
Guy Crabb Plumbing & Heating Ltd
1A Gore Cross Business Park,
Corbin Way,

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