Service 7 (Bridport Local) is set to commence on 22 August, and will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays for a six-month trial period across Bridport, West Bay, Bothenhampton, Lower Walditch, Bradpole and Allington.
First Wessex will run the service under contract to Bridport Town Council, with a £2 single/£3 return fare.
Concessionary passes can be used, and while buses will stop at all First Wessex stops, they can also be hailed along the route.
The initiative has been championed by a working group of Bridport Town Council, Bradpole and other parish councils, the Bridport Local Area Partnership and the Western Area Transport Action Group.
Bridport Town Clerk says “The trial period will show whether or not the service can be sustained in the long run, and concessionary pass users will be encouraged to help meet the cost. “It’s very much a – use it or lose it service,”
BPC Aug 2018
We continue to follow the community requests in our Parish Plan to seek ways of protecting Bradpole’s Green Spaces.
In early 2017 we were able to obtain protection for Gore Cross Green through Fields in Trust.
Our focus is now on Pageants Field. We have agreed with Fields in Trust that this space may also be protected in perpetuity for the community.
July 31 We await HM Land Registry to complete the process.
June 30 With the Deed now in place the agreement is in the course of being registered at HM Land Registry to complete the process.
March 26 ON TARGET A Deed of Dedication is executed between Bradpole Parish Council and Fields in Trust.
See Bradpole’s Green Spaces
In the meantime Bradpole Parish Council has become a “Friend” of Fields in Trust helping them to protect our open spaces.
Individuals and families may also become “Friends” see: http://www.fieldsintrust.org/Membership.aspx
Bradpole Parish Council working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community
BPC July 2018