Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios 2015

on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 06:57. Posted in What's on?

Explore our vibrant art scene. Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios runs from the 22nd to the 31st August 215. Where you can view and buy art in the artist's studios. Download the free guide here



Pride and Prejudice

on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 14:13. Posted in What's on?

Pride and Prejudice an open-air production, adapted from Jane Austen's novel by Laura Turner.

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen's most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye?

Join family and friends for what promises to be the most splendid evening of the summer as you picnic under a beautiful summer sky and lose yourself in this unforgettable love story. After all, it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.


Mad Hatters Festival

on Thursday, 06 August 2015 13:26. Posted in What's on?


Neighbourhood Plan

on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 14:20. Posted in What's on?

A Neighbourhood Plan
for Allington, Bothenhampton and
Walditch, Bradpole, Bridport and Symondsbury


The local councils for this area are working together to enable their communities to develop a neighbourhood plan, which will give local people a say in how their area should develop.

The councils have appointed a community Steering Group, which is leading on the development of the plan.

The Steering Group wants to hear from you !

Complete a questionnaire online at or pick one up one at: Bridport Tourist Information Centre, the Mountfield Council Offices or Bridport Library.

The Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Roadshow has already been out and about at events this summer and will be at the following still to come:

Bridport Charter Fair 4 July
Bothenhampton Village Hall 18 July (now at Church Fete from 2 to 4.30pm)
Melplash Show 27 August
Symondsbury Fete 30 August
and many more !! 

More information
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Issued by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering GroupJune 2015


Bridport Town Guide 2014 - 2016

on Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:57. Posted in News

The 2014 official guide and map for Bridport and West Bay is available to view here.

This Guide has been produced with both residents and visitors in mind. It has been created and published by Kayenne Marketing with the authority of Bridport Town Council. It is compiled from information supplied by the businesses and organisations listed.

Voucher attached for Bridport Town Council area households to claim a free copy. 

If you have comments about the guide, please let Bridport Town Council know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Bridport Videos

on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 19:55. Posted in News

Three short films about Bridport, commissioned by Spirit of Bridport and created by Watershed PR. These videos are 'Landscape & Seascape', 'Art & Culture' and 'Food & Drink'.


Bridport and West Bay

on Friday, 07 January 2011 14:42. Posted in General

West BayBridport is a Gateway Town for the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast. It is  also a Beacon Town promoting the high quality and variety of local food. Street Markets are held every Wednesday and Saturday in this historic market town.

Bridport has a wide, vibrant and eclectic cultural mix of exhibitions and events, with national and international links.
View event calendar.

Bridport Town Council, working with community groups, local businesses and organisations, has assembled the information on this website, which we trust will provide a useful reference for both residents and visitors alike.

More about Bridport and West Bay...


Bridport Market

on Friday, 07 January 2011 16:29. Posted in Uncategorised

Weekly Wednesday and Saturday Markets take place in Bridport's three main streets throughout the year, from 8am until mid afternoon.

Bridport's large street market has a good selection of stalls selling foodstuffs, clothing and hardware, flowers and plants, pictures and paintings, books and IT goods ...and much more. Many of the traders are long established and use the distinctive Bridport Market bags when selling their goods.

The Saturday market is particularly popular with traders, a special attraction is the large number of antique and Bric-a-Brac stalls located in lower South Street. Anyone wishing to trade in the Street market  should contact Bridport Town Council for an information application pack which is also available here

The Farmers' Market is held on the second Saturday of the month in the Arts Centre. More information at Dorset Farmers' Market .