RESIDENTS in West Dorset are paying some of the highest council tax bills in the country, according to a report. According to analysis of government figures by the TaxPayers’ Alliance, the band D council tax bill for West Dorset is the 10th highest in the country, standing at £1,822.10. A report states this is an increase of more than 74 per cent (£1,112.68) over the last decade. Council tax bills for 1997/98 for a band D property stood at £709.42.
BEACHGOERS will be offered the chance to go wakeboarding, waterskiing and ride banana boats in Lyme Regis this summer. West Dorset District Council has given permission for Lyme Bay Rib Charter to run a watersports business from the North Wall from Easter 2018. The town council was due to discuss whether to allow the company to put a gazebo on the western end of the sand beach as a sales point.
THE FOUNDERS of a successful business venture which expanded across the UK after beginning in Bridport have taken on a brand new project. Nikki and Richard Cooper, who founded the Stable chain of restaurants, have bought the Bay restaurant in Lyme Regis. And they are well on the way to reopening it as what’s anticipated to be the first in a new chain of beach café bars called SWiM.
Random press release of the day: Children in the SW have no interest in what their grandparents did for a living. Such a loss, some of my favourite memories are of listening to stories from when my grandparents were young
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Selecting a term
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