West Bay car boot sale update

West Bay’s car boot sales will continue at the car park at least until the end of October, according to the district council.

A recent survey received 457 responses. A report on the results will be made public over the next few days.

Cllr John Russell, West Dorset District Council’s portfolio holder for environmental protection and assets said: “We want to thank everyone who took the time to share their views. In partnership with the town council, we are committed to ensuring the prosperity and longevity of the car boot sale.”

In a report on the Dorset Councils’ website, the authority thanked those who took the time to share their views and apologised for a notice that went up outside the West Bay Road car park which ‘was issued incorrectly’.

“We apologise for the confusion and upset this has caused. The notice was meant to say that the car boot was closed for the weekend only as the works on the site were still in progress,” the council stated.

“We wish to make it known that we fully support the car boot and the recent survey was to understand how people feel about it and its current location.

“The results of the survey were analysed last week and will be discussed by members of both West Dorset District Council and Bridport Town Council very soon. Both councils are dedicated to reaching a satisfactory conclusion to ensure the car boot remains as a valued community asset.

“The town council have expressed their interest in taking over the running of the car boot sale.

“The car boot will remain closed this weekend whilst we agree how best to move forward, but we expect it to re-open for Sunday 15 July and to remain as a location for the car boot until the end of the season at the beginning of October. The result of the conversations will be announced in due course.”