The sun is shining over West Dorset Leisure Holidays
19th June I attended the Annual Seminar organised by the Jurassic Coast Trust about ‘Communicating Earth Sciences’. The speakers were translating complex science of the Jurassic Coast into simple and understandable concepts. The main speaker was Iain Stewart and he is a great supporter of the Jurassic Coast Trust, he is currently presenting TV programmes relating to geology and was recently on the programme ‘Horizon’. It was a very informative session and I intend to use the information to educate staff and customers about the World Heritage Site that our holiday park is located along. For more information please take a look at the website ‘Jurassic Coast Trust’.
9th July I attended the ‘United for the future of local businesses’ organised by the Chamber of Trade at Bridport Town Hall. It was a very useful evening and the Town Hall was packed with people from local businesses all wanting to make a difference. The Hall was divided into sections with each area having a group of people from independent businesses. Each group was then given a different discussion point such as road closures, the importance of market stalls, independent shops, marketing, economic growth, public toilets and the role of local authorities in local affairs, then all had to discuss the current situation with pros and cons. One important theme that was discussed was how businesses and organisations are currently working together and what they could do to unite and benefit Bridport and the surrounding area.
I raised my usual question about the creation of a destination management organisation for Dorset, which could then provide a marketing lead for the town and county. I am sure that one day the local authorities will wake up and realize the benefits of organisation for Dorset.
Sunday 14th July we had the Jurassic Coast Fun Run pass through Highlands End Holiday Park; it was a very well supported event that started at Bridport Leisure Centre with the option of a 5 / 10k run. The route went through Eype, along the Jurassic Coast up and down the cliffs to Thorncombe Beacon and West Bay. It was a very hot day and I think people did struggle slightly in the heat and enjoyed the benefits of the water point at Highlands End. Dan from our accounts department took part and he did the 5k run in excellent time.
It has recently been brought to my attention a wonderful video on YouTube that is a brilliant insight into the beauty of Dorset at night, if you would like to have a watch click this link.
Finally we have added a competition to the Best of British Facebook page, we’re giving away a short break in one of our new camping pods at Highlands End and the winner will be announced on the 22nd July.