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Fisherman's Arms New Choice For Bridport's Community Hub

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Published at 7:47am 9th January 2015. (Updated at 10:11am 9th January 2015)

Plans for a new Community 'hub' for adult social services in Bridport are moving forward after Dorset County Council found a new site for the project.

They're now looking at using the 'Fisherman's Arms Day Centre' after several problems were identified to do with traffic flow and listed buildings with what was originally their preferred site, behind the library in South Street.

The council has pledged to invest £4.7M to support the delivery of social care services in the town, including day services, care for older people and support for people to stay healthy and independent in the community for as long as possible.  

Cllr Jill Haynes, the council's Cabinet member for adult social care, told Wessex FM:  "We have listened to local residents and people who use our services, who asked for a site that was central to town."
"The area of 'Fisherman's Arms' certainly fulfils a lot of the criteria, and we look forward to working with the local community on these exciting developments."
"We will be liaising closely with CAB on the next stage of the development and hope they will be moving into the new hub once it's built."

But Bridport Councillor Ros Kayes says the county council should have seen the problems with the original sight earlier.

She told Wessex FM: "They were only informed the rear part of the Wessex Water building was Grade II listed just before Christmas. Why was the district council, which is responsible for the listings, not communicating with the county council?"

"I do think some heads need to banged together over this."

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