At the lively AGM of the Chideock Society members took the opportunity to ask questions about how the Olympic sailing events in Portland will impact on the county and on the road network in particular including the A35. Duncan Flint described the arrangements already in place in some areas including a ‘real-time’ bus stop information service and the Dorset Voyager website giving up to date information for those travelling in the area. These items will continue after the games as part of the Olympics Legacy. He described many of the benefits which will come from the regeneration projects in Weymouth and dispelled many myths which have been circulated about Portland being cut off. He gave assurances about access with all the park and ride schemes already in place and several positive ways to make the most of thewhole event. As he said, this is only for two weeks and it will never happen again in this country in our lifetime or possibly our children’s lifetime so make the most of it. There is much speculation about the route of the Olympic torchbearers and nothing will be decided until November, so watch out for the news and start thinking of ways to celebrate and participate in this unique opportunity for Dorset. So Bring On The Games. www.teamdorsetchallenge.or or or
The Chideock History Board. A preview was given of the History Board and Village Trail which, you will be pleased to hear, is very nearly ready for
completion and will soon be placed near the bus stop in the Foss Orchard Village Car Park. The Trail is being ‘tested’ and will be available at the
Londis Village Shop.

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