It must come as a bit of a shock to the system to lose two vital centres of village life in such a short space of time. Still, by the sound of it, at least someone is actually doing a hand’s turn on the roadworks. In Bridport’s South Street nothing ever happens. How long does a hole in the road have to be there before it gets listed status? “Part of our heritage that hole is mate. Generations of Bridport people have had to leap over it or duck round it. You can’t fill that in. That would be sheer vandalism.”