Formation of the Trust (March 2009)

The Bridport Area Development Trust was Incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee on 31 March 2009.  It was established as an initiative of the Bridport Local Area Partnership (BLAP), the community partnership for the Bridport Area set up in 2004 by Bridport Town Council and local parish councils with a view to strengthening the voice of the area community.  Initial funding support of £1,000 towards set-up costs was received from the West Dorset Partnership.  The aim of establishing the Development Trust was to provide a mechanism to help deliver some of the community projects and aspirations identified by BLAP (through consultation with the local community) in its Action Plans, and as a potential vehicle for community acquisition of land and property assets such as the Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute.

Download BLAP Action Plan 2012 (pdf).