Bradpole Civil Parish

Welcome, this is the Bradpole Parish Council Community Website.

A winter scene in Bradpole

Bradpole Parish Council manages this website to enable readers to be kept up to date with developments and issues facing the Civil Parish of Bradpole, its Council, and its residents.

Do you know the difference between a Civil Parish and an Ecclesiastical Parish? Our Parish Council page will explain this in more detail.

Bradpole Parish Council represents the views of local people, negotiates and influences the decisions which directly affect the community and aims to improve the quality of life for everyone living and working in the area.

We maintain this community website as a relevant source of factual information by regular updating.

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– December Parish Council Minutes Published HERE
– “Ensuring town & parish councils retain responsibility for their own areas”. The latest Bradpole news on the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan HERE
– Application to build 3 houses at Metz Farm, Bradpole village, withdrawn. See link to amended application HERE.
– Parish Council applies for Fields in Trust protection of Pageants Field

 Bradpole Parish Council working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community

Vegetation Review at The Gore – Jan 2018

Parish Councillors have held a site meeting with a professional from “Forest & Tree Care Ltd” to discuss the ongoing hedge maintenance plan at “The Gore” in Bradpole.

Unfortunately some people have taken it upon themselves to cut back trees and bushes which our advisor has told us is not a lot of help and may lead to additional costs for the Parish.

“Forest & Tree Care Ltd” will produce a report for Parish Councillors together with a letter for local residents so that all may understand what maintenance is planned.


It is anticipated that work will commence before the start of the growing season, in the meantime please refrain from damaging the shrubbery.

Pruning etc. must be left to the professionals.

We would like to keep The Gore as a green corridor at a time when there is pressure to develop land for other purposes. Please help us in this ambition.



Councillors were disappointed to see the disgusting amount of dog litter left by inconsiderate owners. It is not the dogs’ fault it is the owners’.

As usual the irresponsible minority are spoiling our environment for both residents and visitors PLEASE STOP IT.

One of the many examples of dog mess found in The Gore

Hefty fines are applicable please send reports to:


Bradpole Parish Council working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community
BPC Jan 2018




that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 25 January 2018 (14 days* after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 3 April 2018.

Dated 5 January 2018

Matt Prosser
Returning Officer
South Walks House
South Walks Road

* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of the Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or a day appointed for thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

Printed and Published by the Returning Officer, West Dorset District Council,
South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester DT1 1UZ,