Bradpole Civil Parish

Welcome, this is the Bradpole Parish Council Community Website.

A Summer’s morning  illuminates Watton Hill, 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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– Dorset Council Partnership unable to support planning application for property development on Watton Hill:  Consultee response 
Watton Hill, Bradpole
– Following requests from residents the Parish Council have agreed in principle to host a second Community Picnic in 2018.  If you can help with this please let us know. Watch this space for news and see: 2017 Picnic 
– Japanese Knotweed Eradication, steady and successful progress
– The Summer 2017 Neighbourhood Plan Interim Public Consultation has been delivered to local households. Tell us  if the proposals reflect what YOU want to see in YOUR Neighbourhood. Please complete & return by 1st Sept.
– The Neighbourhood Plan August newsletter is now available on this link: NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER

 Bradpole Parish Council working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community

Sandwiches, Sunshine & Songs at Gore Cross Green

Scores of Bradpole residents turned out on a glorious summer afternoon to join in a community picnic to celebrate the protection of this important community asset.
Bradpole residents meet up for a community picnic

Gore Cross Green has been protected in perpetuity as a recreational green space by the Parish Council entering into a Deed of Dedication with Fields in Trust.


Dozens of photos of the event have been received and a selection is available in our PHOTO GALLERY

Thanks to all helpers, musicians and everyone who contributed to make this a successful event.

And What About 2018?

Bradpole councillors have agreed in principle to host a second Community Picnic in 2018. You have provided many ideas on what activities you would like to see. This is a Community event and we ask volunteers to come forward to help make this an even better event than in 2017. Please get in touch if you would like to register your interest. Contact



BPC Aug 2017

Parish Council Weekly Surgery

Surgery logo

There will be no weekly surgery on Thursday 17th August 2017

If you need to contact a Bradpole Parish Councillor please refer to our

Bradpole Parish Councillors page

The weekly  surgery is normally held on Thursday mornings between 10.00hrs & Midday at the Parish Office in The Village Hall, Higher Street Bradpole.

If you wish to attend a morning surgery to discuss any issues please telephone the Clerk on the Thursday morning of your visit from 09.45hrs onwards:     tel: 01308 421379

Bradpole Parish Council working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community
BPC August 2017

Bradpole & The Monarch’s Way Long Distance Footpath

Monarch’s Way at Jessopp Ave. looking toward Watton Hill

This national long distance footpath of some 615 miles passes through Bradpole Civil Parish and is trodden by many visitors to our Parish each year.

A visiting walking group pauses at the Lee Lane Memorial

The Way is based on the lengthy route taken by King Charles II during his escape after defeat by Cromwell in the final battle of the Civil Wars at Worcester in 1651, when for six weeks the 21-year-old was hotly pursued by Parliamentary troops.

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