Coronavirus (COVID-19)

BRIDPORT COMMUNITY SUPPORT 

Volunteers have joined with local councillors and council officers to create this new support group for Bridport and many surrounding parishes.

A single phone number – 01308 808900 – provides access to advice and practical help provided by a host of local organisations from across the Bridport area, supported by around 150 volunteers.

Please note the call for volunteers on this poster…thanks.

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Please see “trusted” links at the foot of this post.

Bradpole Parish Council meetings will be affected by Govt. guidelines but we shall try to ensure that the important work of the council continues, where possible, without serious disruption. Councillors have adopted a Scheme of Delegation 23 March 2020 to enable council decisions to be made in the absence of parish council meetings. 23rd March Extraordinary Meeting Minutes

Please note that the weekly Thursday morning surgery has been suspended until further notice. 

PLEASE RESPECT THE UK GOVT. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WHILST USING THE PARISH COUNCIL OWNED GREEN SPACES AND INDEED IN ALL OTHER AREAS.

WHAT IS SOCIAL DISTANCING? Govt Advice March 2020

Much of the maintenance of public areas around the parish is dependent upon bought in services from Bridport Town Council and Dorset Council. The latter issued this statement dated 20 March 2020:

“Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) our services are changing. This is so that we can redeploy employees to help front line staff, protect those in at-risk groups and keep essential services running. 

This is an unprecedented, continually changing situation and we are all working to keep Dorset residents safe. 

All services will be regularly reviewed to take into account the latest position and advice on COVID-19 from Public Health England.” 

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Download these for yourselves, friends, and neighbours.

Also available in pdf: Door Posters

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Emergency contact for Bradpole Parish Council:-

By Email: bradpole@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

If you exceptionally need to contact your local Parish Councillor go to our Parish Councillors page.

In all cases please respect our councillors’ and clerk’s personal  circumstances.

Use our reporting links if there are any issues within the civil parish, or beyond, that you wish to report to the appropriate authorities but please bear in mind services will be prioritised.

A comprehensive list of local services is available at: https://www.bridport-tc.gov.uk/coronavirus/

See our Facebook Page for regular community updates @BradpoleCouncil

Please look out for friends and neighbours who may need help, particularly if they are unable to access the internet, and please support our NHS and other key workers who are invaluable.

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UK Govt CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information

UK Govt Response

DORSET COUNCIL Coordinated Community Response

NHS online service

Public Health England

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Bradpole Civil Parish

Welcome, this is the Bradpole Parish Council Community Website.

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Springtime 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.

BRADPOLE BUZZWORD

We realise that not all of our residents are able to access either this website or our social media platforms. We therefore produce a quarterly news sheet which is posted on the many notice boards around the parish.

If you have a friend or neighbour who you think would appreciate reading the current issue please download a copy. COVID-19 WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO PUBLISH A SPRING BUZZWORD DURING APRIL 2020.

If you have difficulty accessing some of the forms on this website please ask the Parish Clerk for a hard copy:- WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

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OYEZ! – OYEZ! READ ALL ABOUT IT

LATEST BRADPOLE CIVIL PARISH NEWS

– CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Pageant’s Play Area placed out of bounds following 23rd March “Lockdown” Message from P.M.alt="Pageants Play Area Closed Notice"

– Bradpole councillors have adopted a Scheme of Delegation enabling the council to make decisions in the absence of Council meetings during the COVID-19 crisis.
– Bradpole Village Hall is mothballed for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Volunteers are sought to manage the Hall when it is able to be re-opened.
Postponed Until Further Notice: the Thurs Morning Parish Surgery
– The Community Picnic planned for the 31st May has been postponed, situation to be reviewed later in the year.
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& on Twitter: @BradpoleCouncil
Bradpole Parish Council working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community

Latest Planning Applications within Bradpole Civil Parish (Incl. Pymore East)

Latest Planning Applications within Bradpole Civil Parish (Incl. Pymore East)

On Line comments may be made on current consultations by registering at:

https://planning.dorset.gov.uk/online-applications/search

If you are unable to use the online facility you can send comments by Email to: planningteamd@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

For more information: Contact Bradpole Parish Council

CLICK on the Reference number to go direct to the application

CURRENT CONSULTATIONS:

WD/D/20/000396  UNIT 2A, GORE CROSS BUSINESS PARK, CORBIN WAY, BRADPOLE, DT6 3UX CONSULTATION CLOSES 19th APRIL

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CLOSED CONSULTATIONS AWAITING DECISION:

WD/D/20/000386 1 BISHOPS FARM COTTAGES, HIGHER STREET, BRADPOLE, DT6 3HZ

WD/D/20/000251  9 CLAREMONT GARDENS, BRADPOLE, DT6 3AX

WD/D/20/000071  14 BLIND LANE CLOSE, BRADPOLE, DT6 3FEE

WD/D/19/003175   22 CLAREMONT ROAD, BRADPOLE, DT6 3AY

WD/D/19/002997   COACH HOUSE, FORSTERS, FORSTERS LANE, BRADPOLE, DT6 3HY

WD/D/19/002577   PYMORE INN, PYMORE ROAD, PYMORE, BRIDPORT DT6 5PN (Erect ancillary building)

WD/D/19/002289   PYMORE INN, PYMORE ROAD, PYMORE, BRIDPORT, DT6 5PN  (re internal & external alterations)

WD/D/19/002288  PYMORE INN, PYMORE ROAD, PYMORE, BRIDPORT, DT6 5PN  (re single storey rear extensions)

WD/D/19/002134   PYMORE INN, PYMORE ROAD, PYMORE, BRIDPORT. DT6 5PN (re car park)

WD/D/19/001973   22 BLIND LANE CLOSE, BRADPOLE, BRIDPORT. DT6 3FE

  WD/D/19/001448 CARLOWAY, LEE LANE, BRADPOLE, DT6 4AJ

WD/D/19/000797 ST ANDREWS HOUSE, ST ANDREWS TRADING ESTATE, SHOE LANE, BRIDPORT, DT6 3EX

Adjoining Parishes:

WD/D/20/000197  CO OPERATIVE RETAIL SERVICES LTD, SEA ROAD NORTH, BRIDPORT, DT6 4RR

WD/D/19/001850  LAND OPPOSITE LEE LANE AND SOUTH OF, EAST ROAD, BRIDPORT (Walditch)

WD/D/19/001202 LAND NORTH OF ORCHARD CRESCENT AND EAST OF DOTTERY ROAD B3162,  BRIDPORT (Allington) See: BPC Consultee Response Planning Application WDD19001202

NOTE: Media reports 28/11/19 that  WD/D/19/001202 withdrawn

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Bradpole Village Hall CRISIS

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The community room at Bradpole Village Hall

Bradpole Village Hall (The Forster Memorial Institute) has been at the centre of Village activities since it was built, with the help of public subscription, and opened in 1890.

It is held in trust for the benefit of residents of the area

The current team of trustees has diminished in numbers and are no longer able to continue to manage the Hall.

The Charity Commission has advised that if sufficient managing trustees cannot be found then Hall closure must be considered.

This is not so much a matter of money but of volunteers who are prepared to support the Hall.

Following Facebook posts and a report in the Bridport News a good number of people have indicated that they would be prepared to help*.

Whilst Bradpole Parish Council does not own the Hall it does recognise its significance to the village community and is actively engaged with stakeholders and Trust advisers to bring all the details together. 

COVID-19: The Village Hall has been closed and “mothballed” for the duration of the current crisis. 

*Those people that have already expressed an interest in helping to manage the Hall when it is able to re-open are being contacted directly. If anyone else wishes to add their name please write to:

E. bradpole@dorset-aptc.gov.uk 

or Tel 01380 422140

A big thanks to all who have been in contact.

Despite the current difficulties your support will contribute to ensuring the continuance of the Hall as a community venue.

Save Bradpole Village Hall Poster


BPC Mar 2020

 

 

Japanese Knotweed ~ Spring 2020 Review

We have reported on this website in previous years the steps that have been taken since 2014* to eradicate the outbreak of Japanese Knotweed at Townsend Way, Bradpole.

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June 2014 eradication begins

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May 2018

A report on the control of Japanese Knotweed has been published by Swansea University in which they say that most information for people affected by the plant is largely based on anecdote.  Knotweed can be controlled using glyphosate at the right time of year, though this can usually take three to five years.

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/press-office/latest-research/swanseauniversity

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Fenced off area at Townsend Way Oct 2018

*The 2014 Eradication Programme report can be found on our Council owned Green Spaces page  scroll down to the Townsend Way section.

In 2018, three years into the programme, our advisor indicated that whilst much progress had been made the eradication programme should continue.

Spring 2020 – the eradication programme will continue through the 2020 growing season and will be reviewed in the Autumn of 2020.

In view of the long term nature of this eradication programme the affected area has been fenced off.

BRADPOLE PARISH COUNCIL WORKING FOR THE BRADPOLE CIVIL PARISH COMMUNITY

BPC March 2020