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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.
Badger Setts have been long established at Pageants Field in Bradpole. Local residents have worked together to arrange for some measures to be taken to protect their adjacent gardens.
The residents have arranged for the appropriate licences to be obtained to enable this work to be undertaken.
The work is expected to commence during the week commencing 8 October. .
Badger Setts are common across our Civil Parish and, of course, have legal protection.
Bradpole Council is pleased to support those residents affected, particularly when they are working together to overcome their local difficulties and are prepared to do it in a responsible & legally compliant way.
Within the centre of Bradpole old village and situated behind the recently constructed Badgers Row cottages is an area of land which has been largely unattended since the cottages were constructed a few years ago.
The planning arrangements were that the developer of Badgers Row cottages would manage and landscape the site. A sum of money had been deposited with WDDC as surety. This money is ring fenced for uses directly relating to this land.
Bradpole Parish Council had raised concerns over the lack of progress on several occasions but matters between the developer and WDDC came to a deadlock and the site was deteriorating.
Following a July meeting between Parish Councillors and WDDC the DEADLOCK has been BROKEN and responsibility for managing the site has reverted to the owners WDDC and in due course DORSET COUNCIL as the unification of councils proceeds.
15th October 2018: A meeting has been held between parish councillors, WDDC and the ecology consultants. The views residents had been sought and where there was a commonality of views these were discussed. These largely surrounded issues of site & property security, density and number of trees, low cost maintenance. A revised plan will now be produced taking into account these views and will probably result in a focus on native shrubs rather than trees. There are many other points to consider and in the meantime Bradpole councillors asked for some site maintenance to be undertaken in the short term as this had been lacking for a number of years. More information should become available at both the November & December Parish council meetings.
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.
A recent study 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.