Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bradpole Parish Council meetings will be affected by current guidelines but we shall try to ensure that the important work of the council continues, where possible, without serious disruption.

See our Parish Council COVID-19 page for further information.

NOTE:  The weekly Thursday morning surgery has been suspended until further notice but with effect from 2nd July telephone consultations will be available on Thursdays between 10.00am & Noon. T. 01308 421379

PLEASE FOLLOW CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES WHILST USING THE PARISH COUNCIL OWNED GREEN SPACES AND ALL OTHER AREAS.

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As at mid June play areas remain closed. The access to outdoor play areas is important for both children and their parents. However whilst the UK Govt. has indicated that play areas MAY re-open in July safety for all remains the prime consideration whilst the virus remains in general circulation.

A risk assessment is currently being undertaken to establish if, and how, Pageants Play Area in Bradpole may re-open in early July. In the meantime equipment safety checks have be undertaken.

Gore Cross Recreation Area & Pageants Field Users information ~ COVID-19

UK GOVT ADVICE FROM SPORT ENGLAND June 2020

GUIDANCE FROM THE F.A. June 15

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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.

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 (see under)*, and please, please support our NHS and other key workers who are invaluable.

* For those unable to access the internet:

Coronavirus testing contact centre

If you are having trouble booking a test, you can call the NHS customer contact centre from 7am to 11pm.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland: call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines)

Self-isolating and need a door poster?: Door Posters

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BRIDPORT COMMUNITY SUPPORT 

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 170 volunteers.

Town Council Report on Community Support 29 April 2020

Comprehensive information is available at: https://www.bridport-tc.gov.uk/coronavirus/

Bradpole Parish Council has made a financial contribution to this initiative.

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DORSET COUNCIL have set up a DORSET CORONAVIRUS FUND to effectively support local and voluntary and community organisations :

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CONTACT: ian.wells@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk  T. 01305 224307
or: ellie@dorsetcf.org T. 01202 670815

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NHS online service

Public Health England

Public Health DORSET

DORSET COUNCIL Coordinated Community Response

Bradpole Civil Parish

Welcome, this is the Bradpole Parish Council Community Website.

Summer view across Bradpole countryside

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.

BUZZWORD Summer 2020

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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

  Summer 2020 BUZZWORD newsletter published.

A 2-hr circular walk around the landscape and heritage points of interest in Bradpole Civil Parish has been published.

Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Recruitment 2020 The Joint Councils Committee of the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan is seeking to appoint volunteers from around the plan area to assist with the delivery of the adopted Plan . Applications should be submitted by July 25th. 

– THE BRIDGE Magazine is not being delivered in the current situation but a slimmed down version for July is available from Bridport Team Ministry.

– Pageant’s Play Area was placed out of bounds following 23rd March “Lockdown”.  It is anticipated that there may be a limited re-opening in July, checks are being made. – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

– Bradpole Village Hall is “mothballed”. In the absence of active trustees the situation has been referred to the Charity Commission .

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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:

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CLOSED CONSULTATIONS AWAITING DECISION:

WD/D/20/001178  38 CLAREMONT ROAD, BRIDPORT, DT6 3AY

WD/D/20/000867 99 EAST ROAD, BRADPOLE, BRIDPORT, DT6 4AL

WD/D/20/000685  3 DREW CLOSE, BRADPOLE, BRIDPORT, DT6 3JG

WD/D/20/000905  NEW HOUSE FARM, MANGERTON LANE, BRADPOLE, DT6 3SF 

WD/D/20/000904 NEW HOUSE FARM, MANGERTON LANE, BRADPOLE, DT6 3SF  

WD/D/20/000868 99 EAST ROAD, BRADPOLE, BRIDPORT, DT6 4AL

WD/D/20/000396  UNIT 2A, GORE CROSS BUSINESS PARK, CORBIN WAY, BRADPOLE, DT6 3UX 

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/19/000797 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/19/001202 LAND NORTH OF ORCHARD CRESCENT AND EAST OF DOTTERY ROAD B3162,  BRIDPORT (Allington) See: BPC Consultee Response Planning Application WDD19001202

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

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Volunteer Group is Getting Bradpole Buzzing

A volunteer group has formed in Bradpole aiming to brighten up the village and make it more wildlife friendly.

Following gradual relaxation of the COVID-19 Lockdown measures the group are recommencing their meetings strictly in accordance with what is currently allowed.

They will be working across four outdoor sites around the village which provides plenty of space for social distancing.

Here are their meeting dates over the summer months:

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Find out more about this group by scrolling down on our

Community Groups page

BPC June 2020

Save Bradpole Village Hall

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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

1977 FORSTER INSTITUTE TRUST DEED

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

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

The Trust accounts for the year ending Aug 2019 have been placed on the Charity Commission website and show and income of £7.8k and expenditure of £5.1k for the year.

Whilst several people have indicated that they would be prepared to help there remains a need for a sufficient number of these to become Trustees of the Hall to enable a new Board of Trustees to be established..

MARCH 23rd COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: Following UK Govt advice relating to community venues the Village Hall was closed. 

JUNE 15th: In a rapidly changing scenario the UK Govt, seeking to exit Lockdown, has indicated that “Community Venues” may re-open in the coming weeks subject to COVID-19 Secure measures being in place.

ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural Britain) have published information on how this may be achieved where Trustees/management committees and volunteers are able to implement COVID-19 Secure measures. Unfortunately in the case of Bradpole Village Hall there is currently no active management committee in place to implement these safety measures and the Hall will remain closed until this has been  resolved.

Whilst Bradpole Parish Council does not own the Hall it does recognise its significance to the village community and has brought the matter to the attention of the Charity Commissioners* who will be endowed with powers in circumstances such as these.

A letter (Email). providing then current information, was sent in May to the several people** that had shown an interest in volunteering.

July 1st * Information received from the Charity Commissioners which is now being considered and will be forwarded to those who have shown an interest in becoming Trustees.

**If anyone else wishes to add their name please write to:

Email: bradpole@dorset-aptc.gov.uk 

or Tel 01380 422140

A BIG thanks to all who have been in contact.

Save Bradpole Village Hall poster

BPC June 2020