Bradpole Parish Council Meetings

Bradpole Parish Council Meetings

A Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall, Higher Street, Bradpole, at 19.30hrs on Thursday 2nd April 2020.

Two public participation periods will be available during the meeting to enable members of the public to make representations or give evidence in respect of the business on the AGENDA

Speaking at a Bradpole Council meeting

The April Parish Council meeting will be preceded by the Annual Bradpole Parish Meeting at 19.15hrs. AGENDA

Bradpole Parish Council working for the whole Bradpole Civil Parish Community

BPC March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please see “trusted” links at the foot of this post.
The current pandemic is resulting in changes to all of our lifestyles.


Bradpole Parish Council meetings will be affected by Govt. guidelines but we shall try to ensure that the 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. 

23rd March UPDATE: Following the “STAY AT HOME” message from Downing Street the Play Area at Pageant’s Field in Bradpole will be out of bounds until further notice.

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


Emergency contact for Bradpole Parish Council:-

By Email:

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 Wider Bridport Area Community message from: WILL AUSTIN, Bridport Town Clerk, dated 16 March 2020

A comprehensive list of local services is available at:

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.


UK Govt CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information

UK Govt Response

DORSET COUNCIL Coordinated Community Response

NHS online service

Public Health England



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:


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.

Call for help poster

BPC Mar 2020