Outdoor Leisure & Recreation facilities at Seals Cove, “Happy Island”

Local residents have asked the Parish Council about the new fencing which has been erected in the Asker Valley locally known as “Happy Island”.

New fencing at Happy Island, Sept 2017

LATEST NEWS: The Landowners have now installed litter bins along the Trailway – PLEASE USE THEM

Bradpole Parish Councillors have held a site meeting with the landowners to hear the plans to use the land for outdoor recreational facilities for children and adults in connection with the Seals Cove leisure development being created on the adjacent industrial estate.

The landowners are in discussion with the Environment Agency regarding the precise positioning of the fencing.

In the meantime this explanatory notice has been placed on the fencing for the benefit of passers-by:

Info From Seals Cove

You can keep up to date on progress on Facebook: @SealsCove

In connection with this see also Planning application  WD/D/17/001984 relating to a much smaller section of the land. Councillors have raised no objection to this application.

In accordance with residents’ requests, both in the Bradpole Parish Plan & the 2016 Review, to protect our Green Spaces, the Parish Council has requested that part of the River Valley, known as “Happy Island”,  be designated as a Green Space in the Neighbourhood Plan.

The whole of “Happy Island” is in the private ownership of a number of landowners.

There was overwhelming support form Bradpole village residents for the Environment & Heritage proposals, which included the designation of “Happy Island”, outlined in the recent  2017 Neighbourhood Plan Consultation, the full results of which will be published shortly.

See more about the River Asker Flood Plain HERE

BPC Oct 2017


Finally ~ Dropped Kerb Installed

Work commences on the long-awaited “dropped kerb”.

For a number of years Bradpole Parish Council has received requests from residents to have a “Dropped Kerb” installed at Caley Way/Trinity Way.

And for a number of years the Parish Council has been told that this was “in hand”. Finally after much perseverance from our Parish, District & County Councillors this work is being undertaken by Dorset Highways.

Thanks to all who have made this happen and hopefully this is one item that will no longer appear on Parish Council Agendas.


Bradpole Parish Council Working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community

BPC Oct 2017

Bradpole Post Office Temporarily Closed~How Our Community Can Help

Bradpole Village Post Office in the heart of our community

Bradpole Parish Council understands that our Village Post Office & Stores has been temporarily closed as a result of family illness.

Messages on our Facebook page have expressed love and good wishes to the family and have stressed the importance of the village shop to our community.

Many in Bradpole and surrounding areas will be affected by this temporary closure.

With the nearest Post Office being in Bridport can we please ask for our community to look out for one another and to help those who are unable to get to Bridport PO with transport etc.

Many thanks.

P.S. Contact Henry Petty on  01308-455661 if you require some help. Thanks Henry.





BPC October 2017