Community Bus Trial launches on 22 August

Service 7 (Bridport Local) is set to commence on 22 August, and will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays for a six-month trial period across Bridport, West Bay, Bothenhampton, Lower Walditch, Bradpole and Allington.

First Wessex will run the service under contract to Bridport Town Council, with a £2 single/£3 return fare.

Concessionary passes can be used, and while buses will stop at all First Wessex stops, they can also be hailed along the route.

The initiative has been championed by a working group of Bridport Town  Council, Bradpole and other parish councils, the Bridport Local Area Partnership and the Western Area Transport Action Group.

 

Bridport Town Clerk says “The trial period will show whether or not the service can be sustained in the long run, and concessionary pass users will be encouraged to help meet the cost. “It’s very much a – use it or lose it service,”

ROUTE & TIMETABLE Aug 2018

 

 

BPC Aug 2018

Protecting Bradpole’s Green Spaces ~ Pageant’s Field

We continue to follow the community requests in our Parish Plan to seek ways of protecting Bradpole’s Green Spaces.

In early 2017 we were able to obtain protection for Gore Cross Green through Fields in Trust.

Our focus is now on Pageants Field. We have agreed with Fields in Trust that this space may also be protected in perpetuity for the community.

July 31 We await HM Land Registry to complete the process.

June 30  With  the Deed now in place the agreement is in the course of being registered at HM Land Registry to complete the process.

March 26 ON TARGET A Deed of Dedication is executed between Bradpole Parish Council and Fields in Trust.

See Bradpole’s Green Spaces

In the meantime Bradpole Parish Council has become a “Friend” of Fields in Trust helping them to protect our open spaces.

Individuals and families may also become “Friends” see: http://www.fieldsintrust.org/Membership.aspx

Bradpole Parish Council working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community

 

 

BPC July 2018

Interested in forming a Community Group in Bradpole Civil Parish?

 

Community groups form the backbone of our local society and there are many possible sources of funding available to these groups.

Community Groups can be involved in all sorts of ways within the civil parish such as helping to manage and enhance our important green spaces, running local groups for local residents, forming a Community Speed Watch group in liaison with our local Police and many more.

Bradpole Parish Council is keen to encourage and advise on the formation of such groups within the Community.

If you want to know more about creating such a Group contact the Parish Council who can give you support and guidance.

Information on some of our existing Community Groups may be found on our Community Groups page.

BPC July 2018