Vegetation Review at The Gore – Jan 2018

Parish Councillors have held a site meeting with “Forest & Tree Care Ltd” to discuss the ongoing hedge maintenance plan at “The Gore” in Bradpole.

Unfortunately some people have taken it upon themselves to cut back trees and bushes which our consultant has told us is not a lot of help and may lead to additional costs for the Parish.

Forest & Tree Care Ltd have reported: “It was noted that some residents have cut the tops out of the hedges. As a result of their actions, there will be a delay in the agreed long-term plan to layer the hedge and allow it to thicken up to make a better hedge.
We will have to wait another 2 years to allow the plushers to grow to a length and thickness to enable us to continue layering them so these hedges can then be trimmed yearly as planned, to stop them getting too big.”



It is anticipated that remedial work will commence before the start of the growing season, in the meantime please refrain from damaging the shrubbery.

Pruning etc. must be left to the professionals.

We would prefer to keep The Gore as a green wildlife corridor at a time when there is pressure to develop land for other purposes. Please help us with this ambition.



Councillors were disappointed to see the disgusting amount of dog litter left by inconsiderate owners. It is not the dogs’ fault it is the owners’.

As usual the irresponsible minority are spoiling our environment for both residents and visitors PLEASE STOP IT.

One of the many examples of dog mess found in The Gore

Hefty fines are applicable please send reports to:


Bradpole Parish Council working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community
BPC Jan 2018


Protecting Bradpole’s Green Spaces

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 attention is now focussed on Pageants Field. We have again spoken to Fields in Trust who have agreed in principle that this space may be protected in perpetuity for the community.

Bradpole Parish Council have agreed to progress this and will be dealing with the application and Land Registration over the coming months.

Feb 2018 LATEST. We have received the draft Deed of Dedication from Fields in Trust and are on target to have this process completed during Spring 2018.



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:

Bradpole Parish Council working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community



BPC February 2018