New fencing at “Happy Island” UPDATE

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 16 October; The Landowners have now installed litter bins along the Trailway – PLEASE USE THEM

The fencing has been erected on privately owned land within the flood plain. The landowner has advised us that: “I am tidying up the site and installing bins for the litter and dog mess and also fencing my boundaries. I hope to bring some animals, outdoor seating and play areas for children.”

We are grateful for both these comments and for this explanatory note which has  now been placed on the fencing:


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




–  Planning application submitted to build 3 houses + Barn conversion at Metz Farm within the Bradpole Village Conservation area, see details at;

Parish Council Minutes for September 2017 published
– New dog orders from West Dorset District Council covering the local area effective from 16 Oct 2017:  West Dorset Dog Related Public Spaces Protection Order 2017
– WDDC has published a summary of Issues & Options consultations relating to the Local Plan Review which includes responses from Bradpole Parish Council &  residents:
summary of the responses (pdf, 1Mb)(opens in a new window)Open this document with ReadSpeaker docReader
New fencing at Happy Island   UPDATED  OCT 16
– Following requests from residents the Parish Council have agreed in principle to host a second Community Picnic in 2018.  If you can help with this please let us know. Watch this space for news and see: 2017 Picnic 

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