Land behind Badger’s Row, Bradpole Old Village. October 2018 Update.

Within the centre of Bradpole old village and situated behind the recently constructed Badgers Row cottages is an area of land which has been largely unattended since the cottages were constructed a few years ago.
The site behind Badgers Row. The land is currently owned by West Dorset District Council (WDDC).

The planning arrangements were that the developer of Badgers Row cottages would manage and landscape the site. A sum of money had been deposited with WDDC as surety. This money is ring fenced for uses directly relating to this land.

Bradpole Parish Council had raised concerns over the lack of progress on several occasions but matters between the developer and WDDC came to a deadlock and the site was deteriorating.

Following a July meeting between Parish Councillors and WDDC the DEADLOCK has been BROKEN and responsibility for managing the site has reverted to the owners WDDC and in due course DORSET COUNCIL as the unification of councils proceeds.



15th October 2018: A meeting has been held between parish councillors, WDDC and the ecology consultants. The views residents had been sought and where there was a commonality of views these were discussed. These largely surrounded issues of site & property security, density and number of trees, low cost maintenance. A revised plan will now be produced taking into account these views and will probably result in a focus on native shrubs rather than trees. There are many other points to consider and in the meantime Bradpole councillors asked for some site maintenance to be undertaken in the short term as this had been lacking for a number of years. More information should become available at both the November & December Parish council meetings.


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BPC Oct 2018

Community Bus Trial ~ “Use It or Lose It”

Service 7 (Bridport Local) commenced 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 but contributions towards the running cost may be made.

Whilst 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.

The inaugural no. 7 arrives at Jessopp Avenue


Bridport Town Clerk,. Will Austin, 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,”




– Latest news on Badgers Row land in Bradpole Village
– September Parish Council minutes, including attachments relating to Watton Hill, published HERE
– Find out how the new Dorset Council process is going HERE
– Pageants Field & Play Area protected in perpetuity.
– Japanese Knotweed: Autumn review completed.
– Bridport Community Bus Trial launched 22 Aug, Timetable & Route HERE
Bridport Town Council issues Press Statement on Boundaries speculation

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