Community Information Board

THIS PAGE IS A NOTICE BOARD OF GENERAL AND ONGOING INFORMATION

RELEVANT TO THE RESIDENTS OF BRADPOLE CIVIL PARISH

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Parish Weekly Surgery

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Bradpole Parish Council has a 10.00 a.m ~ 12.00 noon surgery on Thursday mornings (unless otherwise advised) in the Parish office at the Village Hall, Higher Street, Bradpole. Residents of Bradpole Civil Parish are welcome to come and discuss issues or express concerns relating to the Civil Parish. If you wish to attend the morning surgery please telephone the Clerk on the Thursday morning of your visit from 09.45 onwards:     tel: 01308 421379

Would you like to be part of a Group who will care for our Community Spaces in Bradpole?

The Gore a green walk in Bradpole
The Gore a green walk in Bradpole

A number of people have registered their interest in forming a Group to care for the Community Spaces within Bradpole Civil Parish.
The formation of a Community Group provides the opportunity to apply for external funding from the many sources available.
Bradpole Parish Council can facilitate the formation of this group which would operate as an independent body in liaison with the Council.
If you would like to learn more about this initiative please send an
e-mail with your contact details to:
bradpole.community@btinternet.com


Using our Community Spaces

FIT open spaces

Any persons or organised groups wishing to use community land owned by Bradpole Parish Council for formal community/sports events etc. should contact the Bradpole Parish Clerk at:

bradpole@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

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OTHER INFORMATION ON THIS NOTICE BOARD:

Bridport Hospital
Bridport Museum Local History Centre
Bridport Neighbourhood Police Team
Dorset Housing Register
Tax Help for Older People
Tree Work in a Conservation Area
Shoppers Permits
Dogs
Abandoned Vehicles
Unauthorised Road Signs
Fly Tipping

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Bridport Community Hospital

To find out what healthcare facilities are available and the opening times for Bridport Community Hospital visit their website at:

https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/our-services-hospitals/community-hospitals/bridport-community-hospital

The Minor Injuries direct line is 01308 426245

For health advice and reassurance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, contact:
the NHS 111 Service.

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Bridport Museum Local History Centre

There is much about Bradpole and the local area to be found at the Local History Centre in Gundry Lane, Bridport

What you can find at the Local History Centre

  • Family history records
  • General Register Office indices for births and marriages 1890-1945 on microfiche
  • Parish registers on microfilm and transcriptions
  • International Genealogical Index covering much of the world
  • Monumental Inscriptions for local churchyards
  • Bridport Cemetery records
  • National Burial Index
  • Access to historical censuses
  • Donated family histories and research

http://www.bridportmuseum.co.uk/local-history-centre/

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Bridport Neighbourhood Police Team

Bridport, Bradpole, Beaminster, Lyme Regis and surrounding areas are covered by the Neighbourhood Policing Team stationed at Bridport.

Bridport Police Station, Tannery Road, Bridport DT6 3TP

Front counter opening hours

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 0900-1700hrs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Closed If closed please call 101 or use the online form.

https://www.dorset.police.uk/neighbourhood-policing/bridport/bridport-town/

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Do you wish to join the Housing Register in West Dorset ?

Dorset Home Choice

Dorset Home Choice is the name given to the Housing Register in West Dorset

Qualifying households on the housing register in West Dorset are able to bid for social rented homes when advertised by housing associations through Dorset Home Choice.

To apply to join the register visit the following website where information and guidelines are available:

http://www.homechoice.dorsetforyou.com/DorsetHomeChoice/

People who wish to discuss their current housing situation should ring the Housing Advice team on 01305 251010 or 01305 838000.

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Tax Help for Older People

Tax Help for Older People is a service from the charity Tax Volunteers providing free, independent and expert help and advice for older people on lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional tax advice.

A national charity, based in Dorset, available through a low-cost phone line. T. 01308 488066

http://www.taxvol.org.uk/

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Tree work in a Conservation Area

Trees are an important feature of the Bradpole Conservation Area
Trees are an important feature of the Bradpole Conservation Area

The centre of Bradpole Village is a designated Conservation Area and rules exist to protect that status. Included within this are the trees which are an important feature of the village.

“Unauthorised work to protected trees could lead to prosecution, resulting in enforcement action such as fines or a criminal record. Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Areas, Planning Conditions, Felling Licences or Restrictive Covenants legally protect many trees in the UK.”

Source:   http://www.trees.org.uk/Help-Advice/Public/A-brief-guide-to-legislation-for-trees

If you plan to carry out remedial work or wish to fell trees within the Conservation Area you will need to apply to the local planning authority at least six weeks before the proposed work on such trees:

https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/environment-and-planning

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Shoppers permits available online

parking

You can now purchase or renew a permit online at: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/parking/permit-for-west-dorset-shoppers

Permits are priced from £16 for one vehicle or £18.50 for two vehicles for each six month period.

The website has been designed to work on smartphones, tablets and desktops, enabling you to carry out transactions at a time and place that suits you. The fully automated service will also send you a reminder when your permit is due to expire.

Shoppers’ permits allow two hours’ parking (limited to one use a day) in district council short stay car parks or three hours if a disabled badge is also displayed.

WDDC.June 2016

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DOG FOULING

It’s not the dogs fault it is the owners responsibility!

We continue to receive reports of dog fouling in various places around our Parish where some irresponsible dog owners are not clearing up after their dogs.

This can have major health implications, the biggest threat from dog excrement is toxocara canis. Roundworm eggs are found in dog faeces, which can easily be picked up by young children.  This causes stomach upsets, sore throats, asthma and in rare cases blindness. The eggs can remain active in the soil for many years, long after the dog mess has weathered away.

When in a public area you are required by Law* to clean up after your dog. Not only is it unhealthy not to do so but it is also anti-social.

Use “poo bags”, available widely, there are plenty of bins around the Parish to place the bags in or take them home and place them within your general rubbish sack. Dorset Waste Partnership have agreed that this may be done now but also in the new general rubbish bins which will available from July.

Dog fouling and the law.

 The Maximum penalty  is £1,000.00.

In 2014 there was a case where a dog owner was fined a total of some £1700, including costs, for failing to remove her dog’s faeces from a playing field.

Report offendersReport offenders online

Bradpole Parish Council welcomes those responsible dog owners who do the right thing and clear up their dogs’ waste.

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Is your dog under control?

Do you know that Your dog is considered dangerously out of control if it:
– injures someone
– makes someone worried that it might injure them

A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if either of the following apply:

  • it attacks someone’s animal
  • the owner of an animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog attacking their animal

And don’t forget: A farmer is allowed to kill your dog if it’s worrying their livestock.

DON’T RISK IT …. ACT RESPONSIBLY

https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/dog-warden/west-dorset

Penalties
You can get an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to 6 months (or both) if your dog is dangerously out of control. You may not be allowed to own a dog in the future and your dog may be destroyed.
More details at: https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public/overview

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Abandoned Vehicles

The dumping of unwanted, untaxed, MOT failed vehicles is a nationwide occurrence. Dumped cars and other vehicles represent a danger to public safety, are a focal point for anti-social behaviour and detract from the natural beauty of the area.

However, care must be taken when dealing with motor vehicles which are legally parked and have a current Vehicle Excise Licence but the keeper cannot be contacted. There may be a legitimate reason for this, such as they are away on holiday, in hospital etc.

Before reporting an abandoned vehicle, you can now check on the GOV.UK website (Get vehicle information from DVLA) (opens in a new window) to see if a vehicle has up to date road tax as from 1 October 2014, it is no longer a requirement to display the tax disc

An abandoned car or other vehicle may:

  • Not have a current vehicle excise licence (road tax disc)
  • Be burnt out
  • Be severely damaged or have missing parts
  • Not belong to the keeper shown on the Police National Computer
  • Have a current vehicle excise license (Road Tax disc) but there is reasonably held belief that the vehicle is abandoned.

    Report an abandoned vehicle in Dorset online

  • https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/travel-dorset/roads-and-driving/report-a-road-problem/report-abandoned/vehicles

    On receipt of a report, we will visit the scene as soon as possible and if the vehicle has been abandoned will attach a notice requesting that it be removed within:

    • 24 hours if the vehicle is burnt out, has no registration plates or is blocking the public highway
    • 7 days if it is on (but not blocking) a public highway

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Unauthorised Road Signs

“Whether signs have been put in place by the council or third parties, such as businesses and events promoters, the county council has a duty to make sure that the highway is kept clear of obstruction and remains safe for all.

Unauthorised signs will not be allowed on the highway and can be removed without notice by the county council and stored.

The  Unauthorised Signs Policy (pdf, 217kb) (opens in a new window) sets out how signs will be removed.

The policy guidance states when signs can be removed (pdf, 20kb) (opens in a new window)

Any unauthorised signs which are removed from the highway and subsequently stored by Dorset Highway Operations incur a fee of £1 per sign per day.”

Source: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/highway-signs

Use Report illegal signing on the road or verge which can also be found on our Useful Links page to report illegal signs.

The Dept for Communities & Local Govt have published the following  guide for advertisers:

UK Gov: Outdoor advertising signs guidance

Fly Posting

Fly posting is when posters, stickers, boards and other forms of advertisement are put up in a public place illegally. Report an incident of fly posting in Dorset with a short online form.

Report an incident of fly posting online

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Fly Tipping

The correct disposal of waste requires time and money. Some individuals and companies try to beat the system by disposing of theirs illegally.

The recently opened recycling centre in Bridport is operating efficiently but despite this some irresponsible individuals still see fit to dump their rubbish illegally at a cost to everyone.

Illegally dumping waste can be very harmful to animals and the environment, and can lead to the pollution of land and water courses. Fly-tipping can also harm human health and be detrimental to the quality of life for the people living around such incidents.

You can report illegal rubbish dumping on-line at:

https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/flytipping

Those caught fly tipping can be prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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Go to our Useful Links Page to see how you may report other issues in your Community.

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