Bradford Abbas Parish Council
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The residents of The Old Post Office in Church Road, that used to be our village shop, have obtained planning permission to change its use from a mixed residential / business premises to a purely residental one.
The decision was made by the Dorset Council Northern Area Planning Committee on 15th May in a meeting held in the Exchange in Sturminster Newton.
Parish of Bradford Abbas
Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Terry Hunt has ceased to be a Member of the Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
You have probably seen articles in the press recently about the need to protect yourself against a potentially deadly virus spread by ticks now present in Dorset.
Walkers have been at risk from the bacterial tick-borne Lyme disease (several years ago my GP spotted the tell-tale signs in the nick of time) but tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is a new threat we should be wary of.
I recently received this update from our Community Fibre Partnership contact.
You (like me) may have received conflicting updates stating (un)availability of FTTP (Gigabit Fibre to the Premises) in Bradford Abbas. But the most up to date information I have, both from our Community Fibre Partnership contact and the installation teams on the ground is as follows.
The Parish Council is happy to announce the installation of the new multi-play unit - The Galahad - in the playing field.
We're so grateful to all those in the community that gave their time so generously to raise money towards the purchase of this play equipment which will be such a popular replacement for its much-loved predecessor.
Particular thanks go to:
Following the Parish Council’s unsuccessful attempt to have Gollop's Ground designated a Village Green, the Chair and Vice Chair and two other residents met with the landowners on Friday 3rd September in Gollop's Ground.
The landowners rejected the Parish Council's proposal to lease or purchase the field for the continued use of the community.