to the Briantspuddle Community Website

Briantspuddle is the central village containing all the public amenities of the Parish of Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle. Sponsored by the Parish Council this website has been built and is managed by voluntary resident effort on behalf of the Council for the benefit of the community and to enable all to be aware of a small part of the stunning County of Dorset.

We need your help NHS services are under a lot of pressure.

Service at Affpuddle Church on Sunday 24th has had to be cancelled due to current COVID restrictions

Staff Shortages at Puddletown surgery

Due to staff shortages at Puddletown Surgery the dispensary wil be closed on Saturday 16 January. The surgery will still be open for telephone calls as usual.

Volunteers needed to act as Vaccination Centre marshalls

check out www.can100.org/volunteer-to-help-stop-covid-19

The whole of UK is now in Tier 4 with a review for England on 15th of February

Which means that in England:

  • People cannot leave their homes except for certain reasons, like the first lockdown last March
  • These include essential medical needs, food shopping, exercise, organised volunteering and work for those who cannot do so from home
  • All schools and colleges will close to most pupils from Tuesday with remote learning until February half term
  • Early years settings such as nurseries will stay open
  • End-of-year exams will not take place this summer as normal
  • Elsewhere, university students should not return to campuses and will be taught online
  • Restaurants can continue to offer food delivery, but takeaway alcohol will be banned
  • Outdoor sports venues – such as golf courses, tennis courts and outside gyms – must close
  • But outdoor playgrounds will remain open
  • Amateur team sports are not allowed, but elite sport such as Premier League football can continue

Further information on the tier system and relevant restrictions can be found by following the link below:


Hand Face Space logo
illustration of social distancing
social distancing

Please remember that anyone who tests positive for Covid-19, or has been told they have been in contact with someone who has, now has a legal duty to quarantine. For detailed information read the following link:


The Parish Helpline has always been there and will also be there for this lockdown as it was last March

Poster with COVID 19 helpline contact information

Trusted Voice

Dorset Council is inviting our parishioners and churches to use their “trusted voice” to publicise the ‘Reaching Out’ initiative, offering support to residents in the county.

The Shop and Post office is still very much in business and there to help if it can.

the team are doing their utmost to keep the shelves full, the doors open. Read more on the Shop and Post Office page.

Please also remember that social distancing still very much applies

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