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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.

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Briantspuddle Post Office and Village Shop Association Ltd – Friday 14th April

All customers, volunteers and supporters are invited to attend the Association’s ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by a get-together with drinks and nibbles. See Whats On for details.

Believe it or not it’s time to start thinking about the 2024 Calendar.

We would love to receive your creative work. Please create a scene of the parish in any medium such as a pencil sketch, watercolour, oil painting, collage, embroidery or any other creative medium of your choice but, please, no photography this time. The submissions should be in landscape format.  We welcome entries that reflect one or more of the four seasons, but this is not essential. We would also really like to have some entries from youngsters.

All entries should be submitted by 1st August 2023 and the chosen works will then be selected during August. All selected work will be copied to make high resolution digital files for printing.  Original artwork can then be returned to you. To register your entry, or if you have any queries, please contact Jo Neudegg on 01929 473906 or by email jo.neudegg@hotmail.co.uk

Parish Litter Pick – 11th & 12th March 2023 

Thank you to a small but enthusiastic group of volunteers who showed up over the weekend to clean up the Parish. 

As always, the trailer was full to the brim with bags full of rubbish. The main difference this year was that three areas had such a lot of rubbish dumped or such heavy items deposited that Dorset Council has been contacted with a request to remove it. This development amounted to fly-tipping. 

Whilst the litter pick is an annual event, Parish Councillors are very aware of the efforts during the year of Parishioners who collect litter whilst out walking. So, thank you to everyone who offers their time and effort to keep our Parish an incredibly special place to call home. 

Stuart Chorley – Parish Councillor Resignation 

Parish Councillors were sorry to hear of the resignation of Stuart Chorley as a fellow Parish Councillor.  As many of your may know Stuart has been suffering for some time with ill health and the time has now come for him to concentrate on his own well-being. 

Over his years of service, Stuart has made a major contribution across the Parish, not only in his capacity as Parish Councillor but as the Village Hall Chairman and as Manager of the Village Shop. This contribution was thrown into sharp relief during the pandemic. Stuart’s involvement across all 3 Parish organisations meant that from a standing start and with the generous help of many others, the Parish could respond quickly to the challenges of Covid for the benefit of our community. 

Parish Councillors would like to thank Stuart for all his hard work and wish him well for the future. 

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