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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.

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The Annual General Meeting of the Briantspuddle Village Hall Committee will be held at the Village Hall, Briantspuddle, on Wednesday 29th June 2022 at 7.30 pm.


  1. Minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting
  2. Matters arising
  3. Chairman’s Report for the past year
  4. Treasurer’s Report for the past year
  5. Election of Committee Members
  6. Appointment of Nominated Representative Committee Members
  7. Any Other Business

All residents of the Parish are welcome. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served in the Village Hall from 7.00 pm onwards


The Moreton Fund is a registered charity number 306227 which provides funds for young people from the Parishes of Moreton and Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle to meet the costs of their education, training and career start-up.

“We know that young people are really concerned about funding the next stage in their lives” says Richard Frampton-Hobbs, Chair of the trust fund “so if we can help we will.”

Richard notes that young people starting work, training or an apprenticeship, or continuing in education, are discouraged by huge expenses in the next year or so.

The Moreton Fund, working name of the William Frampton Educational Trust, gives awards of up to £1000 to young people to help with the cost of training, travel, purchase of equipment to help them move to the next stage in their lives. The applicants must be resident in the parishes of Moreton or Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle – which also covers Waddock Cross, Briantspuddle and Throop and Brockhill. Richard says “We made a number of grants last year and expect to do the same this year.“

Grants are usually awarded in early September (but can be considered on a one-off basis throughout the year) and to apply check out the facebook page for the William Frampton Educational Foundation or email themoretonfund@hotmail.com

An ambulance and supplies to Ukraine

Bridget is our supplier of fruit and vegetables for the village shop generously purchased an ex-NHS ambulance to send to Ukraine to help those fleeing the conflict.

Bridget and her team are working closely with UK Med (a UK medical charity). The ambulance has been delivered to Kharkiv (Eastern Ukraine c. 2 miles from the frontline) to the Ukrainian Ambulance Service, who have lost many ambulances because they have been shot at or bombed. The ambulance will be of great benefit and is much needed to move the injured from the East to the West of Ukraine for further medical attention.

Bridget’s team are in close contact with the CEO of UK Med and his team and with the UK surgeon in Ukraine ) who is there to attempt to (i) perform surgery to save limbs where possible and (ii) to instruct the Ukrainian surgeons. UK Med and the Ukrainian Ambulance Service had requested that we bring high grade trauma kits and orthopaedic surgical ‘metal wear’ where possible. Other items required include clothing/blankets/lower grade medical supplies such as paracetamol.

Two extraordinary people came forward to take the ambulance to Ukraine. Maria Wichell, veteran of eight polar expeditions, one of the few women to serve as an operative in the United Kingdom Special Forces and also a professional kidnap ransom negotiator. Vincent Colliard one of our most accomplished polar explorers, who created the project Icelegacy, has an ongoing series of expeditions crossing the 20 largest ice caps on the planet, to raise awareness of conservation of these eco systems. Maria and Vincent plan to stay in Ukraine and provide help and support on the ground.

Bridget sends special thanks to everyone who donated. She was overwhelmed with the generosity from Briantspuddle and surrounding villages for all money that has been donated, as well as giving so many of the items which are desperately needed. 

A local vehicle sign maker donated a bespoke graphic with the British and Ukrainian flags to go onto ambulance.

Bridget and her team raised over £5,000, which enabled them to purchase additional medical supplies and equipment.  The ambulance, now known as ‘Florence’, left Dorset for London to be loaded up with these additional supplies. With a fully loaded vehicle, Maria and Vincent set off on the 14th May and arrived in Lviv on the 18th May. From here, they headed on to the city of Kharkiv in Ukraine, where they have handed over the ambulance.

The medical team, headed up by Viktor, put on a welcoming party to meet Maria and Vincent. They were thrilled and yet overwhelmed, as Florence is the only British ambulance to be delivered from the UK to Kharkiv, and all the goods on board are so desperately needed.

The welcoming team were also joined by the Albanian consul.  Russian missiles had demolished the Albanian honorary consulate in Kharkiv, as they have added Albania to its ‘enemy list’, along with Montenegro and North Macedonia. It accuses the three countries of actions against the Kremlin. Despite the fact that the consul’s home had been bombed whilst his family were there, he came to join the welcoming party.

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