Welcome

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.

Coronavirus CV-19 or Covid-19

Social distancing means keeping 2 metres (6 feet) away from people and it applies to us all

social distancing
social distancing

As folk will appreciate things are moving quite quickly and from a Parish Council chaired meeting held on the evening of Monday 16 March attended by representatives of most of the parish organisations a Group has been set up to co-ordinate a rush of volunteer effort. The Coronavirus page on this site is being used to provide more information as it is released and always includes the most up to date version of Frequently Asked Questions and guidance information for Volunteers. The important thing now is to follow Government Instruction and NHS advice with regard to reducing the transmission of the virus and to stay safe whilst looking out for people who find themselves in any kind of difficulty.

As a result of this crisis many planned events and activities have been stopped, cancelled or postponed. Evening Lecture planned for 22 April has been cancelled. The position on all other Activites and Amenities listed under those tabs are marked as far as it is known.

The Shop and Post Office is still in business and doing their utmost to keep the shelves full and doors open. To comply with Government Instruction only one customer may now be present in the shop at any one time – details on how to achieve this are on the Shop and PO page. There has been an influx of volunteers offering their support, so you will find some new faces behind the till, please help them as they get comfortable with all the different jobs that must be completed. A newspaper delivery service is being offered free of charge for those who are self-isolating. Please contact the shop via the parish helpline parishhelpline@gmail.com or use 07745 796118 for more details and to put in your order.

Waste collection and disposal arrangements are changing. The tips are closed and there is some specific advice from County Council on how to prepare stuff for collection on the Coronavirus page.

The internet will inevitably become a significant way of communicating. Please have a care in its use for other purposes and especially for video gaming which uses a large proportion of band width. Quite a number of households are some distance from the broadband distribution points and therefore have significantly lower upload and download speeds than others – hogging the bandwidth for on line games makes their opportunity for use much worse. The current situation indicates that already at peak times the bandwidth has reduced by half.

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