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.

2022 Shop Calendar

Available from and all proceeds to the shop

Extreme E-Racing at Bovington 18 and 19 December

The Jurassic X-Prix will be on 18-19 December at Bovington, replacing a race in Argentina, which was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The series aims to raise awareness in areas around the world affected by climate change and visit territories which have been affected, such as Greenland and Brazil’s Amazon region. Although this is not a spectator event suspect a certain amount of heavy traffic in the area aound that time. For more detail read:


A35 closed between Puddletown and Tolpuddle, Monday 29th November

The road operator for the A35 trunk road have advised us that they need to close part of the Puddletown Bypass on Monday 29 November between 0600hrs and 1800hrs, in order to carry out specialist repairs to a defect in the concrete surface that has worsened rapidly over the last few weeks.

The road will be closed between the Northbrook and Tolpuddle Ball junctions on the eastbound side only (towards Bere Regis). The westbound carriageway towards Dorchester will not be affected.

The agreed strategic diversion for a closure at this point will be signed, through the villages of Puddletown and Tolpuddle.

Disruption to cash payments in Dorset Council car parks

Drivers using Dorset Council car parks are being asked to use cashless payments due to ongoing disruption to many ticket machines across the county. For further details see the Dorset Council press release: https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2021/11/10/disruption-to-cash-payments/

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 and the doors open but needs more direct volunteer support. Read more on the shop page

If you are unsure about whats what in these days of COVID restrictions

Check out the Coronavirus Page

The Parish Covid-19 Helpline

The support group’s work is all but done but if in desparate need the helpline number 07745 796118 is still there but has been diverted to a personal number and will be checked once a day. For more details on local and national issues please read the Coronavirus Page.

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