Council Notices

Section 137 and 133 Grants 2018

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 section 137 and section 133, Affpuddle & Turnerspuddle Parish Council sets aside a sum of money each year which can be applied for by local organisations for projects which will be of benefit to residents within the parish of Affpuddle & Turnerspuddle.

The Parish Council’s policy is set out in the Procedures section of the Parish Council section of this website. Its aim is to ensure that all of its award-making activity is open, transparent, fair and supports local organisations.

The Parish Council’s awards are open to established voluntary or community groups, as well as new or informal groups of parishioners who are or intend by the date of application to become formally constituted.

The Council has a budget of £1,000 for awards to be made for the coming year and has already received enquiries from the following organisations;

  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    • Artsreach Dorset
    • Purbeck Film Festival 2018
    • Dorset Youth Association

The timetable for the Grant process is:

Applications close 30th June 2018 and are considered at the July or August PC meeting in 2018. Payments will be made after the Parish Council September meeting 2018.

You can download a copy of the Grant Application Form (see link below) or you can request an Application Form from the Parish Clerk, Lindsay Hole, by writing to,

Sect 133 137 Grant Application Form 2018

The Clerk,  Affpuddle & Turnerspuddle Parish Council, 11 Samson Road,  Hamworthy, Poole,  Dorset,  BH15 4NL

or by email or by phone 07887 782005

Housing Needs Survey 2016

February 2017 update – Rob Aspray, Regional Head of Development for Hastoe Housing Association and Chris McDermott, Senior Housing Officer at Purbeck District Council attended the February 2017 meeting of the Parish Council in order to hear local views. The Parish Council had been made aware that a landowner had offered land to be considered a Rural Exception Site but but had not been told where. About 20 parishioners attended but remain unaware of the proposed site. Rob Aspray and Chris McDermott made it clear that the Parish Council would be informed of developments. The matter will be discussed as an agenda item at the March Parish Council Meeting.

The Housing Needs Survey was carried out in September 2016 by Purbeck District Council – see link below for a PDF copy of the result.


Fly Tipping

Fly tipping can be reported to Purbeck District Council who have a duty to collect it. fill in the form on this link Dorsetforyou or call 01929 556561 and they will come out within a few days.  Sadly this means that we all pay for the poor conduct of the few!

Tractor & trailer movements through Affpuddle & Southover

A number of residents contacted the Parish Council to express concerns about tractor and trailer movements through Affpuddle & Southover. As a result of this the Council invited the Landowner, David Cobb of J F Cobb & Sons to its August meeting in order to hear about the concerns raised and to explore whether any measures could be taken to address these.

After a productive meeting the following measures will either be introduced or reinforced;

Trailer Driving Instructions

At the start of each operation Trailer Driving Instructions are issued to all drivers. The highest priority is described as “Our speed limit for tractors through villages is 15mph maximum. Please drive especially cautiously and courteously through villages.”

It was agreed that the speed limit will be reinforced to drivers. The Council has also been reassured that the Farm Foreman constantly monitor the operation of all tractors, trailers and machinery as well as being on site during each operation.

David Cobb has also stressed that he is keen to ensure that the work done is carried out as safely and respectfully as possible. He has therefore requested that if problems are encountered by residents he is notified. A note description of the vehicle would be helpful, in particular a note of the registration number. Contact details for J F Cobb & Sons are;

Tel: 01305 852815 ext.1  Email:

One-way route followed through Tolpuddle & Affpuddle

A one-way route during operations is to be instigated through Tolpuddle & Affpuddle. This will mean that vehicles will not cross in lanes and villages. Amongst amenity benefits, in particular to walkers and horse riders, it should minimise damage to grass verges.

Liquid Fertiliser traffic movements

J F Cobb & Sons will look to minimise the volume of traffic to Tolpuddle, as a result of the movement of liquid fertiliser. Alternatives are being sought so as to minimise traffic further.

Local communication before the commencement of each operation

It has been agreed that the Parish Council will be notified in advance of any work taking place in the Parish. In turn this information will be made available on Affpuddle noticeboard and on the community website. Representatives of the Church will also be notified.

The Parish Council would like to thank David Cobb for attending the meeting and for being constructive in responding to the concerns of Parishioners.