Parish Council

The Parish of Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle lies within the local government administrative Ward of Wool in the District of West Purbeck part of the new Dorset Council. The parish is represented by a Council of 9 elected Members. All work unpaid but are supported by a Parish Clerk who is remunerated out of public funds for his/her work. Elections take place every 4 years, with the next election due in 2023. Click on the link below to see a map of the parish.


The parish has a population of about 450 of whom just over 410 are of voting age.  Formerly the two parishes of Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle were centered on their own village churches but now the combined parish of some 250 households is effectively centered on Briantspuddle.

The Council tries to represent the wishes of the residents of the parish and to look at ways of improving services and amenities with the aid of the Parish Plan adopted in 2004. The Council also considers planning applications and makes recommendations to Dorset Council based on the general guidance in the Design Statement contained within the Parish Plan.

Parish Council meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7.00 pm in the Briantspuddle Village Hall. They are regularly attended by our County Councillors.

The agenda, together with the minutes of the previous meeting, is available on this website and on the Parish Council noticeboard (outside the village hall) a week before the meeting. Previous meeting minutes are also posted on this website and a summary of the main items of each meeting are featured in the parish magazine with an early look available by clicking on Council Agendas and Minutes.

Members of the public may raise issues in person at each meeting. You can also contact any Member of the Parish Council directly or through the Clerk.

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