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Next Parish Council Meeting

In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Loders Parish Council is holding remote meetings via Zoom. The next virtual meeting using Zoom will be the Annual Parish Assembly on Tuesday 27th April 2021 at 7.00pm followed by the Parish Council Meeting (both meetings have been rescheduled from 20th April following the death of HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh). The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 4th May at 7.00pm via Zoom. Future meetings of the Parish Council will be confirmed in due course.

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Climate & Ecological Emergency

The Loders Parish Council Climate & Ecological Emergency Action Plan is now available to view (16.02.21)

The Parish of Loders

Loders Parish is a thriving rural community that covers the villages of Loders and Uploders.  It is an attractive historic settlement set in beautiful unspoilt countryside in West Dorset, situated two miles north east of the market town of Bridport and 13 miles from Dorchester

The villages lie in the folds of the surrounding Powerstock Hills and have developed along the waterline of the River Asker, a small affluent of the River Brit.  A single lane village road runs along the valley connecting the villages of Bradpole in the west and Askerswell in the east.

The villages are well served by a thriving primary school, Parish Church of St Magdalene, a late Georgian Methodist Chapel, two pubs and a modern village hall which hosts many events and activities throughout the year.

COVID-19 4 Step Roadmap for England

The government has published the 'COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021', setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown in England.  The links below provide details of the COVID-19 roadmap out of lockdown:

Step 2 - 12th April 2021
Step 3 - 17th May 2021

Step 4 - 21st June 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Useful Links:

Dorset Council - COVID-19 Latest Updates

Public Health England - COVID-19 Guidance

GOV.UK - COVID-19 Latest Updates

NHS - COVID-19 Information and Advice

Health & Safety Executive - COVID-19

Loders Parish Council Boundaries


For further geographic information on the Parish of Loders visit Dorset Explorer.


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Census 2021

CENSUS 2021 - Census Day took place on Sunday 21st March.

Every household must be law complete the Census either online or on paper.  For more information and to complete the census go to Census 2021.

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