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Next Parish Council Meeting

Following the easing of Covid restrictions on 21st June (subject to review) Loders Parish Council will resume face-to-face meetings in the main hall at Loders Village Hall with the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday 29th June at 7.00pm.  The Agenda will be made available three clear days before the meeting.

Loders Parish Council
Climate & Ecological Emergency

Loders Parish Council Climate & Ecological
Emergency Residents' Questionnaire

Loders Parish Council is developing its own Climate & Ecological Emergency Action Plan concentrating on those areas in the Dorset Council Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy where we feel we can directly contribute.  These are:

  1. Transport
  2. Renewable Energy
  3. Natural Assets 
Loders Parish Council have produced a number of Community Policy Objectives and their Related Actions which are currently being considered but is is important that they represent the views of the whole Parish.  Residents of Loders Parish have therefore being asked to complete a Residents' Questionnaire to indicate whether they agree or disagree with each proposed action and to make any comments on suggestions which they feel should be taken into account.  Each household in Loders parish received a paper version of the Residents' Questionnaire through their letterbox for completion or alternatively the questionnaire could be completed online.  The closing date for completion of the questionnaires was Friday 21st May.  The questionnaires are now being collated and the results will be published here when available.

Further information on the work of Loders Parish Council in relation to the Climate & Ecological Emergency can be found here.
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 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.
Latest News

Dorset Council Community Governance Review
As a principle authority, Dorset Council are required to undertake a review of governance arrangements of all parishes every 10-15 years.  The Community Governance Review will formally begin in July 2021 and further details will be made available here.

BBQs and Campfire Ban in Dorset
Dorset Council have launched a multi-agency campaign to ban BBQs and camp fires in high risk areas in Dorset.

Dorset Council Local Plan - the next steps
Find out what's happening with the Dorset Council Local Plan


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