Welcome to the website for Loders Parish Council & Community

Latest News/Events
Next Parish Council Meeting:
Tuesday 16th March 2021
at 7.00pm via Zoom
(available 3 clear days prior to the meeting)

Latest News

The Dorset Council Local Plan consultation is now open and will run from 18th January to 15th March. Once adopted, the Local Plan will guide decisions on planning applications in Dorset until 2038.  Find out more and give your views online on the Local Plan.

Loders Parish Council
Climate & Ecological Emergency

Latest News - The Loders Parish Council Climate & Ecological Emergency Action Plan is now available to view (16.02.21)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Loders Parish Council is currently holding remote meetings via Zoom.  The next virtual meeting using Zoom will take place on Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 7.00pm. This situation will be reviewed as further advice and guidance is received from Dorset Council and the Dorset Association of Town & Parish Councils. Should you wish to contact the Parish Council, please do so by email or telephone.  Please see below for the Loders and Uploders Community Response to COVID-19.

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 1 - 8th March 2021

Step 1 - 29th March 2021

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

Step 4 - 21st June 2021


Loders Parish Council Boundaries


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


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Loders and Uploders Community Response to (COVID-19)

Over the coming days, weeks and months, it is likely that some of our community will be required to self-isolate.  Let us help each other, as best we can, to get through this period of anxiety, uncertainty and potential loneliness.COVID-19 Community Response

As we are once again in lockdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
Stay Alert Message

We are living in unprecedented times, with the situation changing on a daily basis.  To ensure you are able to keep up to date with the latest, official advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) please use the links below:


Bridport Community Support Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bridport Community Support Website

Dorset Council - Coronavirus Latest Updates
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Public Health England - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK Government Response

NHS - Coranavirus (COVID-19) - Information and Advice

Health & Safety Executive - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest Information and Advice

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