Welcome to the website for Loders Parish Council & Community

Next Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th January 2024 at 7.00pm at Uploders Chapel. The Agenda for the meeting will be made available three clear days before the meeting.

Loders Parish Council
Climate & Ecological Emergency  



The aim of our newsletter is to inform everybody in the community about the steps we have been taking to meet the objectives set out in the Loders Climate and Ecological Emergency Action Plan (CEEAP).

The success of CEEAP depends on bringing together the skills, experience and expertise of everyone in the parish. If you wish to become actively involved in any area, we would be very pleased to hear from you - please contact our Clerk, Joanne Hughes at loders@dorset-aptc.gov.uk   

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

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.

News, Information & Events

Pop Up Post Office - Uploders Methodist Church is hosting a Pop Up Post Office every Wednesday from 1.00pm - 2.30pm. Available services include everyday personal and business banking, mail, bill payments, phone top ups and vehicle tax. Wheelchair access and WC for disabled. Cake, cuppa and chat also available!

Flooding Advice - further information and advice on flooding can be found here. Sign up to get flood warnings if your home or business is at risk of flooding (this service is free). 


Loders Parish Council Boundaries


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

Loders Climate & Ecological Emergency Action Plan promotes walking and cycling (aka 'active travel'). A map of Loders Rights of Way can be accessed here.

Latest News

Cost of Living Crisis - with the financial challenges facing everyone right now, Dorset Council have produced a useful poster with details of who to contact for free, independent and confidential advice on cost of living help. The Bridport Local Area Partnership (BLAP) have also produced a useful Help & Support leaflet.

Annual Parish Assembly Reports - the Annual Parish Assembly took place earlier this year providing an opportunity for the Parish Council and other local organisations to report on activities, events and progress over the last 12 months.  The reports for 2022-23 are available to view here.

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