Welcome to the website for Loders Parish Council & Community

Next Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Loders Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 20th September at 7.00pm at Loders Village Hall.  The Agenda will be made available three clear days before the meeting.

Loders Parish Council
Climate & Ecological Emergency

In response to the world's climate and ecological emergency, Loders Parish Council has developed 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 represent the views of the whole Parish following a Residents' Questionnaire which was undertaken in May 2021.   The results of the questionnaire results can be found below:

Watch out for Issue 2 Autumn 22

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.


Walks and Talks Poster

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

* Annual Audit 2021-22
The financial year 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 is now complete and the annual audit process has started. The conclusion of audit will be published when available.

* Annual Parish Assembly 2021-22
The Annual Parish Assembly took place on Tuesday 26th April 2022 providing an opportunity for members of the public to learn what activities the various organisations in the parish have carried out over the last year.  The reports presented at the Annual Parish Assembly can be viewed here.

Community Governance Review
Following closure of the Dorset Council Community Governance Review public consultation period, a full council meeting was held on 14th July 2022 during which members voted in favour of the recommendations with changes coming into effect in 2024.

* Loders Road Closure 8th to 19th August 2022

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