Welcome to the Bere Regis Parish Council Website

We aim to bring you the latest news and information from Bere Regis Parish Council. The Parish Council meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Drax Hall. A Parish Councillor also joins Peter Wharf our District Councillor at the regular surgery he holds at Turberville Court on the first Saturday of each month from 9.30 to 10 am.

Recent News from Bere Regis Parish Council

About Bere Regis Parish Council

For more information about the role of the Parish Council and it’s role and responsibilities within Bere Regis see our About Us page. For a list of currently sitting Councillors visit our Councillors page. Minutes of the council meetings are available dating back to 1990 in the archives, with the minutes from this year’s meetings here.

The Parish Council is currently involved in renewing the Elder Road Play Area. Over £40,000 has been raised to date and work is due to commence in late December 2012. Other projects being conducted within the Parish of Bere Regis can be found here.

If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact the Clerk at bereregispc@gmail.com

Bere Regis from Woodbury Hill

Bere Regis as viewed from Woodbury Hill

The Village of Bere Regis

The village of Bere Regis is built on the site of the Bere River, and (as of the 2001 census), has a population of 1,984. Located within the Purbeck District of Dorset, England, the nearest town is Wareham, only 6 miles to the South-East.

To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the residents of the community of Bere Regis marked the occasion with the installation of new Purbeck Stone village signs. The signs were just one of many acts made by Bere Regis to celebrate the Jubilee.

The Bere Regis Village Stone Sign

The Bere Regis Village Stone Sign sited at the Dorchester entrance to the village

Bere Regis was featured in many of Thomas Hardy’s novels in the guise of ‘Kingsbere’. The village features most notably in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, based on the Turberville family, whose roots originate in Bere Regis. The village website offers a fasinsting insight into the family tree of this now extinct family name.