Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire – Nov 2014

November 2014 Update

The next stage of the Neighbourhood Plan is now here. There is a follow-up questionnaire that we would like as many residents as possible to answer. There is an online version provided here, or, alternatively, a paper copy can be completed and returned to any Parish Councillor, or left in drop boxes found at the shop, Post Office, or Doctor’s Surgery.

Before starting the questionnaire, please read the covering letter, and view the accompanying map first.


*** Current Literature and Important Information ***
Covering Letter – November 2014
Accompanying Map – November 2014
Paper Questionnaire – November 2014

WWI Commemorations

Next year marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The Parish Council have invited a number of representatives from the various groups in the village to meet up and discuss and plan suitable events that all our residents can participate in if they wish.

Further information can be found in a dedicated section along with further ongoing projects being conducted by the Parish Council.

A35 Bakers Arms Roundabout Roadworks

Dorset County Council will be starting work on the A351 Sandford Road cycleway on the 12th August and work will continue until about 7th October. The work is extensive and will involve carriageway widening, crossing points and drainage works. The work will finish by 3.30pm each day but there will undoubtedly be a fair amount of disruption. Towards the end of the work, the roundabout will be closed to all traffic for a couple of days and diversions will be put in place. As soon as we know the dates for the closure and the diversion routes, we will publish them on the Parish Council web site and on the Village Facebook page.

New Travel Website “Travel Dorset”

Dorset County Council is excited to announce the launch of a new traffic and travel portal ‘TravelDorset‘.

TravelDorset brings together all traffic and travel information for the whole of the county including live traffic alerts, road works, diversions, live bus and rail departures and cycling/walking routes.

This is a great resource for local residents, businesses and visitors helping them get from A to B whether it’s by road, bus, train, bike or on foot.

TravelDorset has a range of useful information to help you travel easily around Dorset by car, public transport or other means. This includes up to the minute traffic information, the location and cost of car parks and live information about bus times.

The website address is:

Bere Regis Parish Council By-election

Election Date: Thursday 13/06/2013

Voting from the by-election is now over, and counting has been completed. It can now be announced that Brenda House has received the most votes and is the newest addition to the Bere Regis Parish Council.

Congratulations Brenda!

Turnout was 34.8%, and the votes were allocated as follows (unaudited):

Alex Eddy – 131
Brenda House – 295
Jon Parker – 75
Matthew Smith – 3

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Night closure of A350 Poole Road

 A vital link road into Poole is being closed overnight for three weeks while resurfacing and drainage work is carried out.

The A350 Poole Road will be closed by Dorset County Council between the A31 Roundhouse Roundabout and Jubilee Cross (the turning to Lytchett Matravers) from 7pm to 6am during the following weeks:

• Monday 8 April to early hours of Saturday 13 April
• Monday 15 April to early hours of Saturday 20 April
• Monday 22 April to early hours of Saturday 27 April

The road will be open overnight on Saturday 13 April, Sunday 14 April, Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April.

Andrew Martin, head of highways operations, said: “We know that this road is the vital link into Poole and the port for business deliveries, and we have given early warning about this work to the port and local chamber of trade.

“Because of the narrow width of the road, and the large equipment and delivery vehicles that will be in use, the only way to carry out the work is to close it overnight.

“Anyone who uses the A350 will know that the road surface is in a very bad condition and will understand the need for the work.”

The diversion route will be the A31, A341 Oakley Hill, A349 Gravel Hill/Waterloo Road, A35 Upton Road and A35 Upton Bypass.

Woodland Planting Consultation

Woodland Planting Scheme Consultation Flyer

UPM Tilhill – the company managing the proposal – will be giving a presentation of the proposed scheme.

Where: At the Drax Hall

When: Monday 11th February 2013

From 3pm – 7pm villagers are invited to come along and view the proposal.
From 7pm – 9pm there will be more formal presentations from UPM, The Forestry Commission, and the owner, Dr Brian May. There will also be an opportunity for villagers to ask questions and air their views.

Woodland PlantingThe site covers approximately 63 hectares (155 acres) and will have a major impact on the southern side of the village, so do take this opportunity to come along, listen to the proposal, ask your questions, offer suggestions and air any concerns you may have.

Questionnaire Results – Dec 2012

The results are now available for the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire that was available in September 2012. The questionnaires have now been returned and analysed and those villagers who attended the open meeting on the 8th December were able to see the results. For those who were not able to attend, you can view the presentation by following this link:

Presentation of Survey Results – November 2012

Police Presence in the Village

If you want to have a chat with our community policeman, including PC Jonathan Stuart, there will be a police presence at the Pop in Place at the Drax Hall from 11am to 12 midday once a month. The following are the dates for the next three months:

Friday 23rd November 2012; Friday 14th December 2012; Friday 25th January 2013