Community Survey

The Parish Council is keen to improve the way that it engages with the community. We have prepared a survey to address this issue and, in addition, a couple of other topics that the Council is currently working on. In particular, there are a number of questions about traffic issues (speeding, traffic volumes, parking, etc) which we know cause a variety of concerns in various locations.

The survey is available both electronically, via the link below, and also as a paper version which will be delivered to all households in the parish. Electronic completion would greatly help us in assembling the results, but the paper option is fine should you wish to complete the survey that way. You can post hard copies of the survey in the black letterbox by the village shop.

Bere Regis Parish Council Community Survey (online form)

The survey is officially open until the end of 30th April 2024.

The results of the survey will be made available as part of the presentations at the next Parish meeting in July, the date of which is to be confirmed. In particular, we hope to use the results to improve communication with the community, and, from the traffic perspective, to support our requests to Dorset Council for more traffic control measures in various locations. If the electronic survey version proves successful, it may give us another way of seeking views from the community going forward.

Your details will never be disclosed to a third party and will only be kept on file for the length of time necessary to complete this survey, after which they will be removed from the Parish Council records. Should you wish to receive the results of the survey direct or be kept informed of Parish events, please email the Clerk and mark the email Parish Information in the subject bar ( )

Flooding Survey

As you may be aware, the Parish Council is currently undertaking a review of the Neighbourhood Plan which was adopted in June 2019.

Part of this review has involved discussions with Dorset Council and the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), following regular concerns raised by parishioners in respect of flooding. Whilst there are many anecdotal records of flooding, we have been asked to provide proof of such incidents.

To this end, we would like to know if you have experienced flooding, either rainwater or foul water/sewage; when, what happened (water ingress to your house/garage/garden), property damage, do you have any photographic evidence.

If a sufficient case can be built up, the LLFA may undertake a more detailed survey of the village, and this could lead to Wessex Water having to improve the existing system.

Please record any incidents you are aware of, no matter how minor. These can be reported using the form below, via email to the Clerk or by downloading the Flooding in Bere Regis letter and posting your comments and evidence in the black letterbox by the shop.

    Neighbourhood Plan Review 2023

    Following the confirmation of the Neighbourhood Plan in June 2019, it is necessary to review the content approximately every two years to ensure it conforms to current legislation and to maintain its integrity. This is also an opportunity to strengthen any policies within the Plan. The first draft of the Review can be found by following the link below. It should be noted that this is only a first draft and will the subject of considerable review and consultation before it is finalised.

    Neighbourhood Plan Review First Draft August 2023


    Minutes of meetings:

    03.11.23 – Dorset Council & Lead Local Flood Authority

    27.06.23 – Dorset Council & Sovereign re Old School Site

    6th February 2023

    Annual Bere Regis Parish Forum 2022

    The Annual Bere Regis Parish Forum was held on Saturday, 16 July 2022. The presentations from the forum are available below:

    An update on Bere Regis Parish Church – Rev Sandra Williams
    An update on Wild Woodbury – Tony Bates on behalf of Dorset Wildlife Trust
    An overview of the proposed Woodbury Park development – Nick Harrison, Godwin Developments

    A summary of the meeting will be available next week.

    Free Commemorative Mug

    UPDATE 26 February 2023: New applications are no longer available, however, if you have not collected your mug please contact the Clerk at to arrange for them to be dropped off.

    Bere Regis Parish Council are providing a free commemorative mug for all children who live in the Parish.

    The mugs will also be available to purchase at a minimum suggested donation of £5.

    In order for a child to receive their free mug they must be nominated on the form available below, and returned via email to or put in the Bere Regis Parish Council letter box on the wall by the village shop.