Dorset Alert

Dorset Alert is a new website available anywhere in Dorset and provides access to messaging and information reporting facilities. It is a free service that enables residents of Dorset to engage with Dorset Police and the many varied Watch schemes that are run in the county.

You do not need to be involved with Neighbourhood or Home Watch, but if you are you can access free scheme management tools.

What do you get?

  • A totally free service, no incoming text or phone charges;
  • Information about crime trends, incidents and requests for info by email;
  • Start, manage or request to join a Neighbourhood/Home Watch scheme;
  • Configure how, when and what priority messages you would like to receive;
  • Unsubscribe at any time, there are no contracts or costs;
  • Remain unseen on the system, or make your scheme visible so that others can join.

What do you need to do?

To join, go to

and click on register. If you don’t have internet access, please ask for a registration form.







Dorset Alert

Dorset Alert


Auction of Promises 17th May 2019

This was one of the fabulous lots  bid for at the Auctin of Promises. Turned by the talented Dave Culllingford, this beautiful bowl and four fruits sparked a flurry of bids in the cosing stages of the auction.





Litter Pick 2018

Having been rescheduled from 3rd March 2018 to accommodate the ‘Beast from the East’, a stalwart group of hardy villagers gathered at the village hall on Saturday 17th March to brave the icy wind and snow flurries in a valiant effort to complete the annual litter pick. 

Once again, a surprising amount of discarded plastic, car parts, bottles, footwear and crockery were recovered from the hedgerows and ditches around the village, so a very worthwhile exercise!

The workers were rewarded with warm drinks and delicious home bakes at the village hall, before trudging home to thaw out!

Thank you to everyone who took part. Let’s hope for warmer weather and sunshine next year!

 Bus Service

Dorset Community Transport have now introduced a PlusBus Service from Long Bredy to Bridport every Wednesday.

  • depart Long Bredy at approximately 09.30am ((travelling the former route of Service 210)
  • return journey departs Bridport at 12.30pm
  • Fixed rate fare of £5.00 return(adult or child)

Currently, they are unable to accept the National Bus Pass.

To book, call 01258 287980 between 9.30am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday, or e-mail  

Once registered, trips can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance, but no later than 2.30pm the previous working day.

For further information on the PlusBus Service, go to or contact Charlotte Kinghorn, 1 The Rookery Long Bredy, 01308 482264.

Annual Village Spring Clean

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone that took part in our annual spring clean.

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Once again, several bags of litter and rubbish were retrieved from the hedges and ditches around the village, which is now back to looking it’s best for summer. Well done, everyone


Commemorative Plaque

Memorial Plaque playing field (800x600) (Large)An inscribed plaque has been erected in the playing fields adjacent to the Diamond Jubilee memorial oak tree.  The plaque commemorates The Queens Diamond Jubilee and the planting of the tree by Margaret Elliott.




Italian Night

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Caddy and Chris recently put on a fantastic Italian Night to raise funds for Village amenities.  It was a lovely evening attended by about 60 people. We were treated to delicious home made pizza and a very drinkable Italian red wine.  The food and drink was accompanied by a great atmosphere and a glorious early summer evening.  A big thank you to Caddy, Chris, their children and many helpers for making the event such a success.

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