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The 2015 General Election is upon us! 5 Candidates are standing for our Seat; Dorset Mid and North Poole. Find out more about them and their Party Policies; by clicking the photo above...


Purbeck District Council is consulting on Issues and Options for the Partial Review of the Purbeck Local Plan. They will be looking for potential locations for new homes, new shopping space and employment across Purbeck. This is an improtant consultation for Purbeck and they are trying to get this message to as many people as possible. Please see more details, by clicking the Photograph above. Many thanks.

Diane Bemand, Senior Neighbourhood Planner


Requesting material for a new book "Bere Regis a step back in Time", to be sold in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society

I am in the early phases of sourcing material for a book I plan to publish “Bere Regis a step back in Time". The content will be of the Bere Regis of yesteryear, the villagers memories of a time gone by captured in their own words and featuring the amazing collection of old photographs and unseen images that we would like to share.
The only chance I have of making this a success is to appeal to the villagers to come forward with their stories and photographs, anything you feel would be of interest to others to go in this publication.

For Example if you worked at Bem’s the bakers or cut or bunched the watercress, have memories of the Dances at the Drax Hall. The old Church harvest suppers and Church fetes. If you can remember Johnny fortnight ( Mr. Wellstead ) who used to come door to door selling towels and dusters etc. Do you remember when there was nearly more fuel stations in the village than cars? Arthur Janes on the street corner? When the Bere Regis Football team during the 1950’s won the Bankes Charity Shield. Do you recall the whirlwind that devastated some of West Street.

I am interested in absolutely any memory that you have of the village in years gone by. You can contact me on 01929 472023 or email me here, call in at the Pop In Place on Friday Morning or send me your memories and photos to 3 Rye Hill Close Bere Regis.

Please do come forward and in doing so you will have a dual positive effect to preserve a local memory and image in print for prosperity , secondly to help to raise funds for a devastating disease that without much more funding and research will without doubt be the final experience of so many people.

Alison Bennett


As part of the community Bere 14-18 Commemorations, a small team is researching the lives of the men of our three local parishes (Bere Regis, Winterborne Kingston & Affpuddle/Turnerspuddle) who served in the forces in the Great War. Their names are listed if you click the Picture above. If you think you are a descendent of any of the men listed and may have some family or service history or mementoes (Photos, medals, service papers, cuttings, etc ) about them, could you kindly contact Philip Ventham on 01929 471 215 or email here.

We would be very pleased to speak with you. Any information, however insignificant, is of interest as very often, family recollections can fill gaps in the official records. All contributions will be acknowledged and mementoes recorded and returned.


There are many things that people in the Village can do to help the environment. Click the Photograph above for some ideas. There are also some general everyday living tips that may help make your life a little bit more simple and successful...


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