Welcome to the Puddletown Area Parish Council Website

The Parish Council covers the areas of Athelhampton, Burleston, Puddletown and Tolpuddle.

We aim to bring you the latest news and information from the Parish. The Area Parish Council holds 12 meetings a year starting promptly at 7pm. The AGM is held in May at Puddletown Village hall. The meetings always start with a short democratic period for members of the public to raise issues of concern.

For more information about the role of the Parish Council. For a list of currently sitting Councillors visit our Councillors page.

If you require any further information please contact the Clerk

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Volunteers have been working on plans to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this June. The leaflet below which the Parish Council agreed to fund, provides further information:

 Jubilee leaflet


Poster to encourage dog owners to clean up their dogs waste.


Many thanks to one of our youngest residents for designing this poster. If anyone would like a copy to put on their own property, please contact the Parish Council Clerk. 


This section has been created to keep the community up to date with local information. It should not be used in place of guidance from the NHS and Government. The latest NHS advice can be found on their website.

Puddletown Area Community Support Group

On the evening of Monday 16th March a group including representatives from the Parish Council met to discuss community support during the Covid-19 virus outbreak. A Community Support Group was established primarily to help anyone self-isolating or who needs help with shopping, prescriptions etc. The group is led by Reverend Sarah Hillman and Parish Councillor Julian Hubbuck, and is funded by the Puddletown Charity. The Parish Council and Puddletown Community Cafe donated funds to the charity to enable them to continue to support the group.

Anyone wanting to add their names to the list of volunteers, or anyone  in need of support should contact either:

Julian on 07881 678 126 or by email to julian.hubbuck@gmail.com


Sarah on 01305 848 784 or by email to sarah.c.hillman@outlook.com

A list of local businesses that are able to deliver goods and provide services which may be of use to people who are self-isolating can be found by clicking anywhere on this text.


Latest News

Next Council meeting 

Please see the meeting page for all upcoming meeting dates.
Dog fouling around Puddletown

The Parish Council understands that the majority of dog walkers are considerate and respectful, however some are not so thoughtful. Please ensure that your dog is on the lead walking along the footpath through St Mary's Middle School and that dog mess is bagged and disposed of appropriately wherever you are. Incidents of dog fouling can be reported to Dorset Council using via the website
"Puddletown" - a song by Daisy Chute

An award winning singer/songwriter has created a song about the story of a cobbler's daughter. Thomas Hardy is thought to have based one of his characters in Far From the Madding Crowd on a shoemaker in Puddletown whose daughter died of scarlet fever. Many thanks to Ben Kaye, who lived in Puddletown for many years, for bringing this to our attention.
Road Closure

The Parish Council has been made aware of road closures on Birch Lane and Long Lane, north of Puddletown on the 14th March. Please see the public notice for further information and a map
Help wanted

Puddletown Area Parish Council is looking to recruit more Councillors. Please click the link for details. 

A Community Speedwatch initiative is being established in Puddletown. If you are interested in volunteering for this then please contact the Clerk through the contact us page.
Become a Digital Champion

Dorset Council are looking for more Digital Champions. Could you volunteer to help teach essential skills?