Town and parish council elections in Bryanston are held every four years with the last full elections taking place in May 2011. By-elections may be held to fill vacant seats as and when they occur.
The next parish council elections for Bryanston will follow the general election in May. Town and parish councillors are elected for a term of four years and must seek re-election at the next full elections if they wish to remain in office. Any councillor elected mid-term as a result of a by-election or co-option must also seek re-election standing with anyone else who would like to become a councillor.
At present all but one of Bryanstons Councillors has submitted their application to remain in office.
Bryanston can have a max of seven councillors. If no-one comes forward to join the council Bryanston will have a casual vacancy on the council. If this is the case notices will be displayed ASAP to allow applicants to contact the Parish Clerk. read more


It`s almost time for the first litter-pick of 2015.
This is a worthwhile community project that takes around and hour and half. Clearing the verges and the wooded areas close to the road of tin cans, plastic bags and general rubbish really does make a difference to the village.
The main litter-pick is on April 5th at 10.00am starting at the red telephone box. With just 5 or 6 Councillors it take around an hour and a half. But if a few more people turned out it could take half that time.

You don’t need any gear . It is all provided at the start: gloves ,bin-bags, pick-up tongs. Cllr Gale is proposing to do New Road from the Blandford St Mary end up to the Bryanston village junction on March 29th as he is unable to make April 5th . For a first attempt why not have a try at a nice straight stretch of New Road ? Meet at the bottom of New road around 10.30am.

The Ukulele has recently seen a massive surge in popularity with dedicated Ukulele festivals around the country and many new artists using the instrument in their music. This is a fun and versatile instrument and available in various guises Soprano, Concert, Tenor and Baritone. It is an easy instrument to play and you will be surprised how quickly you progress.

Christine Stone took up the Ukulele towards the end of 2014 to keep a friend company who was desperate to learn the ukulele. She joined a local class and found it to be great fun as well as an extremely sociable activity. She attends two classes a week in Wimborne now and while enjoys the playing in a class atmosphere would interested in starting a Bryanston Group for like-minded people. Christine would love to hear from anyone who has recently started to learn the Uke and would be interested in joining a friendly practice group to meet maybe once a week or fortnight. Please email Christine Stone if at all interested.

Welcome to the BryanstonTimes community website.

This is an independent website funded by private contribution. It is a community website. Anyone can submit articles or propose items for publication here. There might be like-minded residents that have the same interests as you but how are they to know if you hide this information from the community. Photographers, walkers, budding musicians, everyone is different and together we have a diverse range of interests. The village is very much top, bottom and middle. but it does not have to be this way.  The route to making new friends could start right here.

In Sturminster a like-minded group get together and meet at someone’s house to discuss a particular book over a glass of wine. The host gets to select the next book to review and the group meet again in a fortnight or so at a different persons house. This is great opportunity to socialise, meet new people and make new friends.  Make it something special an meet in one of the growing number of coffee shops in Blandford.

Maybe you like walking
- don’t we all?
But maybe you have lots of time but don’t enjoy walking on your own. There are lots of people in this situation who love to walk but not necessarily a ten mile hike. So here is your opportunity to form a group who love walking. Contact the editor here and submit an article telling us what sort of walks you like
Whatever your interest are why not tell us here and share it with the Bryanston community.

Bryanston Times is an independent community site. It is funded by private contribution



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