Postcode: DT2 7PP

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Road Name:Brightsmead
Road Type:unclassified

Brightsmead is a street governed by Hilton Civil Parish council which is within the electoral area of Abbey Ward in the administration area of North Dorset District Council within Dorset County Council located in the South West Euro Region of the UK.

Brightsmead is located 106.9 miles South West from the centre of London, 9.56 miles North East from the centre of Dorchester, 15.14 miles South East from the centre of Yeovil and 21.73 miles West from the centre of Bournemouth.

Brightsmead is approximately 13.87 miles from the coastal tidal high water mark) and is 154 metres above sea level


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Pleck Lane

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The Central point of Brightsmead is approximately 154 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Nearby Telephone Area Codes

Area Code: 01300 - Cerne Abbas
Area Code: 01258 - Blandford Forum

Hotels and Places to Stay Near Brightsmead

Hotel information updated 09/10/2016

Pleck Barn - ansty-gb
Pleck Barn is located in Ansty. Free WiFi access is available. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a bath and a bath or shower. Extras include a sofa and bed linen. The property offers free parking.
Address:Pleck Barn, Higher Ansty, DT2 7PU, Ansty
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£30
Higher Melcombe Manor - ansty-gb
Set in Melcombe Bingham in the county of Dorset, 11 miles from Dorchester, Higher Melcombe Manor features a sun terrace and views of the garden. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms have a private bathroom.
Address:Higher Melcombe Manor, Melcombe Bingham, Dorset, DT2 7PB, Dorchester
Number of Rooms:4
Lowest Price Room:£120
Manor Farm House - dewlish
Situated in Dewlish, Manor Farm House is a cottage boasting a seasonal outdoor pool. The property is 32 km from Bournemouth and free private parking is featured. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
Address:, DT2, Dewlish
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£443.33
Churn House - dewlish
Featuring a seasonal outdoor pool, Churn House is a holiday home located in Dewlish. The unit is 32 km from Bournemouth. An oven and a toaster can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom.
Address:, DT2, Dewlish
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£150
Old Parsonage - dewlish
Old Parsonage is a holiday home located in Dewlish in the Dorset Region and is 32 km from Bournemouth. The property is 49 km from Salisbury and features views of the garden. An oven and a toaster can be found in the kitchen.
Address:, DT2, Dewlish
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£54

Local Council Details

Within the area of North Dorset District
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Salisbury Road
Blandford Forum
DT11 7LL
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Telephone Number: 01258 454 111
County Council: Dorset County
Within the electoral area of Abbey Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of North Dorset
The Member of Parliament is Walter, Robert
Within the area of Hilton Civil Parish Council

Water and Drainage Details

Wessex Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Brightsmead

8 Brightsmead
Sale Price: £162,500
Sale Date: 14/12/2015
5 Brightsmead
Sale Price: £227,000
Sale Date: 26/04/2012
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01020431
Ons Area Name:North Dorset 008B
Average Age : 40.81
Population: 1232.00
Male Population: 683.00 (55.44%)
Female Population: 549.00 (44.56%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
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Following the recent restructure of the Force, Sturminster Newton returns to the section having previously been part of the Shaftesbury area back in the 1980s. The North Dorset area covers 268 square miles and the four main towns of Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Blandford and Sturminster Newton.

Despite the continued and rapid expansion of the four main towns, with Gillingham alone doubling in size and set for further expansion, crime rates remain low and detection rates high.

We are fortunate to live in an area where the majority of the population, people of all ages, are law-abiding citizens and are willing to come forward with information so that we can support them in maintaining the area as one of the safest places to live in England. However, fear of crime remains much higher than the reality.

Further changes have taken place, providing more contact with the local community in order to look more closely at issues that residents decide are of concern to them.

One Section Commander (myself) covers the area, supported by station sergeants in place for each of the four towns and Safer Neighbourhood Teams. The teams include PCs community support officers (PCSOs), special constables and volunteers. This allows more direct contact with local residents looking at issues that they consider important within their communities. It also allows us to work directly with partner agencies such as district and town councils, the health service and housing associations to find solutions more quickly and efficiently.

In addition to the Safer Neighbourhood Teams, patrol officers are also based at all four main stations to provide further support and response to live incidents within the area.

The North Dorset area also hosts many important events including the county’s biggest event - the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Many other popular events take place through out the year including Shaftesbury Gold Hill Fair, Gillingham Music Festival, Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, the Shaftesbury and Gillingham show and carnivals and music festivals at the Larmer Tree.

The Safer Neighbourhood Teams would like to hear from, you, members of the public about any issues you would like to discuss.

To make contact more flexible, each team has a mobile telephone. The numbers are available from the North Dorset Safer Neighbourhood Team pages on this website, just use the links on the right hand side of this page. Please contact us so that we (the police), and our partner agencies can work together to make North Dorset an even safer place to live.

Inspector 1919 Shawn Whitley

North Dorset Neighbourhood Inspector

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Telephone: 101
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Recent Crime in the Area

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Map of Crimes Committed Near Brightsmead


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Location details

Location Details


OS Reference: 376855, 103907
OS Grid Reference: ST769039
Latitude and Longitude: 50.833671308328, -2.3287018615256
Approximate distance to the Coast: 13.87 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Brightsmead

Map Number: 194
Map Name: Dorchester & Weymouth
Ansty Cross
North Dorset
South West
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Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station is 14.86 Kilometers away (9.23 miles)
Dorchester South Rail Station is 15.82 Kilometers away (9.83 miles)
Dorchester West Rail Station is 15.84 Kilometers away (9.84 miles)
Chetnole Rail Station is 17.47 Kilometers away (10.86 miles)

Nearest Airports

Bournemouth International Airport is 35.65 Kilometers away
Bristol International Airport is 66.97 Kilometers away
Southampton Airport is 69.43 Kilometers away
Exeter International Airport is 77.46 Kilometers away

Nearest Ferries

Weymouth Ferry Terminal is 26.48 Kilometers away
Poole Ferry Terminal is 27.55 Kilometers away
Poole Quay Ferry Landing is 27.85 Kilometers away
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing is 30.93 Kilometers away

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Brightsmead is approximately 5.86 miles from the A35

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M90 J7/A91 - 0.00 Km Away
Junction: M90 J6/A977/A922 - 0.00 Km Away
Junction: M90 J8/A91/B996 - 0.00 Km Away

Health Clinics

Milton Abbas Surgery
The Surgery, Catherines Well, Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT110AT
Distance: 4.38 Kilometers
Telephone: 01258 880210
Puddletown Surgery
Puddletown Surgery, Athelhampton Road, Puddletown, Dorset, DT28FY
Distance: 9.81 Kilometers
Telephone: 01305 848333
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Puddletown Library

High Street, Puddletown, DT28RX
Distance: 6.03 Miles
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Craft Centre

Attraction Name: The Studio
Distance: 0.91 (km)

Landmark or Antiquity

Attraction Name: Binghams Melcombe
Distance: 1.89 (km)

Historic Place of Worship

Attraction Name: Milton Abbey
Distance: 3.11 (km)

Landmark or Antiquity

Attraction Name: Milton Abbey
Distance: 3.43 (km)

Nearest Schools

Milton Abbey School

Distance: 3.40 Kilometers
Type: Not applicable
Address: , Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0BZ
Telephone: (01258) 880484

Cheselbourne Village School

Distance: 3.85 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Cheselbourne, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7NT
Telephone: (01258) 837306

Hazelbury Bryan Primary School

Distance: 4.69 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Droop, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2ED
Telephone: (01258) 817492

Milborne St Andrew First School

Distance: 6.77 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Hopsfield, Milborne St Andrew, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0JE
Telephone: (01258) 837362

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Less than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 1.5
Median Speed: 1.4
Maximum Speed: 2
Next-generation access (NGA)?: N
Number of Connections: 12
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