This website aims to become a source of information for both the local community and those planning to visit or actually visiting this fantastic part of Dorset. We really need the local community to become involved by sending us news of forthcoming events, reports on recent events and photographs. In particular we would like to populate the Calendar with the dates of every activity which is going on within the Parish. The website has been designed to be more interactive by allowing you to use the Contact Us  page to send us some news, feedback or to ask a question or if you require an entry placed on the Calendar. The editor of the website will respond to the messages you leave or add your information. There is also an opportunity for you to join our e-mailing list through the contact us section. If you do so we will email you a copy of the Parish Council minutes together with any other information that we feel may be of interest. A very important section of this website is devoted to the development of the Neighbourhood Plan (Y&RINP) (NB: the Parish Plan has moved to the Parish Council pages) and is where information relating to this can be viewed. Additionally you can also access the Community Forum where you can read discussions, and leave comments, with regard to village issues. The Village Notice Boardwhich enables villagers to post information relating to the village, can also be accessed from the Community Forum Pages. Details of Road Closure Notices are also available on the notice board page.

Dorchester’s Wednesday Market Survey

West Dorset District Council are undertaking a survey that asks for opinions on the market – you can access the survey from the Village Notice Board page

EMERGENCIES – contact phone numbers of emergency services and utilities can be accessed by clicking here or from the notice board page.


SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS – See Notifications on the  Village Notice Board



That a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by 8 March 2018 (14 days* after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 16 May 2018.

Dated 16 February 2018
The Parish Clerk
Yetminster Parish Council

Recently updated pages

12 April – Forum renamed, Library services updated

7 April: Info on front page, road closures and Film Nights updated

14 March: Methodist Services updated

10 March: Information re Folly Farm updated

7 March: Website statistics added http://yetminsterparishes.gov.uk/website-operating-statement/
28 February: Weather Warning added

27 February: Tender for grass cutting and general maintenance

26 February: Wessex Water update

25 February: Update of Ryme Road works to replace the water main added

23 February: Info on the Folly Farm development updated in Village Notice Board

8 February: Latest scam notification added, Clr Legg details added to Parish Council pages

1 February: spelling mistakes updated, Neighbourhood Plan pages updated

24 January: Details re the NORDCAT Community Bus service updated

31 January: Ryme Rd updated, Fair date updated, Emergency link added to Welcome page

15 January: Details of Parish Councillors updated

16 January: Request for new Parish Councillor, Invitation to tender for the mgt of the Sports Club




If you are interested please contact

Carinna Vickers, Clerk to the Council,

via email yetminster@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

Community Bus Service

Wriggle Valley Transport Working Group-  01935873979 or at wvtgbus@gmail.com

If you don’t have transport and want to get into Yeovil or Sherborne NORDCAT can help – they run a community bus Tuesday and Saturday to Yeovil and Thursday to Sherborne and you can then ring to book a seat – they will collect from your door. Full details are on the Village Notice Board page which can be reached by clicking here.

There are also details of the Dorset Liftshare servivce and of the School Bus service which residents can also use

If you know someone who might use one or more these services please tell them

Website Review

We are in the process of reviewing the content and layout of the website and would be interested to receive your suggestions for any changes. It is important that the website reflects the needs and interests of the local community but we can only achieve this with your feedback.

Please use the contact us page to provide your feedback.

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK (see calendar page for further details)

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Scams are schemes to con you out of your money. They can arrive by post, phone call, text message or email or a scammer may turn up at your home.

It could be a scam if:

  • the call, letter, email or text has come out of the blue
  • you’ve never heard of the lottery or competition they are talking about and didn’t buy a ticket
  • you are asked to send money in advance
  • you are asked to give all or part of your bank details
  • you are asked to provide your account pin and password or part of either
  • you are told you have to respond quickly so don’t get time to think about it or talk to family and friends before you decide
  • you are told to keep it a secret.

Scam Protection Advice:

  • don’t engage with the fraudster, just hang-up the phone.
  • never give bank details over the phone.
  • Don’t be rushed; the fraudsters will deliberately rush you, so that you feel you need to give them information quickly, even if they say it is important, don’t give them any personal information.
  • If you want to give your bank a call after one of these phone calls, always use a different phone line to do so.

Bogus/Scam callers have a variety of sophisticated methods, including pretending to be police officers or banking advisors, to convince victims that they are legitimate. On many occasions they have persuaded people to transfer or hand over large sums of cash.

If you are the victim of a scam or wish to report a scam you can do so by contacting Action Fraud. Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. The easiest way to report fraud or internet crime is by using the Action Fraud online reporting

To contact Action Fraud call 0300 123 2040 or visit

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ [2] to report a scam or fraud.

While Action Fraud is a reporting service, it also provides victims with advice and guidance on how to limit their chances of becoming a repeat victim of this type of crime.

Anyone with information about such scams can also call the Police on 101. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.