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 Board, which enables villagers to post information relating to the village, can also be accessed from the Community Forum Pages Details of Road Closure Notices are now available by clicking the highlighted text or the link below.
NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
PARISH OF YETMINSTER
NOTICE IS GIVEN
That a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by 21 June 2017 (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 24 August 2017.
LIVEWELL IN SHERBORNE WEEK
Look out for the LiveWell Sherborne Week Monday 19th Saturday 24th June 2017
There will be Information displays around the town helping you to live well in Sherborne and in the surrounding areas.
Click here for Details www.sherbornetown.com/events.aspx or 01305 233105.
Additionally, as part of the Livewell Week the Yeatman Hospital is holding an Open Day Monday 19th June 2017 1pm to 4pm. There will be information displays and staff available to explain the wide range of services available at your local community hospital.
Potential Loss of Bus Routes 74 and 212
Wriggle Valley Transport Working Group
We have been informed that bus services 74 and 212 will cease in the near future. In realising that this will leave a number residents without access to Yeovil and Sherborne we have, together with Chetnole and Leigh, set up a small working group to examine what options are available with a view to establishing some form of replacement be it that this may be on a limited scale.
We have been in touch with Damory who have been helpful in explaining their operating costs and, whilst it is unlikely that will want to be involved in some form of voluntary initiative they have offered to put us in contact with organisations who may be able to help us. Additionally a Dorset County Council Community Transport Grant of £5000 is available for each parish although matched funding is required which may create some difficulties for us.
We are also aware that there are a number of existing community initiatives operating in the Dorset area in the form of taxi, car sharing and local bus hire. North Dorset Community Accessible Transport (NORDCAT) provides a mini bus which can be booked for journeys and we have also been in contact with South Somerset Community Transport who operate a similar service and they have indicated that they may be able to help us. However both these transport schemes would only be available between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm.
In relation to car sharing it is, we understand, possible to use a web based app enabling people wanting to travel to be put in touch with drivers who are intending to travel. This is in addition to the Dorset wide car share scheme.
Importantly we do need to have some idea of the likely demand for any service and would ask that you complete our survey form which can be accessed by clicking here but is also available on the Yetminster Village Facebook page. If you know of anyone who doesn’t have access to the internet then they can contact WVTG member John Howes 07989018436 and he will arrange for a form to be made available.
So, on a positive note, all is not lost and we are reviewing what can be done and to get something in place so do please look out for information on our progress in the WVM and on the various Parish websites. Further information on Community Transport Services can also be found on the Dorset for You website.
It would be good to have bus users on the working group so if you would like to get involved please contact us on 01935873979 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Wednesday 21 June: Parish Council Meeting at 7.30 pm in the St Andrew’s School Hall – all welcome to attend
WARNING OF EMAIL AND TELEPHONE SCAMS
You may receive an email appearing to be from BT suggesting that you have asked to terminate your account. Under no circumstances should you click on the link that is attached to the email. This is a scam so please delete the email to protect your computer.
A resident in Yetminster has received a scam telephone call. The caller claimed to be from an insurance company that could reduce the cost of payments the resident was making on warranties they had for household equipment. The caller had some details relating to the resident and sounded genuine, and then went on to ask for bank or credit card details. At this point in the conversation the would be victim who was aware that this was a scam call, hung up.
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/  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.
Closure of recycling banks
Click here for information on the closure of the recycling banks.