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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.

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


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING – See “Stop Press” and also 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

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


Organisations are invited to tender to manage this community facility which comprises the sports fields, tennis court and sports club building. We are looking for an organisation with interesting ideas on how to deliver a range of activities to serve the local community.

The closing date for tenders has now passed and information on the successful bidder will be released by the end of March

If you would like to be sent the specification please make a request by visiting the Contact Form on the menu bar this website select General Enquiry as the title.




If you are interested please contact

Carinna Vickers, Clerk to the Council,

via email yetminster@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

Ryme Road Works by Wessex Water

Please see the Road Closure Notifications on the Village Notice Board page by clicking here

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. You need to register 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)

Wednesday 7 March:  Parish Council Meeting at 7.30 pm in the St Andrew’s School Hall to include a presentation by the Folly Farm developer


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.

At approximately 8pm on Monday the 5th of February, a male described as tall and thin with short dark hair and possibly in his teens to early twenties knocked at a house in Yetminster, asking to use the telephone as his car has broken down. The male stated he wanted to call a friend to help recover his vehicle. The male then left and said he was going to wait with his car.

The following day the residents received a telephone call from a male claiming to be a Detective Chief Inspector from the Metropolitan Police stating that he had arrested a young male who had knocked at their door the previous evening, and that the male was in possession of credit cards and a bank card in the resident’s name which he had tried to use in London. The bogus police officer said that the young male worked in their bank which is where he got their details from.

The bogus police officer then said that to confirm who he was the resident should hang up and call 999 to ‘verify’ who he was. This is a tactic used by scammers to trick people into thinking they are checking the validity of the person who has called them when in fact, they are not.

Fortunately the residents were very ‘scam aware’ and knew that a telephone line can stay open for up to two minutes so scammers can remain online and play a dialling tone to trick the individual into thinking they’re calling a telephone number. In fact, scammers are still connected and the individual is talking to a scammer who is in the process of trying to steal their money.

Typically the scammer will then ask the recipient of the call for their card details to verify that they match the fictitious cards they say they have.

Scam Protection Advice:

  • The police would never make a call of this nature, so 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.

As you can see 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.

Closure of recycling banks

Click here for information on the closure of the recycling banks.