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 (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.
Proposed Changes to the Concessionary Bus Pass Scheme
Local residents are asked to give their views on the proposed changes to the concessionary bus pass scheme in Dorset. The six week consultation runs until 13 January, and Dorset County Council is keen to hear from people who use the scheme, or may be affected by proposed changes. The county council currently subsidises the scheme which allows bus pass holders free concessionary travel before 9.30am on services where the next bus is not until after 10.30am. Free all day travel is also available for blind and partially sighted pass holders. The proposed changes would mean concessionary pass holders would not be able to travel free before 9.30am on weekdays. No changes are proposed for the partially sighted and blind, who would still be able to travel free any time.
Land North of Ryme Road Planning Application – Appeal Hearing
The Appeal is now completed and we are in the hands of the Inspector. A decision is expected at the end of January. If the the Appeal is found in Gladman’s favour there is little more that can be done. However the Parish Council will endeavour to engage with the builder to come up with a good solution to the site.
FOLLY FARM DEVELOPMENT – APPROVAL A message from the YRIPC Chairman
Following the approval of the 2nd application for 87 houses on the land north of St Andrews School the Parish Council is in discussion with the Developer. Our initial meetings have been most productive and it is proposed to engage with the Builder who purchases the site to discuss the proposed design options. The Neighbourhood Plan Group is aware of the situation and will be developing definitive proposals on house design and site layout to be used in the parish and these will be discussed with the Builder before he puts in his Planning Application. In this way it is hoped that a compromise satisfactory to all parties will be achieved
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
Wednesday 18 January – Meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30 pm in the St Andrew’s School Hall
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Closure of recycling banks
Click here for information on the closure of the recycling banks.