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The NORDCAT Community Transport is available to enable people to get into Sherborne and Yeovil. Their service runs on Tuesday and Saturday to Yeovil and on Thursday to Sherborne and calls at Leigh, Chetnole, Yetminster & Bradford Abbas.

You need to register – 01258 473154 or 472164 for an annual fee of £5 and you can then ring to book a seat – they will collect from your door. The service can get busy so part of the need to book is to enable them to run an extra bus if this is necessary – you need to do this at least the day before you wish to travel.

Please note that although it is primarily service for people over 60 it is available for people of all ages who have difficulty using normal public transport for whatever reason including that there is no other service

Details of the NORDCAT service, including an application form, can be found by clicking here.

Additionally there is already a Car Share scheme in Dorset and this may help those who need to make a journey on a non bus day. Details of this, together with how to register etc. can be found by clicking here which will connect you to the Liftshare log in page – if you are a driver and want to offer a lift you can also register here and there is an App for a mobile phone to make things more flexible and details of this are available on the website.

The new School Bus contracts enable residents to use these buses during school term times and we hope to be able to publish details of these in the near future.

Finally don’t forget that Helping Hands is there to help with Hospital and other similar appointments and they can be reached on 01963 210953.

WVT Group

07941518772 or at


Folly Farm Development

Burrington Estates New Houses (they are a developer based in the South West and Yetminster will be their first development in Dorset) gave a presentation on their proposals to the Parish Council on the 7th March. A number of residents attended the meeting and were able to ask questions and view the display panels that were available. This has been followed by a  “drop in” session, feedback from which will be passed to the developer pending the YRIPC being asked to comment on the development when it is consulted during the planning process to determine the “reserved matters”.

The display boards and further information can be found by clicking this link to the developer’s website.

The developer has advised that next week (23rd April) they will be looking to remove some sections of the hedgerow that fronts onto Thornford road and to replace this with fencing.


The hedge has been ecologically checked (a report has been submitted to the YRIPC) and access is needed to undertake some further surveys and tests.


This is not a commencement of development and no other works will be commenced or undertaken in the near future. The work entails getting a JCB into the site to carry out excavations near to the proposed entrance for drainage and foundation assessment purposes.


St Andrews Church – Refurbishment Appeal

Project to improve the versatility of the church and to fund maintenance work – see calendar for details of village meetings

Neighbourhood Plan

We are now in the process of developing the Community’s Vision and the policies to achieve this. There is more information on the Neighbourhood Plan Pages and do look out for articles in the Wriggle Valley News. Do please contact us if you want to help!

A warning to all dog owners

Many thanks to everyone  for their comments on the issue of dog owners not clearing up their mess. Most people agree that the practice of letting dogs off the lead is not a good practice on the sports field as even the most diligent of owners can occasionally fail to notice that their dogs have done their business.

Unfortunately we have now been forced to designated the Sports Field as a no go area for dogs as owners have repeatedly allowed their dogs to foul the area.


Nottingham Knockers will knock on you door and try to sell you household items – they may have fake ID’s and indicate that they are deaf or just out of prison and need help to have a better life.

Please be aware that this is a scam – tell them you at not interested and contact Dorset Police if you have any concerns

See also info on the Parish Website home page

Sport England Community Fund

Local sports clubs please note that Sport England have a new scheme which will offer up to £50,000 for capital items. They are particularly interested in schemes which will

  • improve and protect existing community sports facilities
  • invest in new and different places that meet the needs of local communities
  • contribute towards any of the key outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development, economic development

Bids from a partnership of clubs and organisations are particularly welcome and although match funding is not a pre-requisite, it could strengthen the bid. Clubs that are interested in making a bid should contact the Parish Council using the contact form on this website.