VILLAGE NOTICE BOARD

To add your message or information please use the Contact Form on the Parish Council pages

You can also read the Village Facebook Page (the Yetminster News and Views Public Group) by clicking here   (the Parish Council is not responsible for the administration of this and has no control over its content or input and the comments and views expressed therein do not necessarily represent or should be construed as representing those of the Parish Council or its members or officers or agents and it cannot be deemed or held liable for any activity, action or effort resulting from using this Village Facebook Page link)

EMERGENCIES – click here for a list of emergency contact details

ROAD CLOSURES click this link to see notifications

SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS  – No notifications

FLOODING

Driving through flood water is dangerous. If you are able to use an alternative route then do so; it’s far better to arrive late than not to arrive at all. Only drive through flood water if you are sure that it is shallow and, when making the decision on whether to drive through it or not, you should bear in mind the following facts:
30cm of flowing water is enough to move the average family car
60cm of standing water will float a car
15cm of fast flowing water can knock a pedestrian off their feet.

Flooding information in the Yeovil and surrounding areas can be viewed by clicking here  (the Parish Council is not responsible for the administration of this and has no control over its content or input and the comments and views expressed therein do not necessarily represent or should be construed as representing those of the Parish Council or its members or officers or agents and it cannot be deemed or held liable for any activity, action or effort resulting from using this Flooding Facebook Page link)

COMMUNITY BUS SERVICE & DORSET CAR SHARE DETAILS

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 wvtgbus@gmail.com.

HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS

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) s have now submitted their proposals re the “reserved matters” to the WDDC.

Parish Council, as a Statutory Consultee, had a number of reservations about these and formally objected to them.

The developer, after consultation with West Dorset and the County Highways Liaison Officer made a number of changes which they discussed with the Parish Council at a meeting at the beginning of October. Unfortunately, and although some of the changes are welcomed there still remain a number of areas of concern and we continue to object on these.

Both ourselves and the developer have expressed disappointment that agreement cannot be reached and the application will now be determined by the District Council’s Planning Committee at a hearing at the Council Offices on the 15th November.

The full application is available on the Dorset for You Website and can viewed by clicking this link

WHAT’S ON IN THE VILLAGES

What’s on this week can be viewed on the front welcome page where there is also a link to the Wriggle Valley Magazine’s Diary Pages which gives a full list of events and meetings for the month.

You can view a list of regular meetings by clicking here

MESSAGES

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

Opening of the Yetminster Sports Club

Friday 13 July did not prove to be unlucky for Yetminster Sports club as a large crowd was in attendance to witness the formal reopening of the club. The event included a charity football match between the Yetminster All Stars and Huish, live music, disco and a raffle that raised a good sum towards for the Yetminster Fair which took place on the following day.

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 and also on our dedicated website (www.yrinp.net) and Facebook page. Do please contact us if you want to help!

Following the “Call for Sites”,  a number of potential development sites have been put forward for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan. Our recent Open Day has provided us with the community’s views on these and we will be evaluating the information over the forthcoming weeks.

The Strategic Environmental Assessment of the emerging plan has been provided by WDDC and has been added to the NP section

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.

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.

Dorset Best Kept Village Competitions 2018 – The Old School Gallery Art for All Project

The competition is a yearly event organised by Dorset Community Action and supported by Magna Housing, the District Council and a number of other organisations with the intention of promoting community initiatives within Dorset.

One of the competition categories is a People’s Project award which is intended to identify something that makes a local community special. Yetminster has not previously competed but this year the Gallery’s “Art for All” initiative was entered in this classification and won first prize!.

The Art for All project enables, and empowers, local residents of all ages to overcome their disabilities by developing, and releasing, their unrealised artistic skills and abilities by exploring the various art related mediums that are available.