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Wriggle Valley Transport Working Party

As you know we have, with the loss of the 74 and 212 buses, been looking at how we can provide some sort of service to enable people to get into Sherborne, Yeovil and Dorchester.

We have now met Helen Reed from NORDCAT and feel that their service will (with the opportunity to use the School Buses and also to partake in the Dorset Liftshare initiative) go a considerable way to filling the gap left by the closure of the bus service.

They already run a community bus on Tuesday and Saturday to Yeovil and on Thursday to Sherborne and this calls at Leigh, Chetnole, Yetminster & Bradford Abbas. You need to register – 0125 8473154 for an annual fee of £5 and you can then ring to book a seat – they will collect from your door although we did discuss the possibility of using the existing bus stops which they may consider.

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.

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.

We also recognise that there are people who are now having difficulty in getting to work or to college and for whom the NORDCAT, School Bus or Liftshare services may not be suitable because of the times. We are therefore wondering if we could ask drivers who regularly drive to and from work if they would consider sharing their journey. We have set up a register to put people in touch with each other so please email with your name, contact details, journey information and times and indicate whether you are a driver or someone looking for a lift if you are interested in this. Once we have registered you we will endeavour to find a “match” and then exchange your details so that you can make contact with each other

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.

STOP PRESS! – NORDCAT are to run a trial service on a Monday starting in mid November for 6 weeks – if successful they will consider continuing with it so USE IT OR LOSE IT!!!!

– if you know someone who is a user or might want to start using their community bus service please tell them ASAP

WVT Group

07941518772 or at


Land North of Ryme Road Planning Application – Judicial Review

The application made to the High Court by Gladman to apply for a Judicial Review of the Planning Inspector’s decision has been refused.

The Planning Inspectors original appeal decision can be viewed by clicking here. 

In the light of the experience with this proposed development it is even more important that we complete our Neighbourhood Plan – if you would like to volunteer to help with this please see the NP pages.

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


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.

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.


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