VILLAGE NOTICE BOARD
To add your message or information please use the Contact Form on the Parish Council pages
EMERGENCIES – Click here for a list of emergency contact details
ROAD CLOSURES – click this link to see notifications
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
Yellow Warning of Snow and Ice for South West England issued by the Met Office – further info at https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/travel-dorset/severe-weather
Snow showers are likely to continue throughout Sunday with a chance that longer spells of snow may effect Southern regions for a time on Sunday. There is a chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel. There is a chance that power cuts could occur. There is a small chance that some rural communities could become cut off. Icy surfaces may increase the risk of accidents and injuries. Significant wind chill will be another factor. Note also that Amber warnings have been issued for areas currently considered mostly likely to see greater impacts
18 /03/2018 – Advice from Travel Dorset – If you must go out driving today, please ensure you clear all snow from windows, windscreens and roofs (so you can see and so it doesn’t blow into other traffic) – No unessential journeys today though please.
REPLACEMENT COMMUNITY BUS SERVICE
With the loss of the 74 and 212 buses 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.
07941518772 or at email@example.com.
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.
It is hoped to arrange a “drop in” session in the next few weeks so that residents can have a further opportunity to see what is proposed and to ask further questions.
The Council will be asked to comment on the development when it is consulted during the planning process to determine the “reserved matters”.
In the meantime, further information can be found by clicking this link to the developer’s website.
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
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.